Sedating children with over-the-counter or prescription medications may be an under-recognized form of abuse, CNN reported July 22. Researchers who looked at data from the
Risk of stroke more than doubles in the hour immediately after consuming alcohol, ABC News reported July 15. The finding comes from a small study
Strict licensing and regulation of New Mexico’s medical-marijuana distribution has led to chronic shortages in supply of the drug, the Associated Press reported July 16.
High-school students who face mandatory drug testing may be less likely to use drugs in the short term, but the protective effect doesn’t last, according
A slight majority of California residents now opposes a ballot initiative that would legalize marijuana in the state, the Los Angeles Times reported July 10.
The lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) population has higher rates of addiction than the general population in the U.S., but only a fraction of
A proposal to name Raleigh, N.C.’s new outdoor performance venue the Bud Light Amphitheater has been shot down by the state’s liquor-control agency, the News
This month’s “Cannabis Cup” in San Francisco featured the unveiling of a product sure to take the debate over e-cigarettes to a new level. Vapor Rush delivers a dose of THC from vaporized marijuana “kief,” or powdered resin. Three varieties are offered by the company, based in southern California. “Smoke your green without a lighter, smell, even weed!” the Vapor Rush website boasts.
Addiction and mental-health advocates have joined forces to press for implementation of national healthcare reform … Midwest casinos have cut out one of gamblers’ favorite perks: free drinks … Nearly 400 U.S. colleges have implemented tobacco bans on campuses … An oral nicotine spray seems to blunt craving quicker than gums or lozenges, a study finds …
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