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Only Ten Percent of Alcoholics Prescribed Medication

By Shawn Dwyer

An analysis of over a hundred case studies showed that alcoholics were denied medications proven to help overcome addiction if only because their benefits are not widely known. MORE  

New Study Raises Doubts About Health Benefits of E-Cigarettes

By Shawn Dwyer

Researchers found that many e-cigarette users often use the product while still smoking regular cigarettes; the study also raised questions about claims that they're nothing more than harmless vapor. MORE  

Casual Cocaine Users At Risk For Heart Disease

By Shawn Dwyer

According to a study, even recreational cocaine users suffer from high blood pressure which can lead to irreversible damage to the heart. MORE  

Weed-Booze Combination More Dangerous For Teen Drivers Than Just Alcohol

By Shawn Dwyer

A new study shows that teenagers who combine pot and alcohol are more likely to be ticketed or involved in an accident. MORE  

New Study Brings Cocaine Addiction Medication Closer to Reality

By Victoria Kim

A new compound has proven to be greatly effective in suppressing the urge to relapse by blocking the narcotic's rewarding effects. MORE  

Controversial Research Links Casual Pot Use With Brain Abnormalities

By Paul Gaita

The study drew sharp criticism for its "dishonesty" and alleged influence of its funding agencies, which include the Office of National Drug Control Policy. MORE  

Brain Activity in Rats on PCP Offers Clues to Schizophrenia

By Paul Gaita

When given a dose of angel dust, lab rats displayed changes in their brain chemistry that were comparable to the same changes seen in the schizophrenic brain. MORE  

Research Shows Ritalin Causes Long-Term Brain Injury

By John Lavitt

Though still in the research phase, a new study showed that the ADHD drug can potentially cause clinical depression and damage to the frontal lobes. MORE  

Researchers Identify Brain Area Tied to Problem Gambling

By Victoria Kim

Turns out those who suffer injuries in the insula cortex, which controls consciousness and motor control, are more rational about gambling outcomes, even compared to those with healthy brains. MORE  

Researchers Investigate Positive and Negative Effects of Cocaine

By John Lavitt

Scientists examined an animal’s desire to seek pleasure, rather than the pleasure itself, which they believe is the key to understanding drug abuse. MORE  

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Study Describes E-Cigarettes as Gateway To Illegal Drugs

A pair of scientists claimed in the New England Journal of Medicine that electronic cigarettes can alter brain chemistry like cocaine.

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Gold Medalist Michael Phelps Arrested for DUI

This is the second time the Olympic star has been busted for driving under the influence.

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America Consumes 80% of the World's Prescription Painkillers

Though ranking 24th in literacy and dead last among developed nations in healthcare, the U.S. is number one when it comes to taking prescription drugs.

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Student Athletes In Oregon Demand School Drug Testing

In a surprising turn, students in one Oregon school district actually want to get tested for drugs.

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