Legislation Aims to Curb Drug Abuse Among Seniors

Looking for those who see multiple doctors and are filling more than one prescription for their addictive medications is a big part of the bill.

Feds Push States To Provide Medical Treatment for Heroin Addicts

New funds being provided through SAMHSA will provide funds for programs in states which provide medication-assisted treatment protocols.

The Dangers of Marijuana-Impaired Driving

A recent study regarding the effects of marijuana on driving performance showed dangerously impaired motor coordination.

Bath Salts: An Overview

Bath salts can become easily addictive, and it can be difficult for anyone to overcome the addiction without outside and professional help.

Eight Drug Smugglers Killed By Firing Squad in Indonesia

The April 29 execution of two Bali heroin smugglers who were arrested in 2005 has led an Australian foreign diplomat in protest of the executions.

New Drug to Erase Drug-Associated Memories

Clinical tests on animals show that a single injection of the drug Blebbistatin has promising results in erasing the brain's memories of drug use and response.

New Technology Tests Breath for Illegal Drugs

Analyzing the breath of the person being tested happens with a process called liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry.

Hypertension Medication Finds New Use in Treating Opioid Addiction

Researchers found that Buprenorphine, when combined with the drug Clonidine, shows promising results in reducing cravings, even after the withdrawal period.

Cocaine's Effects on the Brain: Impulsive Behavior

In attempt to end cocaine addiction, medical researchers have searched for a medication that can help end cocaine dependency.

New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

In April 2015, flakka exploded in the media after causing erratic and delusional behavior.