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What Harvard-Era Obama Said About Pregnant Women Who Use Drugs

A quarter-century or so before he became president of the United States, Harvard Law student Barack Obama was studying c...

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Four Things You Need to Know About Molly

Thanks to a string of name-checks by pop stars like Miley Cyrus, Madonna and Kanye West, as well as several tragic death...

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“I’ll Get Mine!” Thirteen Vintage Pulp Book Covers That Depict “Loose Women” Getting High

Trashy pulp fiction reached its height in the 1920s and ’30s, fostering a plethora of book covers destined to be m...

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Watch: This “All-American” Super Bowl Heroin PSA Is an Embarrassment

“Give me an H! Give me an E! Give me an R-O-I-N! What’s that spell? HEROIN!” So began a bizarre Super Bowl Sunday advert...

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Does the Lead-Contaminated Water in Flint Pose a Danger to People Who Shoot Up?

In January, President Barack Obama declared a state of emergency in Flint, Michigan over the city’s water supply, ...

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Elton John Wrote a Goodbye Letter to Cocaine

In a profile in the London Evening Standard, Elton John discusses a farewell letter he wrote to cocaine, a drug he was a...

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Marijuana Is Legal in Colorado—Unless You’re Pregnant

In Colorado, marijuana is legal for adults aged 21 and older. But for people with uteruses, it’s not that simple. The st...

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Australian Beauty Queen Blasted by Police Grenade in Drug Raid

Twenty-eight-year-old former Miss Australia Felicia Djamirze is reportedly recovering from third-degree burns after a fl...

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Watch: Five Videos of Everyone’s Favorite Stoners to Get You Pumped for Tonight’s “Broad City” Premier

Have plans this evening? Cancel them. Everybody’s favorite stoners, Broad City‘s Abbi and Ilana, are back to...

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Cop Overdoses on Heroin, Is Revived With Naloxone

An off-duty police officer overdosed on heroin in at a friend’s house in South Buffalo, New York last week, and wa...

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Media Jumps the Gun on Villanova “LSD Overdoses”

Last weekend, three students at Villanova University, near Philadelphia, were hospitalized for “LSD overdoses.” This led...

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LAPD Cops “Sexually Assaulted Four Women Busted for Drugs for Over Two Years”

Two Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) officers have been charged with multiple counts of rape and sexual assault for ...

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The Late Harper Lee Shared These Enlightening Words About Addiction

Literary legend Harper Lee died today at the age of 89. Acclaimed for her masterful depiction of the United States in th...

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Judge Rules That Kesha Can’t Terminate Contract With the Man She Says Drugged and Raped Her

A Manhattan Supreme Court judge has denied pop singer Kesha’s preliminary injunction to temporarily terminate her ...

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Clubbers’ Hair Samples Prove That “Molly” Contains Much More Than Just MDMA

A new study led by New York University School of Medicine Assistant Professor Dr. Joseph J. Palamar yields some troublin...

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Cops Respond to Two Very Bad “Magic Mushroom” Trips in One Weekend

York Regional police in Ontario had an interesting weekend: Officers were called to unrelated incidents at two separate ...

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The Daily Buzz: Shortage of Addiction Counselors, Bernie Gets Pot Boost, “Old Spice Guy” Opens Up About Porn

Wednesday February 24th, 2016 Shortage of Addiction Counselors Further Strained by Opioid Epidemic [NPR] Lack of beds is...

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One Year on, Is Rural Indiana Really Tackling Its HIV Crisis?

February 25th, 2016 One year ago today, an HIV outbreak in Indiana prompted a frenzy of headlines in outlets across the ...

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Study Debunks Stereotype of the Drunk Native American

The stereotype of the Native American alcoholic dates all the way back to colonialism, but a new study may help to debun...

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Get Real: Medical Marijuana Is Neither a Panacea Nor a Scam, Say Doctors

On Wednesday, a Canadian judge struck down regulations restricting home-grow for medical marijuana patients and had some...

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Five Super Tuesday States With Serious Drug Problems

This week is Super Tuesday, the biggest event of the 2016 presidential primary elections, with 13 states and one territo...

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Heroic Cops Get Smashed Before Breakfast to Train Police Academy Recruits

Cops these days: They’ll use any excuse to party. This time, Columbus, SC police officers have taken up morning drinking...

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Five Important Ways LA County Will Keep Festival-Goers Safer This Summer

Los Angeles County officials have responded to festival-related drug deaths at Los Angeles’ HARD Summer Festival last ye...

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Bobbi Kristina: Questions Surrounding Death Remain, But Circumstances Are Tragically Common

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the 22-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston, died from complications related to oxygen deprivation...

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These Four Countries Prove That Decriminalization Works Better Than Prohibition

In 2012,  the presidents of Colombia, Guatemala, and Mexico called for a United Nations General Assembly Special Session...

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Should We Buy the Idea of an “Allergy” to MDMA?

“Molly” and high-profile molly-related deaths have generated much media attention in recent years, raising questions abo...

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Virginia Has Been Putting “Habitual Drunkards” on a Shady Blacklist and Targeting Them

Virginia cops and prosecutors in four counties are using a bizarre legal code to secretly blacklist and outright ban res...

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Teens Charged With Their Friend’s Murder After He Is Shot (By Someone Else) During Drug Deal

In Oklahoma, two teenagers who watched their friend get shot in the head during a drug deal are being charged with his m...

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How the Myth of the “Addicted” Baby Hurts Newborns and Moms

March 24th, 2016 Thirty-five-year-old Barbara Galarza found out about her pregnancy seven-and-a-half months into it, whe...

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Leading Health Experts Call on the World to Admit Prohibition’s Failures and Decriminalize Drugs

March 24th, 2016 The prestigious British medical journal The Lancet and Johns Hopkins University have partnered to produ...

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