- Rats that have lots of sex develop a higher tolerance of amphetamine drugs.
- An experimental drug for alcoholism may help highly stressed people stay on the wagon, finds a Phase 2 clinical trial.
- Music may affect our perception of alcohol content in beer, which could cause us to drink more.
- A study by Siddharth Chandra, director of MSU's Asian Studies Center, used government data to identify probable drug-trafficking patterns in the region.
- Drug overdose is the leading cause of accidental death in the United States, killing more people than car crashes.
- The deadly new designer drugs acts like morphine but packs a greater punch with bigger dangers.
- Researchers found that boys who slept the least were more likely to report early use of alcohol or marijuana, intoxication and repeated substance use.
- Researchers found that students addicted to the internet had more trouble dealing with everyday activities and had significantly higher amounts of depression and anxiety symptoms.
- Could medical marijuana step in and slow America's tragic opioid epidemic?
- Costs related to the U.S. opioid epidemic are rising.
- A 5-year-old New Jersey student brought 30 packets of heroin to his kindergarten class. What would have happened if he used them?
- Sometimes alcohol can amplify or suppress your actual personality.
Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and/or psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin, caffeine and other drugs) which cross the blood-brain barrier once ingested, temporarily altering the chemical milieu of the brain.