A cannabis decriminalization bill approved by the House is a sign from Congress that sentiment around the drug is evolving, but it misses a chance to regulate marijuana for the good of all Americans.
The words we choose to talk to and talk about individuals who use substances are critical, as they contribute to how drug policy, substance use treatment and societal understanding are framed.
Drugs like ketamine can relieve depression symptoms, including suicidal thoughts, within hours, but they also carry risks that patients need to understand.
Out of the 400 plus chemical compounds in the cannabis plant, CBD and THC are only the most well-known, and researched, cannabinoids.
Addiction remains shrouded in stigma, while the system through which we provide addiction treatment in Australia is fragmented and failing. There's no better time to address these issues.
Possessing heroin, cocaine, meth and other drugs for personal use is no longer a criminal offense in Oregon. The idea is to get people with problem drug use help, not punishment.
It's limiting to think about about sexual enhancement in purely negative, physical terms.
Gen Z is breaking stereotypes, but there are still some worrying trends when it comes to substance abuse.
People with alcohol or substance dependency already struggle to access mental health treatment, covid will only make this worse.
It's hard to get an accurate picture of how the pandemic has influenced drug use, but initial data suggests treatment services are reporting increased demand.
Social media makes it easy to spread 'fake news'.
Can't make up your mind in the recreational cannabis referendum? You're not alone, so here's some tips from both sides of the debate to help you decide.
The voices of recreational cannabis users are curiously missing from the official debate about legalisation.
There are ingredients in your pills other than the one designed to treat your ailments. Those unnamed ingredients can alter how you respond to a medicine or even make you sick.
While many people said they drank more during the pandemic, others actually drank less, mainly because socialising at clubs, pubs and parties wasn't possible.
Bolivia's drug control strategy was once internationally applauded.
The head lice drug ivermectin is being touted as a coronavirus killer. But studies suggest it would need to be taken in mega-doses far higher than those currently used, with unknown side-effects.
With all the attention focussed on combating the spread of COVID-19 it's easy to forget the other health challenges that could affect us all.
Conventional thinking on drugs, conflict and development isn’t working – here's why.
Illicit and legitimate trade are closely connected, so how come one seems to be rising while the other has plunged?