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Are people overdosing as part of a “Paracetamol Challenge”? [on hold]

I'm seeing stories such as this Daily Mail article, claiming that there's a craze amongst teenagers to basically play chicken with paracetamol (acetaminophen). a dangerous online trend has ...
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Is GHB safe to consume?

GHB is illegal and has received considerable media attention as a highly dangerous recreational drug, However, there is a June 1997 article by Life Enhancement Magazine, that endorses the use of GHB ...
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Is this claim that “vaccinations are associated with heroin use” made in good faith? [closed]

A Facebook group Feminists Against Vaccination have posted an anti-vaxx advert: ] Source Their first injection was a vaccination. Protect your children from vaccinations. Vaccinations leave ...
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Is smoking marijuana while breast feeding dangerous?

This site claims: Mothers that cannot quit smoking marijuana ( who have a marijuana dependency ) can continue to breastfeed as long as they do not expose their babies to the secondhand smoke. ...
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Are heroin/cocaine not as physically addictive as previously claimed?

This article suggests that most of the addiction is due to the environment, not the actual chemical effects on the body. In particular, the article claims that the common thinking, as encapsulated in ...
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Is driving stoned safer than driving drunk?

Some support that driving while under the influence of marijuana is safer than driving when drunk, saying that people who drive high always drive at slower speeds so even if they cause an accident, ...
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Did Coca-Cola contain cocaine?

Is it true Coca-Cola once contained cocaine? To what extent and how similar was this to the street drug cocaine? Until 1903, the world-famous soft drink contained a significant dose of cocaine. ...
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Are Facebook Likes similar to cocaine addiction?

The Financal Times reports: Dopamine jolt behind internet addiction The effect on the brain is similar to what makes drug addicts reuse cocaine Kristen Lindquist, professor of psychology ...
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Can second-hand marijuana smoke cause somebody to fail a drug test? [duplicate]

In 1988, Olympic athlete, Ross Rebagliati, failed a drug test for marijuana. The Bleacher Report explained: Rebagliati claimed, and still claims, that the positive was triggered by second-hand ...
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Can eating sugar result in addiction?

I am surprised to see this video on TED claiming that sugar can lead to addiction (differently from other kinds of food, for example broccoli). So, yes, over-consumption of sugar can have ...
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Is cannabis bad for your health, when not smoked, in the long term?

This question is not about smoking cannabis. The scope of this question is limited to other methods of consumption such as edibles, tinctures, and transdermal patches. The Wikipedia article on the ...
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Does prohibition make illegal drugs less safe?

In a recent article in Mises Daily, Benjamin Wiegold argues: The Drug War Makes Drugs Less Safe Is his argument right that legalising recreational drugs would improve the quality of supply and ...
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Was the Marijuana Tax Act of 1937 passed because of the commercial interests of Dupont?

In How Marijuana Became Illegal Bud Fairy writes: During the same period, Du Pont was developing cellophane, nylon, and dacron from from fossil fuels. Du Pont held the patents on many synthetics ...
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Does smoking cannabis kill 30,000 people per year?

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/health/article-179264/Cannabis-kills-30-000-year.html Cannabis is as dangerous as cigarette smoking... [...] [C]annabis could be a major contributor to UK ...
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Are narcotics too dangerous?

Countries like China, Britain, and the U.S. have banned opium. The media is anti-narcotics and the U.S. government spends billions of dollars enforcing these laws. We're told that narcotics are too ...
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Does Hamas execute drug offenders? [closed]

A CNN VICE documentary claims: We visited Gaza's central prison, where drug users and drug smugglers alike are locked in a communal cell, their sentences ranging anywhere from one month, to death ...
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Did George Washington support the sowing of Hemp?

Wikiquote and many other sites list this quote: Make the most of the Indian hemp seed, and sow it everywhere! George Washington in a note to his gardener at Mount Vernon (1794), The Writings of ...
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Is the “gateway drug” theory valid? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is cannabis a gateway drug? From D.A.R.E.: What Is a Gateway Drug? A gateway drug is a drug that opens the door to the use of other, harder drugs. Gateway drugs ...
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Can you get high from second-hand marijuana smoke?

It has been widely claimed that the dosage levels of psychoactive drugs from second-hand marijuana smoke is insufficient to have an effect - i.e. to give a "contact high" Opposing Views The ...
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Is adrenalin shot directly in the heart to revive people overdosing?

I wonder if the scene in the movie Pulp Fiction, where a girl (Marsellus Wallace's wife), in a bad health situation after taking too much heroin, is brought to life by a direct prick of adrenalin in ...
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Do scare tactics in advertising succeed in reducing the number of people who smoke or take illegal drugs? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Are anti-smoking advertisements actually promoting smoking through use of reverse psychology? Most people agree that tobacco is harmful to health, but many people still ...
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Is Mephedrone as dangerous as UK government advice claims?

Mephedrone is an amphetamine-like designer drug that was, until recently, not strictly illegal in the UK. . See Nature news story here which also covers the controversy around the original ban in the ...
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Is marijuana consumption safer than peanut consumption? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Is smoking weed bad for your health? According to this image I found on Facebook, the claim is made that "Marijuana is safer than peanuts." Presumably this is referring ...
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Do 70% of Marijuana users also use while working?

On a talkshow this morning during a discussion of the validity of random drug tests a member of the Illinois State Police stated that 70% of admitted Marijuana users also admit to using while at work. ...