Why Cigarettes Seem More or Less Harmful in Various Countries

The tobacco industry is notoriously manipulative and reckless with their marketing, advertising, and, apparently, their legal actions.

Medical Marijuana for Developmental Disorders in Children

As the use of marijuana as a medical treatment becomes more popular, there has also been a growing interest in using marijuana to treat disorders in children.

Marijuana Contact Buzz: Myth or Not?

Researchers test if secondhand marijuana smoke exposure produces detectable levels of THC in the blood and urine of individuals.

Alcohol Consumption as Early as 3 Weeks into Pregnancy May Affect Child

Researchers suggest that alcohol exposure very early in pregnancy could lead to lifelong changes to the gene regulation mechanism in embryonic stem cells.

6 Things You Didn't Know About Alcohol and Your Body

Let's take a look at 8 interesting facts about alcohol and your body.

Using the Placebo Effect as Addiction Treatment

A recent study demonstrates how the power of belief, a key component of the placebo effect, affects the areas of the brain correlated to addict behaviors.

STUDY: Kids Who Sip Alcohol at Young Age More Likely to Have Substance Abuse Issues

Research finds that children who were allowed to sip alcohol had a significantly greater chance of reporting any type of substance abuse by the 9th grade.

Treating Mental Health Disorders and Addiction: Our Flawed Approach

Instead of having accessible or inexpensive treatment centers, it is difficult to receive treatment without medical insurance.

6 Craziest Crimes Done While Under the Influence

We list a variety of humorous as well as chilling stories about criminal actions that have taken place while under the influence of drugs.

Prescription Drug Overdose on the Rise

A recent federal study finds that prescription painkiller-related deaths climbed as the drugs grew more popular and powerful.