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Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

Anyone Can Become Addicted to Drugs

[Male voice over speaking] A lot of us have an idea in our heads about what a person addicted to drugs looks like. But the truth is, anyone can become addicted to drugs. Addiction is when you feel a strong urge to keep taking a drug, even if it is causing harm. To stop, ask […]

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Performance Enhancing Drugs

Performance Enhancing Drugs

As long as there have been sports there have been athletes in search of an advantage and of all of the ways to get a leg up these days professionals often turn to performance-enhancing drugs. You hear about them in just about every sport. In the U.S. some of the best baseball players of all […]

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Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs

Cockroaches, Alligators & Other Weird Sources of New Drugs

Antibiotics are one of humankind’s most amazing discoveries. Ever since that fateful day in 1928 when Scottish physician Alexander Fleming noticed a funny mold growing in one of his petri dishes, antibiotics have been kicking bacterial butt. That famous mold, of course, was producing penicillin, the founding antibiotic superstar, which has since extended the average […]

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