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E-Cigarettes Could Prime Brain for Other Addictive Substances
Electronic nicotine delivery could mirror physiological effects on the brain caused by regular cigarettes
DEA Puts Tighter Controls on Hydrocodone Combination Pills
Hydrocodone combination medications like Vicodin now classified as Schedule II
Peer Group Could Influence Medication Abuse Patterns
Prescription medicine misuse in young adults was common and influenced by peer networks
Doctor Shopping Was Common After Bone Surgery
More than 1 in 5 orthopedic patients sought narcotics from other providers
Robin Williams Dead at 63
Depression and addiction were lifelong struggles for Robin Williams
Weaning Newborns With a Plan
Neonatal abstinence syndrome weaning worked faster following a protocol
Painkiller Prescription Practices Differ Across US
Opioid painkiller prescriptions and overdoses more common in certain US states
The Changing Face of Heroin Abusers
Prescription painkiller abusers appear to be switching to heroin because it is cheaper and easier to get
Drugged Driving Nearly Doubled in Last Decade
Painkillers rather than marijuana and cocaine causing more traffic accident deaths
Guidelines Issued for Drug Testing in Teens
Drug testing in teens and kids may be appropriate in some situations
Many College Students Smoke Pot and Drive
Marijuana use was more often associated with driving than alcohol use among young adults
Substance Abuse at School May Mean Other Problems
Teen marijuana and alcohol use at school may indicate need for mental health screening

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Marijuana (Pot, Weed, Dope)
Whether you're a grizzled veteran of the Mary Jane circuit, or you're a complete stranger to marijuana, you probably wouldn't mind knowing more about smoking weed. Can pot hurt you in the long term? Just how illegal is growing cannabis? Are
Heroin
After seeing Trainspotting and the effects of a heroin addiction, you may have sworn to avoid drugs forever. Or you may have been curious about heroine and opium. Either way, this video will tell you everything you need to know about heroin and
Gamma-HydroxyButyric Acid (GHB)
You may know GHB as one of the drugs, like rohypnol, that's used in date rape. Or you may have heard that the GHB drug really stands for grevious bodily harm. Regardless of what you've heard however, we've got the facts on this substance.
Special K (Ketamine Hydrochloride)
Mention ketamine and you may get blank stares. But if you say that you're going to do 'Special-K,' everyone knows what you mean. In this video, we'll check out the drug facts surrounding this recreationally used horse tranquilizer and...
Methamphetamine (Meth)
Crystal meth promises its users extreme euphoria, but you may wonder: Will doing methamphetamine turn you into a meth addict?
Oxycodone Abuse
Whether you know it by its RX name (oxycodone), or its street one (oxycotton), this drug is abused even more than codeine! Here, we'll look at the varieties of the narcotic, from Perocent to Oxycontin, and examine how the prescription drug works.
Hydrocodone Abuse
Hydrocodone, or Vicodin, is a commonly abused and incredibly addicting pain relief medication. Here, we'll examine how this prescription drug works, the consequences of abuse, and how it compares to other drugs, like Tramadol.
Sedative Abuse
Wound up? Then you may seek a sedative to calm down. Whether prescribed by a doctor or purchased on the street, sedatives and barbituates can make you feel intoxicated and sleepy. Here, the real deal on mellow-inducing drugs, from Valium to Xanax.