The Importance of Getting Drug Rehab

October 27th, 2014

The Importance of Getting Drug Rehab

  There are a number of things that can happen to your body if you are abusing drugs or other substances. If you don’t get help out of your addiction, you can really have some big problems in the process. Let’s take a closer look at some of the most common results of those issues. […]

Meth Lab Cleanup- A Flourishing Industry

December 31st, 2013

Meth Lab Cleanup- A Flourishing Industry

According to an NBC article, there exists such a thing as certified cleanup contractors for meth labs and apparently, the job pays well. Unlike drugs produced from natural plants, such as heroin and cocaine, methamphetamine is synthesized from a chemical reaction, oftentimes cooked in DIY ...

Over 200 Hospitalized in Colorado from Synthetic Marijuana

December 16th, 2013

Over 200 Hospitalized in Colorado from Synthetic Marijuana

According to The Huffington Post, a joint investigation with state health officials began after observing an increase in synthetic cannabis-related emergency room visits in late August. In a federal report, 221 Colorado residents are believed to have been sickened by synthetic pot, also called ...

Mom Turns to Medical Marijuana to Treat Son’s Epilepsy

December 10th, 2013

Mom Turns to Medical Marijuana to Treat Son’s Epilepsy

In a recent Huffington Post interview, a mother of an epileptic boy, Zaki, reports that a unique strain of medical marijuana known as “Charlotte’s Web,” sent her son’s severe symptoms of epilepsy almost directly into remission. Zaki’s mother, Heather Jackson, explained in the interview that her ...

Leaked UN Report Reveals Changing Attitudes on the Global War on Drugs

December 4th, 2013

Leaked UN Report Reveals Changing Attitudes on the Global War on Drugs

According to a leaked United Nations draft document, the prohibition-only style approach to the global War on Drugs may be nearing the end of its 52-year life. The document reveals that attitudes about the U.S.-led policy of abstinence-only education are increasingly divided, particularly among ...

License to Sell: World’s First Recreational Marijuana Retail License Granted in Colorado

December 2nd, 2013

License to Sell: World’s First Recreational Marijuana Retail License Granted in Colorado

The world’s first recreational marijuana retail license has been awarded to Annie’s- a dispensary currently operating as a medical marijuana center  in Central City, Colorado (insert Rocky Mountain High joke here.) Although Annie’s still needs to obtain a state license, businesses throughout ...

The Rising Popularity of Kratom Spurs Concern Over Legality

November 27th, 2013

The Rising Popularity of Kratom Spurs Concern Over Legality

  In a CBS article published last week, a drug named kratom was defined as a highly addictive legal drug similar to cocaine that has been gaining popularity in South Florida. Sold as an herbal remedy at Kava bars, head shops and convenience stores in the area, kratom comes from a tree in ...

Less Funding for Mental Health Medication Research

November 26th, 2013

Less Funding for Mental Health Medication Research

Medical research companies seem to be spending less and less on mental health drugs, psychiatrists report. Considering ever-soaring numbers of Americans are purported to suffer from mental health issues such as depression and Alzheimer’s, it seems strange that companies are limiting funding for ...

Research Sheds Light on Cocaine Addiction & DNA

November 20th, 2013

Research Sheds Light on Cocaine Addiction & DNA

Thanks to the concerted efforts by the University of Pennsylvania researchers and rats, more progress has been made in understanding addiction — specifically, cocaine addiction and its genetic effects on the brain across generations. In a study led by Mathieu Wimmer, PhD, the male ...

Sisa: The Drug Self-Medicating Greece’s Unemployed

November 19th, 2013

Sisa: The Drug Self-Medicating Greece’s Unemployed

  Derived from the Persian word for glass, Sisa, is a destructive, cheap synthetic drug crawling through the poverty-stricken streets of Greece. While little is known about the drug, Open Democracy reports that it’s an enhanced form of crystal methamphetamine created by mixing amphetamines ...

32 Charged with Large Meth Operation in Texas

November 18th, 2013

32 Charged with Large Meth Operation in Texas

Recently, federal prosecutors released an official statement announcing that 32 people have been charged with drug trafficking and conspiracy in relation to a methamphetamine distribution operation in Texas. Based in Stephenville, Texas, the meth operation named Brittany Barron Drug Trafficking ...

Bottoms Up: Man Mistakes Liquid Meth for Health Drink

November 13th, 2013

Bottoms Up: Man Mistakes Liquid Meth for Health Drink

A 55-year-old British man recently died after drinking what he believed was just an awful tasting health drink, but was in fact a bottle of liquid methamphetamine — one of many bottles in the package with a cumulative value of $54,000. After taking the deadly dose, Romano Dias of ...

Drinks in Disguise: Britain’s Safer Substitute

November 12th, 2013

Drinks in Disguise: Britain’s Safer Substitute

Imagine a world without hangovers, alcoholism, drunk driving, and the health risks of binge drinking. It sounds too good to be true, but it’s not. Scientists in Britain are designing a cocktail drug that mimics the effects of alcohol, but spares drinkers the dangerous and unpleasant side ...

Drug Dealers Find a New Market on Instagram

November 11th, 2013

Drug Dealers Find a New Market on Instagram

The social networking site- where people post and comment on photographs and videos- has taken measures to block certain hashtags in an effort to eliminate the sale of illegal drugs by its users. Instagram issued the plan after a BBC investigation found users uploading images of narcotics and ...

Silk Road: The Unraveling of an Illicit Online Market

October 8th, 2013

Silk Road: The Unraveling of an Illicit Online Market

Over the past two and a half years, the underground online market “Silk Road” has been described as the eBay of illicit goods and services, serving as an anonymous electronic black market where one could find and easily purchase everything from black tar heroin and cocaine to illegal firearms ...

Flesh-Rotting Drug, Krokodil, Has Made Its Way to the US (Warning: Graphic Images)

October 2nd, 2013

Flesh-Rotting Drug, Krokodil, Has Made Its Way to the US (Warning: Graphic Images)

Hailing from Russia, a frightening, homemade drug has made its way to the US: Krokodil. The heroin-like substance is an extremely destructive mixture of over-the-counter codeine medication, alcohol, paint thinner, oil, and even gasoline. This toxic concoction has the power to physically rot the ...