Addiction is all about the dopamine

From heroin and cocaine to sex and lies, Tetris and the ponies, the spectrum of human addictions is vast. But for Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the neuroscientist in charge of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, they all boil down to pretty much the same thing.   Profiles in...

Opiate Overdose Information

Regardless of the analysis strategy used, prescription opioids continue to be involved in more overdose deaths than any other drug, and all the numbers are likely to underestimate the true burden given the large proportion of overdose deaths where the type of drug is...

Why heroin is spreading in America’s suburbs

http://www.businessinsider.com/why-heroin-spreading-to-us-suburbs-2014-4 Soon after, a friend gave her some prescription painkiller pills to try, which Ana (not her real name) says made her feel even better than the alcohol. But by that time her dependence on the...