October 15th, 2010

Energy/Alcoholic "Cocktail" Banned from College.

After an incredible raucous start of the school year that resulted in 23 hospitalizations for alcohol intoxication, New Jersey school Ramapo College has made the decision to ban caffeinated alcoholic beverages. These drinks, such as Four Loko, Sparks, or Joose, comes in 23.5-ounce cans and has ...

October 11th, 2010

Medical Marijuana Could Be Costly for Arizona

In a month, Arizonians will be voting on Proposition 203, which would allow government regulation of medical marijuana. However, the Arizona Department of Health Services opposes the proposition, claiming it would cause big problems with the apartment. Health officials say that the state would ...

October 6th, 2010

Moms Arrested For Hosting Parties with Underage Drinking

This past weekend, two mothers were charged in Bonita Springs after loud parties were reported at their houses. When the police came to the parties, they discovered numerous underage persons partaking in drinking. Lisa Marie Jandura and Stacy Desalvo were both arrested and charged for allowing ...

October 4th, 2010

Higher Alcohol Taxes = Lower Alcohol-Related Deaths and Crime

In light of state elections concerning raising or lowering alcohol taxes, the American Journal of Public Health has recently published a report stating that an increase of the taxes would lower alcoholic crime, illness, and crime rates. Should the states raise these taxes, their populations ...

October 1st, 2010

Governor Schwarzenegger Lowers Charge for Marijuana Possession

In a recent move from California, where legalization is a huge subject given the upcoming election on Proposition 19, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger signed a bill into law that would reduce the charge for marijuana possession. Whereas originally such an action would warrant a misdemeanor, it is ...

September 27th, 2010

FDA Restricts Another Diabetes Drug

Though a figure close 600,000 take the drug, The Food and Drug Administration have ordered a decision to restrict the widespread distribution for the prescribed diabetes medication Avandia. The FDA’s decision stems from a study in 2007 that showed a 43 percent increase in heart attacks ...

September 22nd, 2010

Where is Medical Marijuana Approved?

Sure, Marijuana may not be legal in the United States for widespread licensing, but some parts of the country have approved it for medical treatment. Such medical marijuana has been shown to alleviate chronic pain caused from a wide range of diseases from AIDS to epilepsy to multiple sclerosis. ...

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 ...

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