Drugs and Alcohol

Find information on alcohol and illegal drugs, caffeine and nicotine, and information on addiction.


Can I get cancer from one cigarette?

A 2010 surgeon general's report about the dangers of smoking led to headlines warning "One Cigarette Can Kill You!" Should you take this claim with a grain of salt or start worrying about that cigarette you puffed at a party five years ago?

Why do some people get flushed when they drink?

It can be embarrassing, but it also may be a survival skill. Find out why some of us get red-faced while tying one on.

How does alcohol make you drunk?

At best, drinking alcohol can lower your inhibitions and relax you; at worst, it can be dangerous. Find out exactly how alcohol does what it does.

DUI Victim Tells His Heartbreaking Story

This state highway patrolman thought the good he was doing on the roads would keep his family safe from drunk drivers. He was shocked when his daughter was killed in a d.u.i. accident.

Coffee Makes You Smarter, Thinner, and Healthier

More than giving you a buzz, coffee is now proving what many of us claim that we've always known: coffee is good for you!

Medical Cannabis Cultivation Methods

The medical marijuana industry is growing into the mainstream, with millions of patients now eligible to use it to relieve the symptoms of their neurodegenerative disorders and chronic diseases. How can you cultivate it correctly and legally?

History of Medical Cannabis Use

People often joke about the supposed benefits of "medical" marijuana, but the controversial plant has a surprisingly long history of use for medicinal purposes. We'll get a whiff of cannabis' medical history in this article.

5 Common Uses of Medical Cannabis

Learn more about medical cannabis. Find out the five common symptoms that medical cannabis helps to relieve.

What are the different types of synthetic cannabis?

Learn more about the different types of synthetic cannabis and how these substances are being used to treat patients. Find out more about this form of alternative medicine.

What states allow medical cannabis?

Learn more about state legislation governing medical cannabis use. Find out about use, possession and cultivation of medical cannabis in your state.