People living with opioid addiction are increasingly using the inhalation method to get high, warns a new review published Monday in JAMA Neurology. The technique known as “chasing the dragon,” which involves heating up heroin and inhaling its fumes through a pipe, may be safer in some ways than injection, but it…
I’d like you to imagine a crazy, far-out scenario for a moment. Close your eyes and try to picture what it would look like if you lived in a militarized police state with authoritarian tendencies. What do you see?
For the first time ever, deaths in America due to heroin overdose outnumber gun homicides. And before you ask, no, the number of gun homicides hasn’t been dropping. Good lord.
This week, an HIV epidemic has been officially declared in the Russian city of Yekaterinburg, where the health department estimates 1 out of every 50 residents is a carrier of the virus. The government has been hesitant to recognize that Russia is experiencing one of the world’s fastest-growing HIV epidemics. In May,…
Among the many ways to combat a drug epidemic, an app competition is easily the strangest.
The New York Police Department has announced that its officers are to start carrying antidote kits that will use a drug called naloxone to save the lives of heroin users who suffer overdose.
Remember that episode of Seinfeld where Elaine fails a drug test after eating a poppy seed bagel? Many modern pee-in-this-cup drug test can't differentiate between the harmless opiates found in poppy seeds with the eye-rolling opiates found in black tar heroin—and it's become a big problem. But a newly developed drug…
After removing capsules of heroin from a drug smuggler's stomach, one Siberian surgeon walked off with a souvenir: five grams of the freshly liberated drug.
Which drugs are actually killing Americans? Popular Science combed through overdose statistics from the CDC and turned the numbers into an infographic.
If you're going to smuggle a half-million dollars worth for heroin and speed through Hartsfield-Jackson International, try not to forget it at baggage claim.
Even after drug users kick the habit, there's still the risk of relapse. And a big reason for this is fact that the person can still remember the pleasurable side of drug use. The solution might be to actually change the nature of those memories.
There was a time when mothers gave their babies opium, people bought hallucinogens at the local bar, and anxious patriots sent hypodermic needles and cocaine to soldiers as a present. It was called The Great Binge, and it's probably wrong to feel sad that it's over.
A vaccine to curb heroin dependence. It's been the goal of scientists the world over for decades, but to date, not one has been released to the market. But that could soon change. Mexican scientists have developed a heroin vaccine that has proven to be effective in animal trials, and are now preparing to begin testing…
Drugs play a huge role in our lives, but it's hard to find in-depth research on how people take them and what effect it has on their lives. Here's your chance to help change that.
This is, for obvious reasons, not suitable to try at home. Nor possible, since no technique is described in detail. But should you want to add accuracy to your next steampunk story, or entertain/terrify any guests in your garden, allow me to explain just how heroin is made from poppies.
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It may seem obvious now that your Excedrin isn't loaded with heroin, but consumers of the 1930s couldn't be too careful. This pearl of wisdom comes to you from a June 1932 issue of Modern Mechanics. [Modern Mechanix]
Last week we brought you the 30 Most Disturbing Twilight products, and since New Moon's release, the crazy just hasn't stopped pouring in. One man bit a Twi-hard, someone created a vibrating Edward doll — and there is Twilight-themed heroin.
We're not sure what's wrong with the old drugs-up-the-anus technique, but a Malaysian businessman tried to smuggle 2 kg worth of heroin inside two laptops. Where he went wrong was using two incredibly old laptops instead of something current, and well, looking suspicious while he did his smuggling thing. The airport…