Health News

Does Ecstasy Hurt Unborn Babies?
Using ecstasy is no way to escape the discomfort of pregnancy. The first study to look at its impact on babies reveals it can cause developmental delays that might spell trouble later.
Rx Misuse May Forecast Drug Abuse
If you’ve caught your son or daughter with their hand in the medicine cabinet, you may want to keep a cautious eye on their behavior for signs of further substance abuse.
Housing Help Drug Addicts
Heroin and other opiates are among the most difficult drug addictions to kick. A staggering 65% to 80% of addicts return to regular use within 1 month of a normal detox program. A housing program may be able to help.
Pot’s Addictive – Just Add Tobacco
Marijuana is the most commonly abused drug in the United States, and while most do not become dependent, a new study suggests adding tobacco to cannabis smoking makes it easier.
Cannabis Causes Car Crashes
Those abusing marijuana can no longer claim the drug does no harm. A report published today suggests that the use of cannabis nearly doubles a person’s chance of getting into a car accident.
Addiction Runs in the Family
Drug addiction may be more genetic than we think. People who are addicted to drugs share similar brain abnormalities with their siblings, in the brain region that manages self-control - even if the sibling isn't drug-dependent.
Headed to College? Grab a Drink!
The U.S. government uncovered that young adults in college struggle with drinking problems more than people of the same age not attending school.
Curbing Cocaine Cravings with a Pill
A drug frequently prescribed for issues of the heart and prostate may be able to help cocaine addicts curb their need, a new report suggests.
Addictive Discoveries
Canadian researchers used innovative techniques in their research of mental illness, leading to an exciting new discovery.
Teen Tobacco and Alcohol use Down, Pot Still Hot
Many parents worry about their teenagers using drugs or alcohol. Although facts still support concern, a recent survey shows steady declines in alcohol consumption and cigarette use in recent years.