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The American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) has worked together with the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) to create the Addiction Performance Project, created to educate physicians on the various types of addiction and simultaneously break down the stereotypes often associated with addiction. The Addiction Performance Project features a variety of stories concerning legitimate […]

The Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) received the largest civil penalty settlement in history this spring from the national pharmaceutical chain, Walgreens. Walgreens settled with the DEA for an agreed amount of $80 million dollars in response to penalties assessed for an enormous amount of record-keeping and drug-dispensing violations. The majority of these penalties arise from […]

Critics of Dr. Drew Pinsky (known to viewers as just Dr. Drew) say that rehabilitation should be a private matter and not one that is aired on radio or television. With the recent suicide of Mindy McCready, former country singer, Dr. Drew has found himself the subject of a sudden onslaught of outrage. Many say […]

Three researchers are protesting the current laws on psychoactive drugs such as marijuana and “magic” mushrooms. These three researchers – David Nutt and Leslie King from Imperial College, London, and David Nichols from the University of North Carolina – believe that the current laws are akin to scientific censorship and say that the unfortunate consequence […]

A treatment called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) has proven to be a significant assistance in protecting those individuals who use needles to inject drugs, also known as intravenous drug users, or IDUs. Addicts who utilize needles are at continual risk for a myriad of diseases, including HIV. A study conducted with 2,400 drug users in Bangkok, […]

Specialists from St. John Providence Brighton Center for Recovery in Michigan say that the explosion of prescription drug addiction across the state is leading to an epidemic of heroin addiction. Authorities say that the rates of addiction and incidents of overdose are rising at alarming speed. Within Washtenaw County, Michigan, there were eight overdoses and […]

Senator Chuck Schumer of New York is asking that the colleges in the state become much more vigilant about restricting attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) drugs on campus. ADHD drugs are currently being used recreationally by students to heighten focus and awareness while studying. The health consequences of using an ADHD drug when one does […]