Stimulants

Stimulants push the human body beyond its ordinary limits. Dance all night; have marathon sex that lasts for days; lose weight without trying; meet a deadline at work without losing focus or catching any shut-eye – all while feeling invincible and uninhibited. It’s easy to understand the appeal, but like all things that sound too…

Overprescription of Xanax

Xanax is a common commercial form of alprazolam, a sedative medication that belongs to a class of drugs called benzodiazepines. Like other drugs in this class, it achieves its calming effects by altering the way your body uses a naturally occurring chemical known as GABA (gamma aminobutyric acid). Xanax is the most frequently prescribed mental…

Steroid Abuse and Addiction

Most people may associate steroid abuse with competitive athletes, but in reality anabolic steroids have become a problem across many different populations, including teenagers. While the pursuit of performance and appearance is certainly a large factor in steroid abuse, growing evidence now suggests that addiction also plays a role in driving some individuals to repeated…

New Study Shows Heavy Methamphetamine Users May Have A Higher Schizophrenia Risk

Canadian researchers have found that heavy methamphetamine users may have a higher risk of developing schizophrenia. In the first worldwide study of its kind, scientists from Toronto’s Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) found evidence to support the conclusion that there may be a link between long-term heavy methamphetamine use and cannabis use in…

New Study Seeks to Understand Heroin Use Among Young Suburbanites

The growing trend of younger initiates into heroin use among suburbanites captured the attention of researchers at the Robert Crown Center for Health Education in Hinsdale, Illinois. In a 10-month study, “Understanding Suburban Heroin Use,” for the Reed Hruby Heroin Prevention Project, researchers found that Chicago area suburban heroin users have little knowledge of heroin…