The Obama administration announced a new program Monday to combat an increase in the use and trafficking of the drug.
When people act differently under the influence, it could be a sign of an alcohol problem.
As opiate abuse swells in the United States, women are particularly at risk.
The police chief from Gloucester, Massachusetts, explains how his department is going beyond arrests to fight drug addiction.
Researchers can't agree on whether hypnotherapy actually works. I tried it when I wanted to leave cigarettes behind, but I'm still not sure, either.
The outbreak of cases in rural Indiana has forced a skeptical Governor Mike Pence to authorize—and extend—a needle-exchange program.
When can you call a food addictive?
If smoking in a movie meant an R rating, it could reduce adolescent tobacco use by almost twenty percent.
Social media has made crazy teen behaviors more visible to adults outside the schoolyard.
Psychologist and addiction expert offers a much-needed reality check about the benefits of drinking as well as its much more tangible costs.
The Movement faulted pop culture for luring innocent kids into drug abuse and promoted the idea that all users were without any ambition.
If we as a society are allowed to do a variety of dangerous things (bungee jumping, skydiving, drinking), why does drug use cross the line?
Reverend Wilkerson's Teen Challenge quickly expanded to 1,000 centers after it was founded in 1958, but it still had an outsize impact.
By shifting public perception, and making us believe that drug users were dangerous and a threat to America, Nixon justified his actions.
The professionalization of pharmacy in Senegal dates to the 1920s and, until independence, it was almost entirely dominated by whites.
Legislation since the 19th century has worked to promote continental (that is, French) styles of drinking and "civilize" British alcohol habits.
By the 1930s, the language of addiction was applied to drinkers only when they were using something unusual, something dangerous.
A recent Times article about a vaccine that may help curb addiction provoked a rabid response among many recovering readers. Why?
From F. Scott Fitzgerald to Charles Bukowski, many of our most accomplished and celebrated authors have also struggled with addiction