The downside is, it’s mostly genetic.
The cycle of outrage people have over whatever drug is fashionable hasn't gotten us any closer to figuring out why people abuse narcotics.
BIG CAVEAT: None of these are good for you. But scientifically, which would do you most damage?
We talked to some workers with a habit of doing drugs on the job to find out why they did and what made them stop.
On meth, all my craziest sexual fantasies came true. But realizing I have an addiction meant realizing that my life will never be the same again.
A growing body of experts and patients say cannabis should be prescribed before painkillers.
"If you go back 40 to 50 years, people thought, I'm only going to have a drink or two because it relaxes me, so I'm a safer driver, a calmer driver."
When you're loaded, you can forget entire nights, weekends, novels you've written, and seasons of television you've starred in.
This is the story of the summer photographer Nan Goldin and writer/actress Cookie Mueller spent with eccentrics like Philippe Marcade and John Waters.
The dubious idea that we might "enable" our partners or loved ones suffering from addiction lingers—despite being unscientific and straight-up harmful.
I'm not an alcoholic, I just like getting buzzed as regularly as possible. So I tried to find an expert who'd tell me that was okay.
The author died in 2014 at age 29 from endocarditis due to IV drug use with contaminated needles and related conditions—before the heroin problem was being treated like a national crisis.