What does it mean to be “almost addicted”? Are those who do not meet clinical diagnostic standards for addiction still OK? We explore here.
How to tell if someone is on drugs
How do you tell the difference between someone having an off day and someone who is abusing drugs or alcohol? We review here.
Is bath salt addictive?
YES. You can easily become addicted to taking bath salt. More about what bath salt is made of, bath salt addictive-ness and the potential risks of bath salt here.
Embalming fluid as a drug
Can you get high off embalming fluid? How formaldehyde, methanol, and ethanol are being used as carriers for PCP here.
Motivation to quit drugs
We present four (4) exercises on how to find motivation to quit drugs. Spend one hour of homework and increase your chances of sustained recovery here.
Dependence vs addiction
Physical dependence = tolerance to a chemical + withdrawal when you lower dosage or quit. Addiction = compulsive substance use despite negative consequences. More on dependence vs addiction here.
Illegal drugs in Africa
We outline why fighting illegal drug supply in Africa is so challenging. Dr. Peter Ndege gives his insight on illegal drugs and drug trafficking in Africa here.
Is drug addiction only a physical disease?
Is drug addiction simply a matter of chemical dependence? Rabbi Shais Taub helps us take a closer look at the biological model of drug addiction and understand why chemical dependency alone does not qualify as the way to define drug addiction.
Should Google publish info about illegal drugs?
Google is largely viewed as the world’s most objective source of information. But should Google and other search engines index and publish display results about how to make and use illicit drugs? And what effect would censorship of this kind of drug information have on our society? Our opinion and your thoughts welcomed here.
Narcotics detection: will honey bees put dogs out of work?
Bees can be trained using sugar water to stick out their tongues (proboscis) when they smell narcotics. In fact, the process is easy, inexpensive and accurate. So can bees replace canines for narcotics detection? Facts and figures about using honey bees to detect narcotics here.