What do the words skippy, roses, hearts, and bennies have in common? They’re all slang names for prescription stimulant medications, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), and they’re words...



Fingerprints have long been used by law enforcement to identify specific individuals. Thanks to innovations in technology, fingerprint testing can also be used to detect the presence of drugs. A...



Drug abuse begins somewhere for everyone. Whether a person has been battling a substance abuse disorder for weeks, months or years, they all have a story as to how their...


Substance abuse and addiction are serious problems in the United States. The 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health found that while more than 23 million people needed treatment for a...



Schedule I Schedule I drugs have a high risk of harm to people and few, if any, medical benefits. They do not have any medical use and have a high potential...