stimulant pills

How Should Therapists Handle Patients Seeking Stimulants?

Patients called with no time for curiosity. They wanted stimulants, and they wanted them now. Then we could talk.
Close Up Of Pregnant Woman Smoking Cigarette

Addicted Mothers: Substance Abusers or Child Abusers?

Are mothers with addictions abusive or victims? Our answer almost always involves race and class.
Timothy Leary

How LSD Went From Research to Religion

The lines between psychological research and mysticism were blurry in the early days of LSD.
narcotic stimulants

America’s Workforce Runs on Uppers

Uppers like Benzedrine and cocaine provided a willing workforce for our capitalist economy. Now, Americans are turning to ADHD medications.
In this Aug. 18, 2015 file photo, Sprout Pharmaceuticals CEO Cindy Whitehead holds a bottle for the female sex-drive drug Addyi at her Raleigh, N.C. Most women with low sexual desire won’t rush out to get the first prescription drug to boost female libido when it launches on Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. But they may have more options down the road. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed)

Why Did the “Female Viagra” Fail?

Marketers pitched "female viagra" as a win for gender equality. Why is the drug now called a "colossal failure?"
Heroin use.

What Causes an Epidemic of Heroin Deaths?

Research suggests that certain things such as alcohol and the potency of the dose increase the rate at which users die from heroin use. 
Men and women drinking beer at a pre-prohibition bar in Raceland, Louisiana, September 1938.

The Darker Side of Prohibition

During Prohibition, industrial-grade alcohol cost hundreds of American lives. The Coolidge administration encouraged its circulation.

Legalizing Marijuana: Lessons from the Post-prohibition Era

The country's experience regulating alcohol after Prohibition may provide lessons regarding marijuana.
Russel Brand

PSY-Q: Are the Drug Laws Working? Russell Brand Doesn’t Think So

All currently-illegal drugs, including cannabis, are harmful to health, the main argument for legalizing them reduces harm, by minimizing their consumption.