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Back in the 1980s and '90s, D.A.R.E. was in almost every American school. But the drug prevention program was shown to have little success at keeping kids away from drugs. With the current opioid crisis, D.A.R.E. is poised for a comeback.
By Melanie Radzicki McManus Nov 1, 2017
Studies indicate cannabis can help victims of chronic pain without the risk of deadly overdose.
By Jamie Allen Oct 4, 2017
Some people buy "clean urine" off the internet. Others borrow a deposit from a helpful friend. But can labs tell whether your pee is your own or someone else's?
By Alia Hoyt Sep 22, 2017
A new study gives alarming evidence that more Americans than ever meet the diagnostic criteria for alcoholism.
By John Perritano Aug 18, 2017
The U.S. is experiencing a widespread opioid epidemic, but some states are seeing especially high numbers of overdoses.
By Alia Hoyt Aug 16, 2017
How much does your personality change when you're drunk? You might be surprised by the findings of a study from the University of Missouri.
By John Perritano May 16, 2017
Isn't that just one long and toxic cocktail of intense pain?
By Laurie L. Dove Feb 13, 2017
There's a new risky behavior gaining popularity among teens, and it involves e-cigarettes.
By Kate Kershner Feb 9, 2017
We talk with addiction specialists and recovering alcoholics to find out whether the host should hold off on the booze, give a heads-up, or do nothing.
By Alia Hoyt Jan 6, 2017
Many Americans who've benefited from using medical marijuana are wondering whether they can get a prescription for their pets, too.
By Dave Roos Jan 4, 2017
With the right diagnosis and in the right doses, the right stimulant can do what it sounds like it shouldn’t: Keep the overstimulated calm and cool.
By John Donovan Nov 8, 2016
Vaping's a pretty new phenomenon, so we're still in the dark as to what an average e-cigarette or vaping user inhales and discharges. That could change soon though.
By Kate Kershner Oct 11, 2016
Drinkers tend to judge their own inebriation by turning a bleary eye to compare themselves to those around them, according to a new study.
By Chris Opfer Sep 23, 2016
The city could become the only place in the U.S. to have safe zones where heroin addicts could use drugs under medical supervision.
By Ben Bowlin Aug 24, 2016
Sure, pot can help with myriad medical problems, from nausea to inflammation, but could it also improve performance on the field?
By John Donovan Jul 27, 2016
What does the phenomenon of "smoking wet" have to do with why this guy hid a real human brain beneath his house?
By Jesslyn Shields Jul 22, 2016
It's not yet on the market, but many states are turning their noses up at Palcohol, citing potential for underage drinking, snorting and sneaking.
By Alia Hoyt May 6, 2016
New research finds that although alcohol dependence is harder on your body, persistent marijuana use can cause more financial, socioeconomic troubles.
By Jesslyn Shields Mar 29, 2016
The chuckling, happy-go-lucky stereotype of the marijuana user may soon be laid to rest.
By Ben Bowlin Mar 2, 2016
Vaping with chemical flavors may expose users to diacetyl, a potentially dangerous chemical that can seriously damage the lungs.
By Chris Opfer Dec 28, 2015
The Netflix TV show has some folks wondering about drugs in the U.S. military.
By Alia Hoyt Dec 22, 2015
Smokers aren't all two-pack-a-day types, but many of the people who have a cigarette here and there don't consider themselves smokers.
By John Donovan Nov 6, 2015
Harold and Kumar have a lot more company these days.
By Christian Sager Oct 26, 2015
Our favorite fictional monster scientist explores the wonders and terrors of ... mushrooms.
By Robert Lamb Oct 21, 2015
We can all name a great musician, writer or actor who's struggled with alcohol abuse. Just how linked are creative genius and a good cocktail?
By Colleen Cancio
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