A still from the 1936 propaganda film ‘Reefer Madness.’
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 can legally use medical marijuana to treat their symptoms.
Patients in 29 states rely on medical marijuana to treat pain, nausea, seizures and other ailments. But all that could change.
At some point, it stopped being all fun and games.
With studies from the past year exploring the relationship between smartphone use and mental health, sleep, learning and romance, a more nuanced portrait of the device has emerged.
Are you a Facebook addict? Here’s how to find out.
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Don't want to become a social network addict? Start by working out what your vulnerabilities are.
The phenomenon of not being able to picture something in your ‘mind’s eye’ is known as aphantasia.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
President Donald Trump displays a presidential memorandum he signed, declaring the opioid crisis a public health emergency in the East Room of the White House, Oct. 26, 2017, in Washington.
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Opioids kill an average of eight people every day in Canada. The federal government must officially declare this a 'public welfare emergency' and invest the funds critical to a humane response.
Now purer and more accessible.
Budget cuts have consequences.
Playing to win, set up to lose.
Ireland is the 'wild west' of gambling, with little regulation to protect people from the potential social harm. This needs to change.
Examining the president’s Twitter activity.
Evaluating behavior using the elements of addiction can shed light on the president's – and anyone else's – tendencies to use social media.
As North America’s opioid crisis worsens, schools across Canada are purchasing naloxone anti-overdose kits. Research suggests that risks of opioid addiction could also be addressed through attention to children’s nutrition.
High fructose corn syrup in food and drinks has long been linked to rising rates of child and teen obesity. New evidence suggests it increases the risks of opioid addiction and overdose too.
It’s not easy.
The Labour Party's promises are a start – but we need to go further. It's a public health crisis.
A far larger proportion of prisoners have histories of dependent substance use than the general population.
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New research has analysed the effectiveness of ten Drug Recovery Wings piloted in British prisons.
Michelle Holley holds a photograph of her daughter Jaime Holley, 19, who died of a heroin overdose in November 2016.
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Your guide to a public health crisis that's likely to get worse.
Schedule 2 narcotics: Morphine Sulfate, OxyContin and Opana.
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How can we fight the opioid epidemic? Redesign the drugs, rethink how we assess patients and mandate prescription monitoring.
Drug addiction isn't about bad habits, fear of withdrawal or a selfish search for pleasure. It's about the brain.
Discarded used hypodermic needles along the Merrimack River in Lowell, Massachusetts.
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HIV, STIs and other dangerous infections are feeding off of the opioid epidemic, creating an even more complicated threat to public health.
The latest trend in the video gaming industry is the creation of “whales,” people so addicted to games that they spend their entire life savings to keep playing.
The video gaming industry has transitioned from a group of backyard innovators to an industry of multi-billion dollar companies.
Those who grow up in toxic environments are up to 12 times more likely to experience addiction, depression and to try to commit suicide.
World Suicide Prevention Day draws attention to the rising tide of teenagers taking their own lives. "Toxic socialization" involving emotional and physical abuse in families is a major cause.
People without ID, like Steven Kemp, are sometimes turned away from the country’s already threadbare system of drug treatment centers.
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President Trump declared the opioid epidemic a national emergency. But we need to do a lot more to prevent this crisis from escalating even further.
A new study reveals the risks of vaping in non-smoking teenagers.