I take Adderall for ADD, but am growing dissatisfied with it due to what feels like increasing tolerance and dependence, as well as a couple of secondary reasons. I want to talk to my doctor about switching to Provigil, and would like to hear from anybody who has any advice or experience to relate regarding the pros and cons of the two medications. Details within. [more inside]
I was recently sitting down to tea with a friend of mine's (we're both in our early 20's), and the topic wandered over to hard drug use (e.g. stuff like cocaine and crystal meth, not marijuana or alcohol.) When comparing our perceptions of how common hard drug use was, we were completely surprised when our answers were polar opposites: I saw it as an extremely rare thing, but she said it was something virtually everyone did but no one talked about. What's the truth here? How prevalent is hard drug use anyway? And why do our experiences differ so much? [more inside]
From a medical/science standpoint, what are the limiting factors that make it difficult to produce pharmaceutical drugs that do not have negative side effects?
Some months ago, when visiting a friend in an apartment complex that has no known reports of obvious drug activity, I saw a mystery baggie on the floor of the elevator. [more inside]
Please suggest support groups for recovering drug addicts besides Narcotics Anonymous (NA). [more inside]
I expect to fail the pre-employment drug test I took this afternoon - but for legitimate reasons. I'm leaving the state tomorrow morning and won't be back until very late Sunday. Is there anything I can do to bolster my case and protect myself when the lab calls tomorrow or Friday? [more inside]
Looking for a video showing various common drugs, their appearance, how they're taken and their effects. [more inside]
"He took too much LSD in the '60s". No, really. Any number of Americans approaching old age are doing so with long-term illegal drug habits. If you've seen the Osbournes on TV, Ozzy seems the picture of the sort of cognitive impairment you can expect someone to have after years of illegal drug use. Is this typical of such a person? Can someone be rendered mentally incompetent by means of a history of long-term illegal drug use? Would someone with obvious cognative impairment like Ozzy still be considered legally competant?
I may have to take a pre-employment drug test very soon, and I'm worried about whether the totally legal and authorized stimulants I'm taking are going to keep me from getting hired. Are my worries reasonable, and if so is there anything I should do to protect myself? [more inside]
Name Some Names: Successful drug users... [more inside]
Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
Where on the Web do I find anti-drug activities (word games, art, crafts, specifically addressing drug use) for kids ages 9-12? My Google-Fu seems to be failing me. Thanks!
What are the legal ramifications for the crew members (camerapeople, producers, etc.) of a show like Intervention when the "stars" do illegal things? [more inside]
Approximately how many people are in prison and/or dead (or not) because of the drug war? [more inside]
Is it wise to take Pantocip, an Indian "generic" proton-pump inhibitor, instead of Protonix? [more inside]
Is there anything wrong a grad student with taking an anti-anxiety medication, Ativan, to get through the end of a school term? [more inside]
How do I better relate with people on anxiety and anti-depressant drugs? [more inside]
Why is the marijuana usage rate in Japan (0.05%) so much lower than anywhere else?
If you're driving while high (after smoking marijuana) and a cop pulls you over, is there any test they can perform to tell? [more inside]