Behavioral addictions or non-substance addictions, like gambling addiction, are a set of behaviors that a person becomes dependent on and craves.
In American's opioid epidemic, even a small amount of fentanyl can cause a deadly overdose, which is why checking for fentanyl is so critical.
Meant as a loophole in drug laws, designer drugs are synthetic versions of illegal drugs with slight chemical alterations. Many news stories about dangerous drugs have been about designer drugs.
the drugs collectively known as bath salts are not the same as the salt you put into your bath. They are actually synthetic cathinones, derived from the khat plant of East Africa. Although the salt you use to soak in after a long day will not make you intensely hallucinate after ingesting some, these drugs might.
The controversy over whether addiction is a disease or a choice is important for those who work in substance abuse and who struggle with addiction.
Every year, millions of American under 17 are diagnosed with ADHD. The most common form of treatment is prescription drugs for children with ADHD.
Sept. 16 through 24 is officially Prescription Heroin and Opioid Awareness Week. Read how President Obama is addressing heroin and opioid addiction.
Intergenerational addiction is a difficult cycle to end. Learn how you can break the dangerous cycle of substance abuse and create a better, sober life.