Addiction

Can Marijuana Help Crack Addicts Break Free Of Addiction?

Cannabis may help some to wean off of cocaine use, research suggests.<p>Currently, there are no effective pharmaceutical therapies for treating people addicted to crack cocaine. However, Canadian researchers recently investigated the influence of marijuana to help people with crack addictions reduce …

Cannabis

4-year-old dies from drug overdose

(INSIDE EDITION)--A 4-year-old boy who died from an overdose marks the seventh child, under the age of 5, to die from drugs in the past 19 months in …

Philadelphia

How Do Drugs Get Into US? CBP Seized About Four Tons Of Drugs Everyday In 2016, John Kelly Says

U.S. had witnessed the highest number of death rates due to drug overdose in the past two decades. Around 52,404 lethal drug overdoses were reported …

Cartels

Warning: This Drug May Kill You

<b>Warning: This Drug May Kill You</b><p><b>An HBO Documentary on the Opioid Epidemic, directed by Perri Pelt</b>z<p><i>Debuts on May 1, 2017 (10 PM, EST)</i><p>Review by Lloyd I. …

Opioids

Were drugs to blame for Erin Moran’s death?

Former “Happy Days” star Erin Moran may have died from a drug overdose, according to new reports.<p>A source gave the scoop to the Daily Mail, saying …

Crime

Spend a Dollar on Drug Treatment, and Save More on Crime Reduction

The burden of substance abuse disorders can fall heavily on the families and friends of those who battle addictions. But society also pays a great deal through increased crime. Treatment programs can reduce those costs.<p>For at least two decades, we’ve known substance use and crime go hand in hand. …

Health Care

‘Crazy dangerous’: Heroin laced with elephant tranquilizer found in Colorado

EAGLE, Colo. — An elephant tranquilizer that is about 100 times more potent than fentanyl has been linked to at least two overdose deaths in Eagle …

Denver

SC liquor ban: In Kerala, apex court ruling sparks fear of ascend to drugs, illicit alcohol

While a majority of the states are struggling to mitigate the economic losses from the Supreme Court’s ruling to shift bars and liquor retail outlets …

Liquor

Medical pot works in the battle against PTSD, vets say

Veteran Trev Bungay began looking for a wellness plan better than a fistful of pill. “I felt that if I didn’t actually make a change right now I was …

Cannabis

Health department preparing doctors for opioid rule changes

The Vermont Health Department is working to ensure that health care providers are ready for new rules that regulate how opioid painkillers are …

Health Care

Trump appears to be bringing back the drug war, but cops may not welcome its return

Senior Trump administration officials have signaled that the US's protracted drug war will return to full force, but law enforcement, long tasked with manning the front line of that war, may not welcome the return of the duties and dangers it entails.<p>Attorney General Jeff Sessions and Homeland …

Criminal Justice

'She did not get the risks at all': Island teen dies of suspected fentanyl overdose

Vancouver Island teen Heather McLean died from a suspected overdose of fentanyl-laced cocaine on Easter Sunday, just weeks before her 18th …

British Columbia

'Our children are dying, every day'

As governor of New Jersey, Chris Christie used his position to advocate for a revision in the state’s drug policies. He was successful in signing a …

Liberal POV

Are Your Brain Cells Safe? Doing Drugs, Stress And More Ways To Kill Them Off For Sure

Contrary to popular belief, we don’t have a limited supply of brain cells. Sure, the majority of them grow early in life, but some areas of the brain …

The Brain

Calgary mother hopes photo of dying son will deter others from doing fentanyl

Sherri Kent's son, Michael, 22, died after overdosing in a B.C. washroom<p>A Calgary mother is hoping a photo of her lying on a hospital bed with her …

Compassion

Rachael Leigh Cook Starred in a New Drug PSA, And It's Very Different From the '90s One

Perhaps you recall Rachael Leigh Cook’s memorable 1997 anti-drug commercial, in which she smashes not only an egg, but an entire kitchen, in an …

Chemicals

Woman Says Viral Video Showing Her Overdose Saved Her Life: ‘I Was Brought Back for a Reason’

A Wisconsin woman is crediting a viral video showing her unresponsive after an overdose with helping her turn her life around.<p>“I don’t think I would …

Viral Videos

‘Everyone’s high - they gonna arrest everyone?’ Southeast Asian students and the lure of drugs in Australia

MELBOURNE: At almost every rave, concert or music festival Cassandra* attended as an undergraduate in Australia, the likes of MDMA, LSD, GHB and …

Cannabis

The street with no taps: ground zero for Melbourne's new heroin crisis

Vicki Howard bears the scars of life in a street overrun by heroin addicts.

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Iowa

Cuomo Signs Bill Devoting $200 Million To Fighting Heroin Epidemic

<b>HAUPPAUGE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork)</b> — Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed legislation this week investing more than $200 million to combat the heroin epidemic.<p>As WCBS …

Andrew Cuomo

Pirate Sword Letter Opener

A guy walks into a drug store and puts a bunch of items in his cart, walks towards the door without paying, and is intercepted by store employees. …

Crime

Change in 52-year-old Medicaid rule will expand mental-health care

A change in a federal Medicaid rule that has stood for 52 years is expected to allow more Ohioans to get badly needed mental-health …

Health Care

NY health care providers to push for supervised drug sites

A group of health care providers, drug reform advocates and former users is launching a new effort to bring supervised drug consumption centers to …

Health Care

SA eases red tape for medicinal cannabis use

Doctors will be able to prescribe the medicinal use of cannabis, but only as a short-term treatment, in South Australia from this week.<p>The SA …

Medical Marijuana

Getting treatment for problem drinking — without giving up alcohol

She no longer drinks seven days a week. She doesn't lose entire Saturdays to hangovers.<p>She doesn't have to worry that her kids always see her with a wine glass in her hand.<p>But Adrienne, an Indiana therapist who asked to be identified by only her first name, does drink. With the help of an Evanston, …

Alcohol

Prescription Drugs Are Too Expensive -- Here's The Solution

President Trump and the Republicans want to reduce “astronomical” drug prices by slashing costly regulations. Democrats favor direct measures, such as letting patients buy cheap medicines from Canada.<p>Both parties are overlooking a simple yet stunningly effective way to lower patients’ pharmacy …

Health Care

FDA strengthens warning against codeine and tramadol for children

<b>(CNN) —</b> The Food and Drug Administration says medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children, and warns that these drugs could cause serious risks including difficulty breathing and death.<p>The agency announced new restrictions on the medications Thursday that go beyond …

Chronic Pain

New Warning on Giving Kids Codeine or Tramadol

The Food and Drug Administration warned that cough and pain medications containing codeine or tramadol should not be given to children after reports …

Wellness

Psychedelics Can Help Cure Addiction, Anxiety, Depression and PTSD, Scientists Say

Inside the backyard of a south Sydney property, a postmodern shaman grows a selection of psychedelic plants he says he uses for medicine.<p>The shaman, …

Lsd