Drugs

Drugs

The New Report on Kratom Overdoses Is Scary But Kind of Misleading

Almost all of those who tested positive for kratom also tested positive for other substances.
Jesse Hicks
4.15.19
mental health

The FDA Approved a Ketamine-Like Nasal Spray for Hard-to-Treat Depression

The drug, esketamine, is a new kind of antidepressant for people who haven't responded to other treatments.
Lee Hoffer, PhD
3.6.19
This Week in Science

Having Frequent, Terrifying Dreams Could Mean You Have Nightmare Disorder

This week in science: A lot of people don't feel much when they take CBD, the effects of microdosing, and what goes on in the brains of people with nightmare disorder.
Shayla Love
3.1.19
Drugs

CBD Could Interact With Prescription Meds

Here's what we know so far about using CBD while you're taking psych meds and other drugs.
Mark Hay
2.28.19
Harm Reduction

We Looked Into the Kits You Can Use to Test Your Drugs

Drug checking is part of a harm-reduction approach that emphasizes reducing the negative impact of drug use rather than telling people not to use them—which usually doesn’t work.
Suzannah Weiss
1.23.19
Drugs

We Looked Into Whether CBD Would Show Up in a Drug Test

Despite the wellness glow surrounding CBD products, could they make you fail a pre-employment pee test?
Elizabeth Brico
12.14.18
psychedelics

LSD Changes Something About The Way You Perceive Time

We measure time in set amounts— seconds, minutes, and hours. But the way time feels is more slippery. 
Shayla Love
12.3.18
Unites States of Addiction

What It's Like to Detox in Jail

The small, communal toilet was in the corner of the pod, enclosed by a short stall that did nothing to keep the smell of diarrhea, vomit, and blood from overtaking the unit.
Elizabeth Brico
11.20.18
Drugs

What You Need to Know About Combining Cocaine and Alcohol

While common, the combination of the two drugs can be toxic and highly dangerous.
Julie Stewart
11.5.18
Drugs

Prescription Drugs Made Overseas Are a Risk to Your Health

The manufacture and distribution of medicines is a global industry, tainted by fake and substandard products. Not only might these drugs not work as expected, but some are even contributing to antimicrobial resistance.
Srinath Perur
10.30.18
Drugs

How Long Does Cocaine Show Up in a Drug Test?

The answer could depend on whether they're testing urine or hair.
Nick Keppler
10.22.18
Drugs

The Most Common Reasons People Need Medical Attention at Music Festivals

A first responder told us everything that's most likely to go wrong.
Gwen van der Zwan
9.12.18
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