Robinson v. California helped to established a rehabilitative ideal: addiction should be dealt with as a therapeutic matter.
In the pursuit of happiness, money probably trumps meaning.
It's "the biggest blow to the war on drugs to date," said Kassandra Frederique, executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance.
How can we learn from the lessons of the past and build a better future?
Both journalists have put themselves in danger to shed light on corruption and abuses of power in their home countries.
A new study explores the therapeutic potential of the psychedelic drug ibogaine, which has been used in Africa for centuries.
Though gloomy and dense, Russian literature is hauntingly beautiful, offering a relentlessly persistent inquiry into the human experience.
Dr. Joel Smithers was recently sentenced to decades in prison for the numerous illegal prescriptions he gave out.
A new study highlights the secondhand effects of drinking, arguing that higher taxation could curb problems.
What inspired the Mona Lisa, China's Terracotta Warriors, and more?
A fascinating new book tells the untold stories of two women, Jackie Cochran and Jerrie Cobb, who could have been first. On June 18, 1983, the Space Shuttle Challenger launched with […]
Psilocybin doesn't just make you trip; it can have lasting effects on how you see the world.
More and more prosecutors across the US are going after the friends and family of those who die from a drug overdose. Is this practice morally acceptable?
Free market ideology uses democratic vocabulary as propaganda, obscuring a non-democratic reality.
Addiction Now has developed infographics based on a survey of 1,000 people who were asked what they thought would be appropriate sentences for drug crimes. It’s pretty different than what they really are.
Colorado and Oregon are leading the charge.
You can name a dozen rock stars on drugs, but can you name the philosophers who partook? We're here to help.
The IAU has just approved a dozen new names for features on Pluto’s moon Charon. They draw from an array of famous authors, characters, mythical objects and one U.S. filmmaker.
San Francisco takes a bold new step regarding marijuana laws and convictions.
You’ll be surprised how many commonly known science “facts” are actually total misconceptions.
A recent study looks at whether collective apologies on behalf of countries may inspire hope that can lead to reconciliation.
The Brazilian government has been trying to answer this very question in its ever-growing prison population, which has doubled since the year 2000.
Historian Alfred McCoy explains why American power is coming to an end and lays out his vision for the new global order.
Personifying certain drugs as evil while calling opioid users “victims” points a glaring spotlight on drug policies that aren't really about public health.
Infants whose mothers used drugs during pregnancy are often born already addicted to those substances. After birth, an analysis of the detached umbilical cord can determine what severe physiological withdrawal symptoms can be expected.