Most teenagers who got addicted with opioids first received drugs with the help of a prescription from doctors.
A brain scan test can successfully predict potential drug use among teens better than the traditional behavioral and personality measures.
A new law will now prohibit people under 18 from buying some over-the-counter cough syrups that contain a certain ingredient often abused by minors.
A California man is scheduled to appear in court early next year after being charged with driving under the influence of drugs, which appeared to be caffeine.
Older adults taking a certain class of drugs to counter depression, anxiety and other health problems were more likely to visit emergency rooms and require hospitalization.
Leaf-inspired prototype reactor could capture the energy from sunlight and use it to produce drugs sustainably and cheaply anywhere.
Historical records show that drug use and alcohol were highly encouraged and widespread among Nazi Germany soldiers during the Second World War. There are reports that Nazi soldiers have been encouraged to use Morphine, Opium and, some, Heroin during their service. But the number one drug all soldiers were addicted to during the war was Pervitin.
New data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed that deaths caused by drug overdose have surged by nearly 200 percent in some states, with large percentage of the deaths caused by synthetic opioids.
A new study by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) has made a shocking discovery: over 2,000 counties in the U.S. suffered from 200 percent increase in deaths linked to substance abuse - including alcohol and drugs - and mental health problems since 1980.
A new research has established the connection brain activity when conducting religious engagements and results showed that the effect is the same as the effect of drugs, love, sex and gambling.
The Food and Drugs Administration (FDA) gave the green light for the Phase 3 clinical trial of Ecstacy as treatment for post traumatic stress disorder or PTSD.
New experimental kidney cancer drug worked better than the standard first-line therapy for patients with metastatic disease.
What would you get if you cross ibuprofen with aspirin? No one is sure, but a team of MIT researchers headed by Alán Aspuru-Guzik has developed an artificial intelligence program that could provide an answer to this by recommending a molecular structure that amalgamates properties of both the medications.
Last year, Oregon declared the commercial use of marijuana as legal. However, there have been recent reports on marijuana use not by people, but by pets, which seem to stumble upon pot and get totally high.