Crossing the river to Colombia.
Cross border security is at serious risk. So are the lives of the people who live there.
One in 3 people with severe depression do not respond to treatment.
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.
Drug users aren't the problem – the current 'war on drugs' is.
Lines of cocaine.
In a completely new approach to treating addiction, researchers use genetically engineered skin cells to inactivate cocaine and block cravings and addiction in mice.
Kids teething? Back in 1885, Mrs. Winslow’s Soothing Syrup, containing morphine, was close at hand and earned the nickname the “baby killer.” Concerns about the dangers of readily available medications played a big role in how Canada’s drug laws evolved.
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Canadian drug policy began to take shape well before anti-immigration attacks on Chinese establishments in 1908. Drugs like opium and coke were causing grave public health concerns.
Centuries from now, antidepressants may be seen as a barbaric treatment for treating children with depression.
Young people have reported cultural gains from drug use, such as strengthening social ties and gaining access to social networks.
A new study among gay and bisexual men living with HIV found those who were occasional or regular users of party drugs reported significantly better social outcomes than non-users.
In Australia, cocaine is most commonly snorted.
Cocaine is the second most commonly used illicit substance in Australia, after marijuana.
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Why bother chasing big drugs operations when it makes no difference? Here are three reasons.
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Scientists are beginning to understand why certain drugs and musical genres are natural partners.
Now purer and more accessible.
Budget cuts have consequences.
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A Victorian athlete's use of 'performance-enhancing' coca was met with interested approval rather than anger of the kind directed at Justin Gatlin.
Those keypads are teeming with microbes.
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What's on your cash? Studies show our money carries everything from pet DNA and old food to E.coli and traces of cocaine.
Twenty-two-year-old Australian woman Cassandra Sainsbury was arrested on April 11 at El Dorado airport in Bogota, Colombia. Sainsbury was due to return to Australia via London. Her suitcase contained 5.8kg…
A file photo from 2013 shows a woman smoking a cigarette.
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Cigarette smoking kills about 480,000 Americans annually and costs nearly US$170 billion in health care each year. Is it time we considered financial incentives to help people quit?
There’s a reason he grows this crop.
Colombia's plan to turn coca-leaf farmers into coffee growers has a fatal flaw: the market.
Researchers have created a new kind of 'drugalyser' that's less likely to give false positive readings.
A new leaf.
Bolivia is the first cocaine-producing country to take a harm reduction approach to tackling the drug trade.
Pre-WWI Bayer heroin bottle, originally containing 5g of heroin.
Be careful: many of us have tried at least two of them.
Addiction isn’t just about how much of a drug you take. It’s also about how you take it.
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The way you take a drug affects how much of it gets to your brain, and how rapidly drug levels rise and fall.