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Without Alcohol, Who am I?

I remember a time in my life when the desire to consume alcohol was so strong that I would do anything I considered necessary in order to consume my …

Sober Tents Provide A Festival Oasis For Music Lovers In Recovery

For many music fans, summer festivals are a beloved annual tradition to take in live sets from some of their favorite bands under the stars while surrounded by friends.<p>And for some fans, their festival experience isn’t complete without knocking back a beer or two or, in more illicit cases, using …

Festivals

This 'totally crazy' synthetic drug is causing a public health crisis in New York City

"It's a zero-to-60 high," said the 47-year-old, who gave his name only as J.C. because of his frequent run-ins with the law. "I've done plenty of drugs in my life, and it only compares to dust," he said, referring to PCP. "But it doesn't last as long."<p>The tutorial was offered in broad daylight on a …

New York City

Soon you might be able to forget that you’re a drug addict

In a perfect world, we’d just forget things that have hurt us or completely destroyed our ability to function on a day-to-day basis – remember Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Our mind would become a filing cabinet we could flick through, reaching in and throwing away offending memories, so …

Memory-Erasing Drug May Help Prevent Meth Addicts From Relapsing

For many people struggling to overcome drug addiction, relapse is a dangerous part of the road to recovery. It can be triggered by a passing memory of the drug's pleasurable effects -- sometimes even after years of sobriety.<p>But what if scientists could hack into the brain to stop relapse at the …

Neuroscience

Could this be the world's oldest drug trafficker? 91-year-old arrested for importing cocaine to Australia

Police in Australia charged a 91-year-old man from Sydney with importing ten pounds of cocaine from India after he apparently fell victim to a scam<p>A 91-year-old Australian man has been charged with importing cocaine inside packets of soap in a crime that – if proven - would make him the world’s …

Jacqui Lambie

Flakka Drug To Blame — 19-Year-Old Arrested After She Called Emergency Services Because She Was Robbed? [Video]

The flakka drug is to blame again. Daneshia Lachelle Heller, a 19-year-old from Fort Lauderdale, Florida, called emergency services because she had …

Crime