Most recreational users get their drugs from 'social suppliers'. Law enforcement should concentrate on organised crime instead.
Medical marijuana? Recreational marijuana? Both or neither? Here's a quick guide to the topsy-turvy landscape for marijuana regulation in the US.
More young people are using Xanax – but overdose, addiction and side effects present serious risks.
How can we increase safety and reduce the likelihood of sexual violence in chemsex settings? Addressing wider issues surrounding sexual consent might be a start.
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit substance in Australia, after marijuana.
Phenibut is a central nervous system depressant, and is currently being investigated for its possible role in seven overdoses at a Queensland school.
Recent deaths within the pornography industry in the US have reignited debates on labour conditions and mental health.
By undermining the ACA, Republicans may be taking away one of the health care system's best tools for improving the lives of those with addiction.
LSD is far safer than alcohol or tobacco, so why don't drug laws reflect it?
Health Canada is proposing to allow some prescription drugs into the country with only 'cursory clinical review.' Here's why we should be worried.
Half of all patients diagnosed with cancer in the UK still die of the disease.
When after-school clubs aren't properly monitored, they can become risky spaces.
Scientists are beginning to understand why certain drugs and musical genres are natural partners.
While young people are drinking less alcohol, older Australians are binge drinking more often – what's going on?
Research from the last few decades suggest marijuana helps more than it harms. But Jeff Sessions' proposed crackdown would take us back nearly a century.
Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
So-called 'party' towns like Byron Bay attract huge numbers of visitors for schoolies weeks and New Year's Eve – but sometimes at high cost to the young people who live there.
Many more women probably use drugs than official figures suggest. And they certainly face more harms.
Budget cuts have consequences.
Maybe it's time the government listened to the advice offered by its Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.