Regional deprivation is causing thousands of northerners – especially men – to die young each year.
Buyers think you can tell the purity of a substance by looking at on an app – evidence shows they're mistaken.
With its tales of bloody violence, corruption, international trade and entrepreneurial innovation, Guzmán's trial offers a telenovela-style explainer on Mexican cartels and their American clients.
Unlicensed music events are on the rise again – and the free parties of the 1980s and 90s show they're not all bad.
Media-driven panic about drugs can create a perception more people are using the drug than they actually are, and when teens think 'everyone' is doing it, they are more likely to want to do it too.
Gender and sexuality can help understand consent – but there's so much more to consider, when drugs are involved.
A new statistical test lets researchers search for similarities between groups. Could this help keep new important findings out of the file drawer?
A chemist explains what it is, how it's made – and its devastating consequences.
Teenagers become indentured to drug dealers after owing them money for weed, creating a hierarchy of exploitation with the user at the bottom.
Drug users aren't the problem – the current 'war on drugs' is.
Biohacking for cures: what you need to know.
Court ruling may well undo decades of often racist cannabis law enforcement.
From black coffee to a hair of the dog – here's the science behind popular hangover remedies.
Many people may misunderstand the basics about opioids. That prevents researchers from understanding the full scope of the epidemic.
Psychotropic medication is 'pharmaceutical violence' against migrant children and other incarcerated youth throughout the United States. Drug addiction is one consequence.
We've got better at managing the health risks of traditional drugs of abuse, but novel psychoactive substances, or 'legal highs', are a dangerous unknown.
Naloxone programmes have sprung up in the UK and elsewhere, but drug death rates keep climbing.
It's time Health Canada took back the regulation of drug advertising -- to protect consumers.
Many people aren't just taking one drug but a combination of drugs.
The opioid crisis in the US has quadrupled the number of babies born addicted to drugs.