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Addictive Substance:...

  A legal, natural and addictive substance called kratom is becoming increasingly popular in South Florida, according to a news report. Kratom comes from the leaf of a tree grown in Southeast Asia, WPTVreports. According to the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), kratom is...

The Power of Situati...

The popular, formerly caffeinated, fruity alcoholic beverage, Four Loko, has been blamed for a spike in alcohol-related hospitalizations, especially throughout college campuses. Initially, caffeine was deemed the culprit and the Food and Drug Administration ordered all traces of caffeine to be...

Sensitivity To Alcoh...

    Researchers have long known that individuals with a positive family history of alcoholism (FHP) are at an increased risk themselves for alcoholism. This increased risk may be due to their different reaction to alcohol than individuals with a negative family history of...

Needing But Not Rece...

Past Year Perceived Need for and Effort Made to Receive Specialty Treatment among Persons Aged 12 or Older Needing But Not Receiving Treatment for Illicit Drug or Alcohol Use: 2009 The number and the percentage of youths aged 12 to 17 who needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol...

Addiction to painkillers hobbles more patients May10

Addiction to painkil...

Nichole Marie Case unwittingly became dependent on opioid pain drugs. She’s not alone. The National Institute on Drug Abuse estimated in 2008 that 1.85 million people in the United States were dependent on or abusing prescription opioids, also known as Schedule II painkillers. Americans...

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and Gender: 2009 May05

Substance Dependence...

Substance Dependence or Abuse in the Past Year, by Age and Gender: 2009 Source: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Office of Applied...

New Research Backs A...

New Research Backs AMA Push To Ban Energy Drinks, Australia   New research that shows that young people are attracted to alcoholic energy drinks because they allow them to keep drinking for longer periods adds weight to the AMA’s push for a ban on energy drinks, especially pre-mixed...

Alcoholism more like...

Alcohol cheers some people while it pushes others into depression. This could predict who is likely to have a problem with drinks – those who get high on alcohol are far more likely to become addicted. Though often described as a depressant, alcohol contains a mixture of stimulant and...

OxyContin is the opi...

Now, the rate of prescription drug abuse is outpacing abuse of cocaine, heroin, hallucinogens and meth combined, analysis shows.

Together, Caffeine And Booze Impair Judgment More Than Booze Alone Apr19

Together, Caffeine A...

The vodka Red Bull, or VRB, has become a favorite cocktail among some young revelers. (One fan even made a video homage, to the tune of Rupert Holmes’ 1979 hit “Escape:The Piña Colada Song.”) But scientists say that tipplers of caffeine-laden energy drinks mixed with...