Drugs and Alcohol

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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.

5 Family Intervention Tips

If you know an addict who needs help, a family intervention might be their only hope. Get the tips you need to hold a successful one.

Is aeroponics used by marijuana growers?

The idea of growing plants without the use of soil has applications for marijuana growers. You can learn more about aeroponics from this article.

Avoiding the St. Patrick's Day Hangover

If you celebrate St. Patrick’s Day the old fashioned way... the luck of the Irish probably won’t save you from being hung over the next day. Check out how to avoid the day after hangover in this article.

Why does caffeine keep you awake?

Caffeine effects include an increase in your heart rate and an increased level of alertness. Learn more about some of the different caffeine effects.

How does smoking starve your heart of oxygen?

You know how some people try to commit suicide by enclosing themselves in a garage with a running vehicle? When you smoke, you're filling your blood with that same deadly chemical -- carbon monoxide.

Chronic Effects of Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol abusers suffer from a wide range of medical ills. Learn more about the chronic effects of alcohol abuse in this article.

Deadly Dangers of Cocaine Use

Cocaine is the most commonly abused illicit drug that has severe repercussions on the body. Learn more about the killer effects of cocaine use on the body and mind.

How can nicotine be good for me?

Nicotine based drugs are currently under development by pharmaceutical companies. Find out which ailments could be treated with nicotine based drugs.

Is alcohol more dangerous than ecstasy?

In Britain, illegal drugs are ranked as A, B, or C. Class A is supposed to be the most harmful, and Class C is supposed to be the least harmful. A recent study shows that the rankings may be all mixed up.

Are tobacco companies increasing the nicotine content in cigarettes?

Are major cigarette companies secretly increasing cigarettes' nicotine content? Check out the evidence for an increase in nicotine levels in cigarettes in the last 10 years.

Secondhand Smoke Basics

The hazards of secondhand smoke have been known for some time, but what we didn’t understand was the true extent of the danger. Learn about the harmful effects of secondhand smoke.

How Hangovers Work

Think the "hair of the dog that bit you" is your road to salvation? Think again! There is some complicated chemistry going on in the body when you overimbibe.

Could alcohol, caffeine, nicotine or street drugs be raising my blood pressure?

Drugs can sometimes have a negative effect on the body as it is trying to treat an illness. See what we uncovered about drugs and how they are related to high pressure.