Study Suggests Women More Sensitive To Marijuana

Women Possibly More Sensitive to Marijuana’s Effects A recent study conducted by researchers at Washington State University has become the first to document differences in people who are sensitive to marijuana related to gender, and sex hormones. The study was published in Drug and Alcohol … [Read more...]

Study Finds Prescription Painkiller Dangers Outweigh Benefits

Doctors’ Group Issues Warnings About Prescription Painkiller Dangers The American Academy of Neurology released a statement on Monday, September 29th, that studies show prescription painkiller dangers outweigh the benefits when treating chronic pain problems like migraines, low back pain, and … [Read more...]

Superman Wannabe Arrested on Drug Charges in Utah

Man in Superman Shirt Arrested on DUID, Other Drug Charges Superman may be able to fly away when he’s in danger, but a man in Utah couldn’t outrun the police that pulled him over and arrested him on drug charges. The suspect’s name is Christopher Reeves, reminiscent of the late actor Christopher … [Read more...]

Medical Marijuana May Help Multiple Sclerosis

Medical Marijuana Study Shows Compound May Help Multiple Sclerosis Better than Other Treatments According to a new study published in Neurology, medical marijuana may help alleviate several symptoms of multiple sclerosis where other treatments fail. MS symptoms are often difficult to alleviate, … [Read more...]

Heroin Overdoses Kill Record Number of Ohioans

Record Number of Ohio Residents Die from Heroin Overdoses The Ohio State Department of Health released information about drug addiction and overdose in the state in 2012, and noted that a record number of Ohioans had been killed due to heroin overdoses. Ohio has declared heroin overdose an … [Read more...]

“Epidemic” of Heroin Overdoses Linked to Fentanyl

Heroin Laced with Fentanyl Causes Overdoses Across the Country Last month, the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency set up a texting line to collect information after 22 people overdosed on heroin laced with fentanyl in Pennsylvania. In addition to the epidemic of overdose deaths in Pennsylvania, … [Read more...]

Couple Arrested on Drug Charges for Leaving Meth as Tip

Waitress Finds Meth Instead of Money as a Tip, Couple Arrested on Drug Charges An Oregon couple has been arrested on drug charges for possessing and manufacturing meth after they reportedly left the drug, instead of money, as a tip for a waitress. Beaverton resident Ryan L. Benson, 40, and … [Read more...]

Does Marijuana Use Damage the Brain?

Long-Term and Early Age Marijuana Use Can Lead to Abnormalities in the Brain A new study conducted at the University of Texas at Dallas linked heavy, long-term marijuana use beginning at an early age to a smaller-volume orbitofrontal cortex, which is the area of the brain associated with … [Read more...]

Child Brings Heroin to Day Care, Mistaking it for Candy

Mother Arrested After Child Brings Packets of Heroin to Day Care, Mistaking it for Candy A woman has been arrested on serious drug charges after her 4-year-old brought hundreds of packets of heroin to day care center and passed them out among her classmates, mistaking it for candy. The child … [Read more...]

Heroin Addiction Is White, Suburban Problem

Report Finds Those Addicted to Heroin Are Mostly White Suburban Kids A new analysis shows that the demographics of heroin addiction have shifted drastically in the last 60 years. A report published in the Journal of the American Medical Association’s Psychiatry reveals that the stereotypical … [Read more...]