Home > Mental health > Drugs Drugs All sections in Mental Health » Alcohol » Brain » Disorders » Drugs » Living with Mental Illness » Mental Health in SA » Stress » Treatment » Mental Health News Synthetic dagga is on the rise in the US where it poisons and kills users Synthetic cannabinoid products mimic the active ingredient in marijuana and are sold in the US as herbal products. Ask CyberShrink » Talk Heart to heart forum » 13 hidden signs of stress Regenerative medicine: replacing brain cells lost from stroke Top US doctor in favour of medical marijuana Expert opinions that medical marijuana can help some patients may boost pressure on the US Justice Department to redesignate the drug under federal law. Too drunk to remember? We often hear of court cases in which someone claims that he/she was drunk and therefore cannot recall committing a crime. Can intoxication be used as an excuse? Poisonings tied to synthetic marijuana Doctors in Colorado are sounding an alarm about the dangers of synthetic marijuana after seeing a surge of emergency cases tied to its use. Nigella: more on cocaine and dagga Nigella Lawson has admitted to occasional use of cocaine and dagga. Read more about these two street drugs here. Marijuana not harmless to adolescents The nature of the teenage brain makes the use of cannabis among this population particularly risky for developing addictive behaviours, according to researchers. Everything you ever wondered about ecstacy Learn more about ecstasy - what it looks like, how it is used and how it affects you. Smart drugs: would you take them? Imagine a drug that was guaranteed to make you better at your job. Well, it exists and it's coming to South Africa. Which celebs are battling drug addiction? Nigella Lawson is the latest celebrity accused of taking drugs. While the verdict is still out on whether she’s guilty, she certainly isn't the only celeb allegedly battling addiction. 10 questions on addiction Here are 10 questions from the expert forums, mostly from friends and family members, who want to know what they can do about addiction in their families and social circles. load more articles advertisement From our sponsors Painmaster Microcurrent Therapy provides drug-free pain relief Update on Equazen acquisition by Flordis South Africa 2016 When lice just keep coming back! Cipla Community Hero: Ana Rocha Live healthier Did you know? » Allergies less common in kids who suck their thumbs Two-dose chickenpox shot gets the job done What nits and lice look like in your hair 5 diseases your child can pick up at school School is a place for learning, but it also creates the perfect environment for an infectious disease to spread like wildfire. Healthy legs » The results you should know from the Healthy Legs Survey Could your job be causing varicose veins? Varicose veins? Don't do these exercises 5 stages of vein disease Weak or damaged valves in the veins can cause varicose veins.