The opioid crisis: Fact vs. fiction

The opioid crisis: Fact vs. fiction

By Eileen Reynolds Eileen Reynolds investigates the opioid crisis that has gripped the United States over the last few years. Every day, 115 people in the United States die of an opioid overdose—a death toll so high that it’s caused the nation’s overall life...
Why is synthetic marijuana so dangerous?

Why is synthetic marijuana so dangerous?

By C. Michael White The Green, a gathering place in New Haven, Connecticut, near Yale University looked like a mass casualty zone, with 70 serious drug overdoses over a period spanning Aug. 15-16, 2018. The cause: synthetic cannabinoids, also known as K2, Spice, or...
Are hallucinations a disease?

Are hallucinations a disease?

By Yewande Pearse Hallucinations may be a symptom of mental illness, but they are not necessarily harmful as Yewande Pearse explains. As late as the 18th century, hallucinations in their various forms were considered independent diseases or syndromes. In 1821, Alexis...