An estimated 2.4 million people in the US struggle with prescription painkiller addiction, and almost half a million suffer from heroin addiction. Unfortunately, much of that has to do with the overprescription of opioid drugs – what starts as a legitimate prescription for treating pain...

Amphetamines are stimulant medications that are commonly used to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), and sometimes to treat narcolepsy or obesity. You’ve likely come into contact with them before – if names like Adderall, Ritalin, Concerta or Dexedrine ring a bell, it’s because their use...

The connection between addiction and mental health disorders has long been known. A recent study by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health confirms a link between opioid abuse and anxiety disorders. Says its lead author, Silvia Martins, MD, PhD, "Lifetime non-medical prescription opioid...