The teens who used marijuana the most didn't show greater declines in cognition and intelligence than teens who only lit up occasionally, nor did these teens show greater declines than their twins who didn't use.
By Drs. David Niesel and Norbert Herzog, Medical Discovery News Have you ever heard doctors referred to as "pill pushers"? While medical profession...
Last month Congressional Republicans rallied behind an effort to lift a decades-old ban against federal funding for syringe exchange programs.
There is no instruction manual for mothers of addicts. We have all the information about what to expect when you are expecting and of course there is...
In light of every single tragedy and experience, rises a heightened awareness and empowerment. It amazes me how resilient humans are. I have seen many, like myself, rise from the ashes of their tragedy, and become a pillars of hope -- advocates for change.
Maine Gov. Paul LePage has now apologized, supposedly, for what media have termed his racially-charged comments about drug dealers with names like "Shifty" and "D-Money" invading his state from New York and Connecticut to deal heroin and impregnate white women.
He's unconscious as we pull him up from the floor, too much G apparently; his body is cold and limp. I'm not sure how long he was passed out on the ba...
In early 2015 Kentucky shocked the nation by becoming the first Southern state to officially legalize syringe exchange programs. Since then the news has covered the successful roll-out of a couple different syringe exchange programs through local health departments, but has also reported some backlash coming from the legislature.
Perhaps on some level there is truth to some facets of these stereotypical roles that are pounded into the minds of the American TV viewer. It is not, however, the image of the justice system I see in my day-to-day work as a public defender.
There is no real evidence that drug testing should be tested for those on welfare. In fact, testing welfare recipients for drugs isn't solving the current social and economic problems we're having in America.
I am here to tell you how to deal with these tricky teens and how to get them to be both chatty and happy about talking to you. Trust me on this one. I know teens. I work with them all the time. I listen to them. I've raised a very lively one.
I get how addiction transference can happen and also how fervently most drug addicts do not want to quit drinking. It can feel like (and may be) the only friend you've got left.
As a writer, I know the words we choose to use matter. The use of derogatory words like "junkie" or "dope fiend" not only greatly affects the addict's psyche, but those who care deeply for them as well.
Mississippi prisons are so rife with gang violence that a federal court ruled that it's cruel and unusual punishment just to have inmates reside in th...
Drugs are a part of life, but the way we talk about drugs in our society is hugely problematic. We make distinctions based on a drug's legal status, and most people never question why only certain drugs are illegal.