Regulations banning performance-enhancing drugs raise as many questions as they answer.
A Massachusetts case illustrates the glaring difference between the medical community's approach to addiction and the laws on the books in the United States.
The story of the drug that changed sex and made billions.
A fight has raged on between Native Americans who use the drug as a holy sacrament and newer Americans calling for its prohibition.
Don't watch this high. We mean it, Cody. Don't click on this link if you're high. Everyone will know — including your grandmother — and then you'll go to jail forever.
A study in humiliation.
Since it decriminalized all drugs in 2001, Portugal has seen dramatic drops in overdoses, HIV infection and drug-related crime.
Antibiotics normally act in concert with an organism's immune system to eliminate an infection, but the drugs can also have broad side effects.
As an admiral I helped run the most powerful military on Earth, but I couldn't save my son from the scourge of opioid addiction.
You probably know how addictive and deadly opioids like fentanyl are. But there's more than one way to measure dangerousness.
In some cities, heroin addicts have access to treatment, but many are still using. Now, Seattle is poised to open a safe-injection facility for those who just can't stop. So why can't they?
You're telling us none of the side effects are "this might kill you"?
Meet the scientists synthesizing a library of potential future drugs, so we're ready for what comes next.
As the opioid epidemic continues to spiral, more and more people have reason to seek information about addiction and its consequences. But finding unbiased information is extremely difficult — maybe more so than people realize.
As the opioid crisis ravages American families, more and more grandparents are acting as parents to their grandchildren.
Surveys of 50,000 people found that those who smoked marijuana had sex more often than those who abstained from the drug. What is unclear is whether other factors explain the apparent link.
"If you're ensconced within the wetness itself, you've found yourself in a liminal space."
Millions saw the photo of Erika Hurt after she overdosed on heroin while her son slept in back of her car. Now she is clean, and thinks the photo helped.
Aggressive marketing of painkillers derived from opium poppy led to a new generation of addicts and more fatal overdoses than car crashes and guns combined
For veterans learning to cultivate marijuana through a Los Angeles grower's internship program, it's personal. They want to push for medical cannabis to become an option for veterans with PTSD.
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