Substance Abuse

8 Sobering Facts for National Impaired Driving Prevention Month

We’ve all seen the commercials that show carnage in the wake of an impaired driver, but yet people are still ...

6 Accidental Ways to Fail a Drug Test

Drug tests can be a requirement of some employers, and urine tests are the most common way they are administered. ...

Heroin Usage Rising, Report Shows

The United States government has been waging a war on drugs for decades, but a new report suggests it may ...

Are People with Blue Eyes More Likely to Become Alcoholics?

Researchers at the University of Vermont have released a report suggesting that people with blue eyes are more likely to ...

7 Surprising and Dangerous Addictions

When you go out for dinner with a friend do you spend most of your time catching up or checking ...

Cocaine Use Now Visible Via Simple Fingerprint Test

Researchers in England have discovered a new and very efficient way of testing for drug use: analyzing fingerprints. ...

More American Adults Abusing Stimulants, Report Finds

A new report shows that the number of adults abusing stimulants at work is on the increase. ...

Ketamine: The Pros and Cons of a Worldwide Ban on the Drug

Ketamine is used as an anesthetic on animals and in some cases, on humans, due to low cost and ease of ...

Binge Drinkers Not Always Alcoholics, Study Finds

A new report on alcohol consumption has provided a rather surprising finding: most people who binge drink, or drink to ...

Opioid Abuse Devastating for Young Adults, Study Finds

A new Ontario, Canada-based report finds that powerful opioids — including painkillers like OxyContin and codeine — represent a leading ...

Some Medications Can Help Curb Desire for Alcohol, Study Finds

Alcoholism is a major problem in the United States, with roughly 80,000 people dying each year from alcohol-related causes. ...

10 Addictively Dangerous Yet Legal Drugs

It might surprise you learn that many of the most addictive drugs for humans are actually legal. ...

Alcohol Causes Almost 80,000 Deaths in Americas Each Year, Report Finds

A new report from the Pan American Health Organization/World Health Organization (PAHO/WHO) says that alcohol consumption results in roughly 80,000 ...

12 Signs of Drug Addiction: Do You Need Help?

Do you or someone you know have a drug addiction? It’s difficult to tell at first, however, many people are ...

10 Signs of Alcohol Abuse: When Drinking Becomes a Problem

Alcohol abuse is a very serious disease that many people struggle to deal with every day. ...