Chances are good that you know somebody addicted to drugs, or at the least, abusing some substance—even if you don’t know that they are addicted or using. The drug addict in your life is not necessarily a street bum wheeling around a shopping cart filled with garbage bags. More likely, it’s the elderly woman in the condo next door who had surgery last year and got hooked on painkillers in the aftermath.
Ali Venosa, Mar 8, 2016
The manner in which we classify a drug as dangerous, addictive, or relatively benign is based on an intricate intersection of chemistry and social norms.
L.J. Devon, December 05, 2015
Authorities often call marijuana an addictive "gateway drug." The US Drug Enforcement Agency classifies cannabis as a Schedule I drug, more addictive than methamphetamine and cocaine.
Studies show that weight-loss surgery patients often develop problems with alcohol years later