By: Admin_Mike17 Apr 2012
Legislation was recently introduced in the California State Senate to reduce the crime of possession:
... as well as all Schedule III, IV and V controlled substances from a felony to a misdemeanor.
By: Admin_Mike9 Apr 2012
According to an article in the Orange County Register, a Newport Beach doctor named Brian Swan prescribed amphetamines to his girlfriend (and ex girlfriend) in order to fuel his own addiction.
This is a sad story of the impaired healer. It is not an uncommon one whatsoever.
Dr. Swan lives in Newport Beach and has his main practice in Anaheim, California.
By: Admin_Mike21 Mar 2012
Throughout history people have used and abused drugs and alcohol in various forms. There has been drug abuse as far back as there has been availability of substances to change the way people feel.
By: Admin_Mike20 Mar 2012
The stories of murders and public display of corpses are so out of hand in Mexico that they almost defy reality. This latest chain of events is almost commonplace but sounds like it's out of a movie.
After 10 people were beheaded in Teloloapan and their heads put on display in the street on Sunday, a team of police were sent in a convoy to crack down. There was a message threatening the La Familia gang.
By: Admin_Mike19 Mar 2012
A senior writer at High Times magazine, the long-running marijuana advocacy journal, is about to face charges related being a member of one of New York's largest marijuana rings.
By: Admin_Mike16 Mar 2012
A new study suggests that the most effective treatment for the severe forms of heroin addiction may not be giving methadone or suboxone. Instead, giving addicts therapeutic doses of heroin may keep them in treatment longer and provide more quality of life improvements.
By: Admin_Mike16 Mar 2012
The epidemic of abusing prescription drugs is most likely involved in claiming another life now that Whitney Houston has died on February 11, 2012 at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.
A talented singer and actress, she was beloved by millions, but still, with all of her fame and money, she wasn't able to get the help she needed to avoid a tragic end.
By: Admin_Mike12 Mar 2012
Before LSD became widely used by the Woodstock generation, scientists explored the potential of using the hallucinogenic drug to treat anxiety, pain and alcoholism.
Researchers in Norway have recently revisited the question of whether LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide) is an effective treatment option for alcoholism.
By: Admin_Mike6 Mar 2012
A new survey conducted by two drug agencies has found that more than 23 million U.S. adults say that they once had an alcohol or drug problem but have overcome it. That means that 10 percent of all Americans over the age of 18 are now in recovering from a substance abuse disorder.
This is a surprisingly high estimate that could indicate that the drug problem in America is more serious than previously believed. It is even more likely that the stigma associated with having a drug or alcohol problem is less
By: Admin_Mike6 Feb 2012
When most remember the late '90s and the Backstreet Boys' Nick Carter, fond memories of dancing and singing to their songs rush to the forefront. Now, with the recent death of his sister Leslie, the public is instead warned of the danger of prescription drugs.
Ginger Carter, Leslie's stepmother, openly admitted that Leslie had a history fraught with mental illness. The medications found at the scene paint a picture of bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. These included: