Articles on this issue "drug addiction/alcoholism"
British Home Secretary David Blunkett announced this week to the House of Commons that marijuana would be reclassified from a Class B to a Class C drug, reported BBC on Wednesday. Blunkett …read more
Pressure is increasing on governments to relax laws on drug use. Several countries recently moved in this direction. In October, British authorities decided that possession of marijuana will …read more
Connecticut has become the first U.S. state to prohibit school personnel from recommending psychiatric drugs for any child. The law reflects a growing reaction against what some see as overuse …read more
Campaigns to legalize marijuana continue in a number of countries. The Canadian Medical Association Journal, for instance, argued in a recent editorial that possession of limited amounts of …read more
For the first time, a woman in the United States has been found guilty of homicide for taking drugs during pregnancy, an advocate for the defendant claimed. Regina McKnight, 24, was convicted …read more
The first heroin-injection room has opened legally in Australia, amid continuing opposition. The center, referred to by drug addicts as a "shooting gallery," received its first clients Sunday …read more
Should schoolchildren be given drugs to help them pay attention in class? An increasing number of children -- 2 million in America alone, by one estimate -- are being given Ritalin daily. …read more