Home > Medical > Addiction > News News All sections in Addiction » About Addiction » Alcohol » Gambling Addiction » Addiction News » Rehabilitation and Help » Your Guide to Drugs Youthful drinking linked to health problems later in life A study found that negative effects were observed even among former drinkers who had been free from alcoholism for decades. Lethal drug remains unregulated in China Despite having killed thousands of people, carfentanil is not a controlled substance in China, where it is manufactured legally and sold openly online. Heavy drinking can harm the ageing brain A study found that older people who were heavy drinkers had lower scores on tests of so-called cognitive function – worse learning skills, memory and motor function. Talk Divorce support » Ask Addiction Expert » Quiz Are you depressed? » Like Health24 on Facebook » 13 strange ways to get high The truth about college binge drinking Alcoholics may lack enzyme that controls impulse to drink The finding that alcoholics may lack an enzyme that controls their desire to drink could lead to new ways to treat alcoholism in humans. Elephant sedative suspected in US drug overdoses A drug used to sedate elephants and other large animals is suspected in spates of overdoses in several US states. Synthetic opioid that killed Prince – one of many Despite its legitimate medical uses, fentanyl has acquired a growing reputation as a dangerous street drug, thanks to at least a dozen synthetic variants now available. Drug-oozing implant approved for addicts American federal authorities have approved a first-of-a-kind implant designed to help patients recovering from heroin and painkiller addiction. Overdose epidemic from fentanyl in US Illegally made versions of the drug fentanyl is responsible for a large increase of overdose deaths in the US. It can kill users by shutting down their respiratory system. Painkiller misuse in US doubles in decade According to the US National Institute on Drug Abuse the increasing misuse of prescription opioid pain relievers poses a myriad of serious public health consequences. People overdosing on anti-diarrhoea drugs Abusers of anti-diarrhoea drugs are reportedly trying to achieve heroin-like highs by taking massive doses of these medications. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Sun protection for all children Understanding your sunscreen The science behind cosmeceuticals Do you know these 5 facts about skincare?