What is kratom? | How do people use kratom? | How does kratom affect the brain? | What are the health effects of kratom? | Is kratom addictive?

What is kratom?

Kratom is a tropical tree (Mitragyna speciosa) native to Southeast Asia, with leaves that contain psychoactive (mind-altering) opioid compounds. The […]

2018-02-20T00:35:52+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |


What is fentanyl? | How do people use fentanyl? | How does fentanyl affect the brain? | Why is fentanyl dangerous? |

What is fentanyl?

Fentanyl is a powerful synthetic opioid analgesic that is similar to morphine but is 50 to 100 times more potent. It is a schedule II prescription drug, and […]

2018-02-15T10:24:55+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

Prescription Opioids

What are prescription opioids? | What are common prescription opioids? | How do people misuse prescription opioids? | How do prescription opioids affect the brain? | What are some possible effects of prescription opioids on the brain and body? | What are the other health effects of opioid medications? | Can I take prescription opioids if I’m […]

Prescription Stimulants

What are prescription stimulants? | What are common prescription stimulants? | How do people use and misuse prescription stimulants? | How do prescription stimulants affect the brain and body? | What are the other health effects of prescription stimulants? | Can a person overdose on prescription stimulants? | How can a prescription stimulant overdose be treated? | […]

Hallucinogens Drug Abuse Info

What are hallucinogens? | How do people use hallucinogens? | How do hallucinogens affect the brain? | What are other risks of hallucinogens? | Are hallucinogens addictive? | How can people get treatment for addiction to hallucinogens? |

What are hallucinogens?

Hallucinogens are a diverse group of drugs that alter perception (awareness […]

2018-02-12T19:00:55+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , , , |


What is methamphetamine? | How do people use methamphetamine? | How does methamphetamine affect the brain? | What are other health effects of methamphetamine? | Are there health effects from exposure to secondhand methamphetamine smoke? | Can a person overdose on methamphetamine? | How can a methamphetamine overdose be treated? | Is methamphetamine addictive? | How can […]

2018-02-15T10:27:44+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , , , , , , |


What are inhalants? | How do people use inhalants? | How do inhalants affect the brain? | What are the other health effects of inhalants? | Can a person overdose on inhalants? | How can an inhalant overdose be treated? | Can inhalants cause addiction, a form of substance use disorder? […]

2018-02-15T10:32:55+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Marijuana as Medicine

What is medical marijuana? |  Why isn’t the marijuana plant an FDA-approved medicine? | What are cannabinoids? |   How might cannabinoids be useful as medicine? | What medications contain cannabinoids?

What is medical marijuana?

The term medical marijuana refers to using the whole, unprocessed marijuana plant or its basic extracts […]

2018-02-15T10:11:11+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , , |

Electronic Cigarettes (E-cigarettes)

What are electronic cigarettes? | How do e-cigarettes work? | How do e-cigarettes affect the brain? | What are the health effects of e-cigarettes? Are they safer than tobacco cigarettes? | Can e-cigarettes help a person quit smoking?

What are electronic cigarettes?

Electronic cigarettes, also known […]

2018-02-15T10:33:43+00:00 February 11th, 2018|Categories: drugs|Tags: , , , |
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