Drug Abuse

Mental Illness and Addiction: Nature vs. NurtureDuring National Recovery Month, which is September, we took a look at new perspectives on the causes of addiction.
Improving Your Working Memory Is Key To Avoiding Drug And Alcohol AddictionIf you want to know how to stop kids from even experimenting with drugs and alcohol, you may be surprised to learn simple testing and subsequent intervention from a young age may be just the thing.
Did You Know The Way Drugs Are Taken Create Addiction In The Brain?If you’re on a mission to end the plight of drug addiction, you might want to read up on how addiction is manifested in the brain and cemented in such a way which creates physical and psychological dependencies.
Beating The Urge: 4 Ways To Prevent RelapseWhether you are a recovering addict or a member of an addict’s support system, the possibility of relapse is a constant threat looming in the back of your mind.
5 Tips To Protect Against Prescription Drug AbuseAmerica, we have a problem; prescription drug abuse.
Focus on South Florida: United Way of Broward's Commission on Substance AbuseDrug abuse is a significant problem across South Florida. That's why the work of organizations like the United Way of Broward's Commission on Substance Abuse is so important. The commission's goal is to reduce substance abuse among our youth and adults We focus on how they do it, as they mark their 25th year in the community.
Doctors Could Face Drug Database Requirement For Prescriptions A proposal backed by the House committee on Thursday would require physicians to access a state drug database before prescribing controlled substances to new patients.
Doctors, Addiction Advocates Disapprove Of New Rx PainkillerA new pain killer has gotten FDA approval. It’s called Zohydro. It’s the narcotic hydrocodone that is designed to be released over 12 hours. But some disapprove.
FDA Seeks To Stop Overuse Of AcetaminophenThe Food and Drug Administration is trying to curb the rampant abuse of acetaminophen by asking doctors to quit prescribing drugs that combine medications with more than 325 milligrams of acetaminophen per pill.
New Drug That's As Addictive As Heroin And Perfectly LegalA drug known as kratom produces a high like cocaine, can be as addictive as heroin and, believe it or not, is completely legal.
Focus on South Florida: Molly MadnessWe follow up Michele Gillen’s CBS4 investigation into a drug that parents might have heard their kids talking about, but not realize what it was. And with kids hearing music stars rave about it, the drug, “Molly,” has become tragically alluring.
Bird-Flipping Defendant Brings Drug Issue To ForefrontAs of Midday Monday, a YouTube posting of a giggling and profane teenager in Miami-Dade bond court had more than 12 million hits. Penelope Soto, a Sunset High School senior was sentenced to 30 days in jail for contempt of court after laughing, and later cursing at the bond court judge.