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The Marijuana-Psychosis Connection Goes Both Ways In Teens

There’s been a lot of interest from the scientific community in the not-so-simple relationship between marijuana use and a person’s risk of psychosis. The connection is especially important to understand in young people, whose brains are still wiring themselves, a process that continues right up …

Teen Drug Use Number One Health Problem: Study

Matt Helmer was the teen who begged his parents to give each homeless person $20 on the street. He was the guy who worked at the bagel shop and …

When Killing The Pain Does Harm

Prescription painkillers now kill more Americans than heroin and cocaine combined, according to the CDC. Physician Celine Gouder confesses that she, …

Is 18 Too Young To Smoke?

John Kruzel hopes other cities follow New York’s lead in banning cigarette sales to anyone under 21:<p>[T]he 18–20 set does more than just supply …

Families Affected by Substance Abuse Invited to Teen Intervene

CARE of Southeastern Michigan is holding an educational program for teens who have dealt with mild to moderate substance abuse.<p>Teen Intervene is from …

Drug use, decision-making and the blunders of Rob Ford

Toronto mayor Rob Ford has had a rough couple of months. He has recently confessed to using crack cocaine "in a drunken stupor", been caught on video making drunken death threats, and commented to reporters about his cunnilingus skills. He has also previously been charged with drink-driving, and …

Problems later for teens who drink alone - Futurity

Teenagers who drink alone are more likely to develop problems with alcohol as young adults, a new study reports.

Research

Smarter Kids Are Smart Enough to Avoid Alcohol and Drugs, Right?

Maybe not. The latest study of twins shows that early bloomers may become heavier drinkers who start chugging earlier in life.<p>The research is part of …

Marijuana most widely used illegal drug, global study finds

Men in their 20s had the highest rates of abuse<p>Marijuana is the most popular illegal drug used worldwide, but addictions to popular painkillers like …

The Silk Road has been busted – but its legacy to the international drug trade will remain

Since 2011, the Silk Road has infuriated governments the world over by allowing digital pirates to operate above the law. It has been – in effect – an eBay for Afghani heroin, cocaine and all manner of illegal goods. Hosted in the virtual tunnels of the ‘Deep Web’, transactions are made in BitCoin …

How drugs, lack of safe housing fuel Vancouver’s mental-health crisis

A man wielding a knife threatens to kill passersby, another man says he'll burn down an apartment building and kill everyone inside, and a third man is taken to hospital after trying to throw himself off a bridge for the second time in one night.<p>The incidents happened within one week last month, …

Students reaching for ADHD drugs to deal with academic stress

The pressure of the year's first exam-and-essay crunch is driving some students at Canadian universities to look for help in study drugs. A dealer might charge $20 for a single pill of the prescription Adderall, but students under stress are willing to pay.<p>A few weeks ago, before midterm season, …

Mental Health

Use of Stability Studies in Drug, Combination Products & Medical Device Development are Reviewed in New Whitepaper

AGAWAM, Mass., Oct 22, 2013 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- The use of stability testing in new product development -- of drug substances, drug products, …

Sky Ferreira: 'I'm Not Saying That People Should Do Ecstasy, But At Least It's A Happy Drug'

Ecstasy has been a hot topic in the music industry this year, and Sky Ferreira added fuel to the Molly flame in a new interview with Rolling Stone.<p>The 21-year-old singer, who was arrested for drug possession in September, railed against the criticism she's received for having been caught with Molly …

If Marijuana Is Legalized, Who Will Start Using More of It?

Considerations for the debate about age and pot.<p>Ethan Nadelmann, the founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, doesn't think kids and teens are going to start using marijuana more frequently if the drug is fully legalized across the country. The reason is simple: They can already …

Legalisation: solution of the drug issue or highway to hell?

A study published in the British Medical Journal finds that the prices of illegal drugs have generally declined, while their purity has increased over the past twenty years. Researchers from the Canada-based International Centre for Science in Drug Policy reviewed two decades’ worth of global drug …

35 Of The Best And Worst Things About Living Alone

Ever since I can remember, as a kid I was obsessed with the idea of living alone. I guess it was a fantasy I had from playing house and taking it a …

I want to be alone: the rise and rise of solo living

The number of people living alone has skyrocketed. What is driving the phenomenon? And solo dwellers Colm Tóibín, Alex Zane, Carmen Calli and others reflect on life as a singleton<p>Human societies, at all times and places, have organised themselves around the will to live with others, not alone. But …