Latest Drug culture Stories

2008-11-18 14:45:25

Canada's only supervised injection facility has extended lives of drug users and saved the healthcare system millions of dollars, a study indicates. When examining the cost-effectiveness of Insite, an injection facility in a Vancouver, British Columbia, neighborhood where about 5,000 injection drug users live, University of Western Ontario researchers said they found the facility saved about $14 million in healthcare costs and added about 920 life-years during a 10-year period. The study...

2008-11-18 10:23:34

What makes residents of certain states or countries more likely to consume more alcohol?

2008-10-08 13:50:00

US government scientists convened in an online chat room Tuesday to answer questions about drugs and alcohol coming from students during the National Institute on Drug Abuse’s second-ever Drug Facts Chat Day.

2008-10-06 09:00:56

By Lauren Pyrah A TALE of one man?s battle with alcohol helped launch an initiative to tackle excessive drinking in a town. John McTrusty told an audience of community figures: ?I was nearly dead.

2008-09-24 19:15:00

A study published on Wednesday shows the rate of HIV infection among people who inject themselves with drugs appears to be rising.

2008-09-21 12:00:14

By Bill Evans When The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints posted a statement on alcohol on its Newsroom Web site earlier this week, it was gratifying to see such a warm and positive response on such a widely debated and controversial topic.

2008-09-06 00:00:04

By The Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) - Cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults declined significantly last year as supplies dried up, leading to higher prices and reduced purity, the government reports.

2008-09-03 08:40:00

A new survey in the U.K. found stress led half of 25 to 44 year olds to drink. Experts said levels increased during the holiday season and when children returned to school in the fall.

2008-08-25 18:00:30

It costs 5% more to consume alcoholic beverages this year than it did last year, according to research published by Intellaprice(R) (www.intella-price.com), a Boston-based pricing intelligence firm.

2008-08-20 18:00:00

By Anonymous As the Portland Press Herald reported July 16, it appears likely that a referendum vote on the proposed tax on soda, wine and beer will occur.

Word of the Day
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.