A safety committee convened by the FDA has declared esketamine safe for severe depression. But isn't this drug the same as ketamine, an illegal street drug? A medical anthropologist explains.
It's ineffective to use drug dogs at festivals and in public places because they're much more likely to catch small-time users than suppliers.
Understanding the pleasure drugs give people would help to prevent the harms.
A new study suggests that MDMA could be a useful therapeutic tool.
As politically polarized as the country may seem, when it comes to marijuana, Americans across the spectrum have changed their minds. A new study says it's all thanks to the media.
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.