September 20th, 2010

Synthetic marijuana

Originally created for therapeutic purposes, K-2 or synthetic marijuana has increasingly become a popular recreational drug. While K-2 has already been banned in Britain, Germany, Poland, and France, in the U.S., K-2, marketed as herbal incenses, remains legal in most states. As a cannabinoid, ...

August 23rd, 2010

Mexican President considers legalization to end Drug War

It has been four years since Mexican President Felipe Calderón ordered 4,000 troops to his home county of Michoacán to restore order and break down on the drug trade. Since then, violence between the Mexican Government and organized crime has escalated, with reportedly 28,000 Mexican citizens ...

June 14th, 2010

Teen Cocaine Use and HIV

A recent study conducted by the Bradley Hasbro Children’s Research Center reports that teens with a history of cocaine use are significantly more likely to have unprotected sex and therefore are more vulnerable to contracting HIV. The study found that not only were teens six times more ...

May 7th, 2010

Looking for Treatment? 10 questions that need to be asked

Once the decision has been made to seek treatment, the next step is to find a treatment center that suits your needs. Here are some questions that can help guide your decision. 1. Does the organization hold any state licenses or some form of national accreditation? If the organization is ...

March 12th, 2010

Marijuana Withdrawal: Interview with Dirk Hanson

The following is an interview of Dirk Hansen, blogger at Addiction Inbox.  Dirk is the author of “The Chemical Carousel,” which looks at addiction as a chemical disease with biological effects on our psychology.  Dirk’s opinions are challenging and well researched, so we hope ...