Safe Usage Sites for Drug Users

Safe Usage Sites for Drug Users

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health is considering opening safe usage sites for drug users. At a safe usage site, those who use illicit drugs can be monitored by a medical professional after taking the substance. Proponents of the sites say they are part of...
The Physiology of Addiction

The Physiology of Addiction

Addiction is a complex disease. It affects the functioning of the brain and body. People abuse substances like drugs and alcohol for varied reasons. They engage in behaviors that become compulsive and often continue despite harmful consequences. How does harmful...