The Top 15 Most Misused Drugs in America

The Top 15 Most Misused Drugs in America

Every year, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) conducts the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH).
NIDA Releases New TAPS Screening Tool for Substance Abuse Risk

NIDA Releases New TAPS Screening Tool for Substance Abuse Risk

If patients are found to have a SUD or to be at a higher risk, the medical provider has the option to refer them for more specialized care, including addiction…
Pharmacists and Legalized Marijuana: An Uneasy Relationship

Pharmacists and Legalized Marijuana: An Uneasy Relationship

Medical marijuana is legal in a majority of states, although the rules vary with the type and amount of cannabis that a person can buy as well as the allowable…
One Year Later, Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose Inspires Change

One Year Later, Prince’s Fentanyl Overdose Inspires Change

Prince's Fentanyl death inspire change for those reliant on prescription drugs to manage pain who subsequently fall prey to the drug's addictive qualities.

Adderall Use in eSports

Although it rivals professional sporting events in size, eSports tournaments have yet to ban Adderall, the "mental steroid."
The Unresolved Reality of Puerto Rico’s Drug Crisis

The Unresolved Reality of Puerto Rico’s Drug Crisis

Before Hurricane Maria devastated Puerto Rico, the island dealt with poverty, crime and addiction. Another major problem for the island is drug addiction.
Florida’s Top 10 Counties for Drug Overdose Deaths

Florida’s Top 10 Counties for Drug Overdose Deaths

While Florida saw a year-to-year drop in its prescription drug rate from 2010 to 2016, the state is one that still ranks high for drug and alcohol misuse. This suffering…

How to Bring Awareness to World Drug Day

World Drug Day aims to raise awareness about the issues involving drug addiction and abuse. Learn ways you can help support this important cause.
The Drug Addiction Pipeline: Who Supplies Drugs to America?

The Drug Addiction Pipeline: Who Supplies Drugs to America?

Find out which nations are responsible for producing the illegal drugs within America causing addiction and how America plans to treat these addictions.

Why Do People Become Addicted To Drugs?

When people begin using drugs, the way the brain functions begins to change and can cause the person to become addicted to the substance.

A (Marvel) Hero in Recovery

Robert Downey Jr., (Iron Man), has had a life-long battle with addiction that began as early as 6 years-old. His father was the person who first gave him marijuana to…

Is Vegetable Glycerin Safe to Vape?

What kinds of chemicals are in vape fluid? Do we know if the ingredients are safe to inhale? Learn more about what is found in e-liquids.

What to Know About Off-Label Prescribing

Off-Label prescribing practices can provide life-saving drugs to people who need them. Understand the risks and benefits of off-label drug uses.

Xylazine Drug Abuse

Xylazine is an animal sedative that has played a role in an increasing number of drug overdose deaths. Learn more about xylazine and its impact.