The Lesser-Known Date Rape Drug Is Making a Comeback
Most use of this highly potent drug is actually intentional.
Kim Kardashian West and ecstasy: A reminder of the social dangers of the drug
Many brides are ecstatic when they marry, but few use the drug ecstasy on the big day. Kim Kardashian West recently divulged that she did. A drug expert explains the big risks of the party drug.
How many Americans really misuse opioids? Why scientists still aren’t sure
Many people may misunderstand the basics about opioids. That prevents researchers from understanding the full scope of the epidemic.
The comeback and dangers of the drug GHB
The recent death of ‘Storm Chaser’ star Joel Taylor, reportedly because of his use of the GHB, is a tragic reminder of the drug’s dangerous impact.
The MDMA being used to treat trauma is different from the street drug Ecstasy
Researchers are finding medical uses for some molecules in certain street drugs, but it’s important to call the drugs by their real names. Here’s why that’s important.
Flakka is a dangerous drug, but it doesn’t turn you into a zombie
Flakka was believed to be behind two cannibalistic attacks in Florida that left one man blind and a married couple dead. It wasn’t so. Here’s why we need facts, not myths, about dangerous drugs.
The stigma against people who use heroin makes it harder for them to get help
Stigma toward heroin use might prevent a lot of people from using the drug, but these attitudes don’t help people who are dependent.
Stimulants in dietary supplements – when one is banned, another takes its place
In the ongoing game of regulatory Whack-A-Mole, the amphetamine isomer BMPEA is just the latest stimulant to pop up in the wake of another being banned.
Legal highs – a look at the growing use of synthetic drugs
It seems that whenever we’re able to push one drug down, a new, but more dangerous synthetic drug, pops up to take its place.
‘They deserved to die’ and other views on drug use
We are taught to stigmatise drug users, particularly of drugs we are less exposed to, but that won’t help empathy or understanding – it prevents a lot of people who need treatment from seeking it
The evolution of ecstasy: From Mandy to Superman
Ecstasy use is now a very different phenomenon. Some of these drugs are so new that neither users nor researchers have a true understanding of the potential short or long-term effects associated with use
From ecstasy to molly – what’s in a name when it comes to drug use?
Molly is one of the most popular party drugs in the US. But what a lot of people may not know is that molly is actually a form of ecstasy (MDMA), and this misunderstanding can put young people at risk…
Who supports legal marijuana? It’s not just potheads
Supporting legalization does not necessarily condone smoking weed. In fact, many supporters are very much against lighting up.