Drug Facts

  • Missing Something? – Policies aimed at opioid overdose deaths

    August 3, 2015

    Most recent policies made to prevent opioid overdose deaths target people who are prescribed high doses of painkiller medication. Yet it turns […]

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  • Painkillers – Finding the Right Formula

    May 25, 2015

    A new Maine rule may drastically change opiate sales and addiction. Since the opioid crisis was first realized in the nation, scientists […]

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  • Cocaine Brain – Studies Show Brain Alterations in Users

    May 5, 2015

    People who are addicted to cocaine may have a completely different brain function than people who are not hooked on the substance […]

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  • Social Anxiety and Drug Use? Latest Research.

    April 23, 2015

    That First Drink, Hit, or Dose For years, therapists and researchers have known that anxiety and drug use were linked. However, researchers […]

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  • Still Abused After All These Years – the New OxyContin

    March 18, 2015

    In 2010, almost half the people entering drug treatment programs had used the prescription painkiller OxyContin, a synthetic opiate, to get high. […]

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  • Rise in Heroin use – Is It the Doctor’s Fault?

    February 20, 2015

    Researchers from the University of North Florida, Brandeis University and Johns Hopkins University believe that physicians may be to blame for the […]

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  • Study connects cocaine to judgement errors

    February 13, 2015

    People who use cocaine and are dependent on the substance may not be able to detect their risk of loss and potential […]

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  • New Study Suggests Prior Drug Use Predicts Use of MDMA

    July 7, 2014

    Researchers from the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research at New York University have found that high school teenagers who take […]

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  • Warm environments may make MDMA more harmful

    June 9, 2014

    Drug addiction comes in many forms, and though most people know it by the names “ecstasy” or “molly,” the drug 3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine is […]

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  • How Cocaine Affects the Body

    March 27, 2014

    Cocaine is a powerful stimulant derived from the cocoa plant, which is found in the Andes region of South America and is […]

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