Drug Use

Psychedelic Drugs Had a Surprising Effect on Crime in a New Study

This is slightly unexpected.<p>By on<p>Filed Under Data, LSD, Mushrooms & Politics<p>Psychedelic drugs are illegal in the United States, so using drugs is, by …

Psychedelia

Before and after pics show reality of drug addiction

A DRUG charity has released a harrowing series of photos to show the horrifying effects drug addiction has on a user’s face.<p>The shocking mugshots, …

Addiction

Josh Gordon says coaches at Baylor helped him cover up drug use

Josh Gordon’s struggles with drug use have been well-known since his days in college, and apparently his coaches at Baylor tried to help him keep the …

College Football

Suspended Gordon Details Drug Use, Hopes For NFL Comeback

<i>By TOM WITHERS, AP Sports Writer</i><p><b>CLEVELAND (AP)</b> — Revealing he was scared for his life because of another drug relapse, suspended Browns wide receiver …

Roger Goodell

Miami Dolphins Assistant Coach Resigns After Video Shows Alleged Drug Use

A Miami Dolphins offensive line coach resigned Monday after a video showing him using a $20 bill to snort three lines of a white powdery substance off a table went viral, NBC New York reported. “I am resigning from my position with the Miami Dolphins and accept full responsibility for my actions,” …

Miami Dolphins

Glee Stars' Dark Secrets Revealed: Child Pornography, Drug Use and More

When <i>Glee</i> first premiered in May 2009, no one could've ever imagined the secrets that would later be revealed about the cast with the seemingly …

Celebrity News

Miley Cyrus reveals an incident that left her scared while talking about drug use

"It was very scary actually, being very high and high on the hot dog, it was terrifying," Cyrus said.<p>Miley Cyrus has opened up about her past drug …

Miley Cyrus

Would You Post Your Drug Use If You're A Young Actress???

<b>Bella Thorne</b> is more Bella Thorne than ever!This and more on <b>The Perez Hilton Podcast</b> with <b>Chris Booker</b> on <b>iTunes</b>, <b>Spotify</b>, <b>Soundcloud</b>, or directly at</b> …

Bella Thorne

Meth users top 30pc spike in 'toxic blend' of mental illness and drug use

Health services are not equipped to treat the "toxic blend" of mental illness and substance abuse, experts say, with a new report finding one in four …

Mental Disorders

Gays or bisexuals show higher rates of drug use than heterosexuals: AIHW

According to data from the Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, gay or bisexual people show higher rates of drug use compared to heterosexuals.

Health Care (Australia)

X Factor drama! One contestant has already been KICKED OFF amid drug use speculation

<b>The X Factor</b> 2017 is barely underway but already the show has been hit with drama after one contestant was forced to LEAVE by bosses.<p><b>Anthony Russell</b> …

The X-Factor

More people were arrested last year over pot than for murder, rape, aggravated assault and robbery — combined

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released by the agency on Monday.<p>Marijuana possession arrests edged up slightly in 2016, a year in which voters in four states approved recreational marijuana …

Cannabis

More people were arrested last year over pot than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent

In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the FBI classifies as violent, according to 2016 crime data released …

Cannabis

Over 5 percent of arrests in U.S. are for weed

Published: Sep 26, 2017, 10:45 am • Updated: Sep 26, 2017, 10:47 am<p>In 2016 more people were arrested for marijuana possession than for all crimes the …

Cannabis

Government launches ice warning campaign

The federal government is launching a new campaign to warn young people about the health dangers of the drug ice.<p>"These drugs have a huge impact on …

Australian News

Government launches ice warning campaign Yahoo7 News

The government is launching a new campaign to thwart the ice epidemic.<p>The federal government is launching a new campaign to warn young people about …

Australian News

Decriminalising drugs: could it work in Ireland?

Campaigners hope we might be about to turn a corner. The reality is more nuanced<p>In 2001 Portugal decriminalised possession of drugs and since then …

David Lynch

Fingerprint test can detect cocaine in 30 seconds

A fingerprint test that can detect if a person has used cocaine within 30 seconds promises to transform the fight against drug driving and drug abuse at work, scientists have said.<p>The new technique, developed by researchers at the University of Surrey, can pick up traces of the substance even after …

Medicine

Using cellphones and sewage, scientists can tell what drugs you’re taking

Asking people about their drug habits — whether perfectly legal pharmaceuticals or those on the more illicit end of the spectrum — unsurprisingly …

University of Queensland

Quantifying Drug Use With Sewage and Cell Phones - D-brief

By Nathaniel Scharping | September 22, 2017 2:01 pm<p>Here be drugs. <i>(Credit: Wanna Thongpao/Shutterstock)</i><p>Obtaining information about illegal drug use …

Health

Guest Editorial: Safe Consumption Sites Will Save Lives, Money, and Improve Public Health

It voters approve Initiative 27, these sites will be banned in King County. by Ingrid Walker Spencer Platt/Getty ImagesPeople are panicked, and for …

Seattle

4 Ways to Cut Violent Crime in America

There are specific reforms that will make the U.S. safer. Gun control isn't one of them.<p>First, the good news -- the crime wave of 2015 and 2016 appears to have been a temporary blip, rather than the beginning of a dangerous new trend. According to a new report by the Brennan Center for Justice, …

Gun Control

Toilet Water and Cell Phones Unlock Secrets of Public Drug Use

The proof is in the pudding.<p>What goes in our bodies must eventually come out. And when it does, it can be analyzed. Scientists already track our …

Scientists Used Cellphones and Sewage to Pinpoint Neighborhoods With Drug Users

But their findings bring up surveillance and privacy concerns.<p>It's entirely possible to analyze literal shit to estimate drug use patterns of whole cities. In fact, as I've reported before, wastewater drug analysis—sampling raw sewage for traces of illicit substances—is common practice in many …

Mobile

Sex for Drugs: Linking Drug Use to Syphilis & Other STDs

Syphilis was on the decline, but the opiate crisis is changing things<p>There is an opiate crisis in the United States. A growing number of individuals …

Sexual Health

Scientists want to use your cell phone data and pee to track drug use

Cellular data could be the key to flushing out wastewater's valuable secrets.<p>The trouble with sewage is you never know how many pees and poos are really in there—amiright? It all just flows into one treatment plant. Once it gets there, no one can tell how many flushes were involved in the …

Health

Using sewers and cell phones to track drug use

If you've ever popped into a restaurant and been surreptitiously asked by your phone if you'd like to review the place, you know just how good our …

Science

Officer's Failed Drug Test: How Long Does Marijuana Stay in Hair?

A veteran police officer in New York City recently said she failed a marijuana drug test because officials tested hair from a weave she wore, rather …

Science

Advocates urge for Alberta curriculum overhaul to include education on opioids

Advocates spurred by concerning rates of opioid overdoses among Alberta youth are urging the government to improve grade-school education on drug use.

Canadian News

Advocates urge for Alberta curriculum overhaul to include education on opioids

Advocates spurred by concerning rates of opioid overdoses among Alberta youth are urging the government to improve grade-school education on drug use.<p>…

Canadian News