Druguse

Study finds people who use psychedelic drugs tend to be liberal

New research has found a positive association between psychedelic drug use and certain political orientations. The study, published in the <i>Journal of</i> …

Psychology

"It's a Crisis:" Students Want Better Access to Drug Testing Kits - Thump

<i>This post appeared originally on THUMP Canada.</i><p><i>In</i> The Festival Harm Reduction Project series<i>, we examine drug use at music festivals and clubs across the globe, and explore what artists, organizers, harm reduction groups, and concert-goers are doing to make nightlife safer.</i><p>With at least 2300 fatal …

Drug Test

Teen Drug Use Has Dropped Dramatically In The Last 10 Years. Kids These Days!

If you watch coming-of-age films featuring crazy, drug-fueled high school parties or even follow young celebrities on social media, you might worry …

Cruel and Stupid

Posted: May 17, 2017 12:01 AM<p>President Trump's attorney general, Jeff Sessions, ordered federal prosecutors to seek maximum penalties for …

Jeff Sessions

More American Workers Are Testing Positive for Drugs

More U.S. workers are testing positive for illicit drugs than at any time in the last 12 years, according to data coming out today from Quest Diagnostics Inc., one of the largest workplace-testing labs in the nation.<p>The number of workers who tested positive for marijuana rose by 4%, while positive …

News (U.S.)

Would You Give a Stranger an Opioid Antidote?

<b>To the Editor:</b><p>Re “A Public Overdose. An Antidote at Hand. Would Passers-By Use It?” (news article, May 10):<p>Cambridge, Mass., deserves huge applause for exploring the possibility of making Narcan, a nasal spray that reverses opioid overdoses, available to the public through street …

Addiction

Australia should stop beefing up its steroid laws – that won't help users

The use of image and performance enhancing drugs – in particular steroids – is a growing area of concern globally.<p>The use of these drugs has …

Performance-Enhancing Drugs

Drug Addiction In US 2017: D.C., Vermont, Colorado, Most Affected By Drugs, New Study Reveals

Drug abuse has a long history in the U.S. with the highest number of people dying in the past two decades from drug overdose. A new study by …

Addiction

‘No room for drug addicts’: 5 Manila traffic enforcers sacked

Mayor Joseph “Erap” Estrada on Monday announced the termination of employment of five members of the Manila Traffic and Parking Bureau (MTPB) after …

Manila

Facebook Pulls Abortion Group Page for ‘Encouragement of Drug Use’—Then Reverses

Facebook on Thursday deactivated the group page of Women on Web, a Dutch organization that helps women obtain abortion pills by prescription in …

Facebook

Should weed cost a worker their job? Critics say the testing regime is flawed and may breach the law

The Supreme Court has said employers can require workers to take drug tests if they work in "safety-sensitive" jobs.<p>Worried about failing a workplace …

The Workplace

Why legalize pot, but shy away from addressing opioids?

<i>Alexander Kwasniewski is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and former president of Poland. Anand Grover is a member of the Global Commission on Drug Policy and former UN Special Rapporteur on the right to health.</i><p>Canada has recently become the centre of gravity of the global debate on …

Cannabis

OPIOIDS AND BABIES: Addiction, pregnancy and a chance to engage

<b>Part 2 of a 3-part series</b> | As the number of babies born with opioid addictions climbs, so do the services helping pregnant women — including …

Pregnancy

Drug Addiction, Substance Abuse and Recovery News | Addiction Now

News<p>Katherine Beigel - May 11, 2017<p>A recent study found that individuals with opioid use disorders who received medical services in a university …

Substance Abuse

California shifts from scanners to dogs to catch smugglers

California is turning from mechanical scanners to canine sniffers in its latest intensive attempt to catch smugglers who import drugs into state …

Prison