PM Modi should ask Goa to crack down on drug abuse: Congress

Goa Congress president Luizinho Faleiro Sunday said if Prime Minister Narendra Modi is serious about cracking down on drug abuse, then he should advise the BJP-led coalition government in the state to crackdown on the rapidly worsening drug menace here.

Stephen Fry thinks he was 'fool' rather than 'victim' during drug yrs
Stephen Fry thinks he was 'fool' rather than 'victim' during drug yrs

 Stephen Fry has opened up about his "drug years," saying that he somewhat overdid this particular period of his life, which saw him kind of having achieved a certain amount of success.

US Navy kicked out Biden's son over cocaine use

Vice President Joe Biden's son was discharged this year from the US Navy reserve after testing positive for cocaine, a US official said.

Youngsters 'self-medicate' with over-the-counter, prescription medications globally

A new study has revealed that young people frequently self-medicate with over-the-counter and prescription drugs without a doctor's order.

Toronto mayor Ford in hospital with suspected tumour

Scandal-plagued Toronto Mayor Rob Ford was admitted to hospital Wednesday after initial tests uncovered the presence of a suspected tumour, doctors said.

New tool maps how drug abuse affects brain

In a first, researchers have developed a laser-based imaging tool to map how drug abuse disrupts blood flow to the brain.

Tallulah Willis checks into rehab

Tallulah Willis, the daughter of actors Demi Moore and Bruce Willis, has entered rehab.

Act promptly to curb drug abuse: Omar

Sensitising the concerned government departments in particular and the society in general about the menace of drug abuse, Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Tuesday underlined the need for identifying the scale and magnitude of the problem for coordinated response for its eradication.

`NSSO asked to assess extent of drug abuse in Punjab, Manipur`

The government has asked National Sample Survey Office (NSSO) to carry out an advanced pilot survey in Punjab and Manipur to assess the extent of drug abuse, Rajya Sabha was informed on Thursday.

Robin Williams enters rehab centre for help

Actor Robin Williams has checked into rehab for the second time to maintain his long-term sobriety.

UN urges Afghanistan, Central Asia to fight drugs

The UN has urged close coordination between Afghanistan and Central Asian countries to combat drug trafficking, media reported Friday.

"The members of the Security Council underlined the threat posed by illicit drug production, trade and trafficking to international peace and stability in the region," Xinhua quoted a statement issued by the UN as saying.

Need to make drug addicts productive members of society: Prez

President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday expressed concern over the growing alcoholism and drug abuse and advocated a comprehensive programme with focus on making the addicts productive members of society after getting them off alcohol and drugs.

US governor signs legislation to combat heroin epidemic

New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a legislation to combat the growing heroin epidemic across the state, a media report said Tuesday.

Addiction to become manageable disease

Researchers are saying that they are making important progress in changing the perception of addiction as they identify new therapeutic interventions that could render addiction into the equivalent of a manageable disease like diabetes.

WHO wants action as alcohol kills 3.3 million people in 2012

More than 3 million people died from using alcohol in 2012, for reasons ranging from cancer to violence, the World Health Organisation said on Monday.

Gene related to autism plays vital role in drug addiction

A new research has revealed that a protein which was previously connected to autism and is vital for brain mechanism, has a crucial part to play in drug addiction.

Toronto crack mayor takes a break for rehab

Toronto`s scandal-plagued mayor Rob Ford, who has admitted to binge drinking and smoking crack, on Wednesday said he was taking a break to seek help for substance abuse.

Anti-seizure drug may help reduce alcohol consumption

A new study has found that anti-seizure drug ezogabine reduced alcohol consumption in an experimental model.

Tom Hardy couldn`t handle Hollywood

Tom Hardy has said that he couldn`t handle Hollywood when he first found fame.

Prescription drug abuse growing in India: UN report

Prescription drug abuse is growing in India and the problem is serious in South Asia, according to a UN report.