Health News

Brains On Methadone
Methadone has been used to treat heroin addiction since the 1960s . While keeping people off heroin is a good thing, methadone can hurt learning and memory function.
Ecstasy During Pregnancy a Bad Idea
A study on how ecstasy during pregnancy might affect babies at 4 months old was published early this year. Now those babies are a year old. They're still developing slowly.
Prescription Monitoring Programs
Treating addiction to painkillers may start with electronic monitoring of prescriptions. Doctor shopping and selling excess prescriptions may be a thing of the past.
Beyond ADHD
ADHD, or attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can cause a variety of behavioral problems among children on its own. However, new research is showing a potential connection between ADHD and other issues as these children enter adolescence.
Drug-Alcohol Combo is Dangerous
Substance abuse is risky no matter what. But, when combining drugs with alcohol, the risks for negative health outcomes increases considerably.
Pot Unsafe While Pregnant
Most people have known that smoking marijuana was not safe for pregnancy. Modern, high-potency marijuana poses additional dangers for fetal development.
Filling Prescriptions Before It’s Time
One of the more difficult forms of drug abuse to control among teens is prescription drug abuse. Prescription drugs, like stimulants prescribed for attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, can be abused for recreational purposes. 
Checked Your Teens' Texts Lately?
Who would have thought a text message could put a teen on a sex offender list? Yet this is one of the more extreme possible consequences of the increasing trend of " sexting ."
Approaching Painkillers Differently
What if painkillers killed pain without getting people high? People without pain would feel nothing and people with pain would feel pain-free and clearheaded.
Drug Abuse & PTSD
Treating post-traumatic stress disorder can be tough when adding in substance dependence. New treatment methods have shown promise in helping both issues.