New Synthetic Drug 'Flakka' Triggers Crazed Behaviors

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

Indiana Enacts Law Changes to Protect Drug Abusers from HIV Surge

A portion of Southern Indiana has been the site of a rapid rise in HIV cases.

Are E-cigarettes the Lesser of Two Evils?

The chemicals used for the vapors in e-cigarettes has risen since their early inception, denting its image as the healthy alternative to tobacco.

How Alcohol May Be Disrupting Your Sleep

Many believe that alcohol has a calming effect on the central nervous system, but many scientific studies suggest it actually causes sleep disruptions.

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.

The Dangers of Prescription Drugs

Prescription drugs are concerning because consistent use can lead to addiction, which is a downward spiral many people have already traveled.

Getting Help from Social Service Agencies

Addiction and drug treatment costs can be high, so if you can get some agency help to cover at least some of the cost, it is worthwhile.

Why You Should Get Physical in Recovery

To achieve physical recovery, the responsibility lies directly on the recovering addict or recovering alcoholic.

Adolescents and Teenagers: Pot Use and the Developing Brain

There is great debate among health professionals about the negative effects of marijuana use among youth, including whether or not those effects are permanent.

What Alcohol Really Does to Your Body

Absorption of alcohol into the body begins in the stomach lining, where it is assimilated into the body of the drinker.