The Growing Cases of Real 'Nurse Jackies'

As portrayed on the TV show Nurse Jackie, the incidence of nurses who are addicted to alcohol or drugs is an increasing problem in the healthcare industry.


Are There Degrees of Alcoholism?

Some are able to manage their alcoholism and some are not. This is not a choice, it is the degree to which the alcoholic suffers from the disease of alcoholism.


Myanmar's Heroin War Is Lost--Can America Be Next?

The United Nations Office on Drug and Crime has tried cracking down on Myanmar but we may be far from seeing the end of heroin exports from the country.


What Austin's Doing to Fight Drunk Driving and What Other Cities Can Learn

The SXSW drunk driver tragedy was a wake up call about the alcoholism issue in the city of Austin, especially to those in the music community.


Binge Drinking: Is Indulging Once Bad for Your Health?

Study discovers that blood alcohol levels reaching 0.08g/dl in one hour causes a bacteria leak from the gut, triggering dangerous immune responses.


How Mexican Drug Cartels Impact Our War on Drugs

With the expansion of the Mexican drug cartels into legitimate and semi-legitimate business activities, they become much more difficult to root out.


Breathalyzer Test for Marijuana Soon Available

The marijuana breathalyzer will follow the same concept as the traditional alcohol breathalyzer test by detecting the substance in exhaled breath at the scene.


How I Got Through Opiate Withdrawals

One writer shares her story of recovery from opiates and learning that the withdrawal portion is actually just the beginning of an arduous lifelong journey.


Xanax Overdoses Double in Just Six Years

Xanax is recognized for its addictive properties and remains one of the most widely popular substances abused by teens and young adults.


How the FDA Might Start Learning About Drug Side Effects Through Twitter

A pool of tweets mentioning popular pharmaceuticals and their side effects was examined by the team of researchers and paired against FDA data.



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