A former morphine addict tells us his story...
Poison 101 - can anything be a poison?
Could the perfect poison be something we haven't detected yet?
How do scientists identify killer compounds?
Scientists have developed an implantable device that mimics the pancreas as a potential therapy for type one diabetes.
Brad Hoffman, from the University of Florida, has found a way to reprogramme the immune system to fight multiple...
Can we delete memories? Scientists have created a drug that seems to do the trick...
Can one pill make us run for longer AND gain less weight?
Exposing male mice to nicotine can make their sons more resistant to nicotine and other drugs
Hear one man's story of how addiction took hold of his life, and his path to recovery.
How does heroin work its dangerous changes in the brain?
When did our relationship with drugs first begin? Think back to the beginning of recorded history... and then some!
How does marijuana cause its famous stoner effects?
What makes a substance a drug, and why are only some illegal?
New research into what happens when someone becomes addicted suggests that willpower has nothing to with it.
What's so ecstatic about Ecstasy?
The Royal Society for Public Health recently called for drugs to be decriminalised but what were their reasons?
We've all seen the stereotypical hallucinogenic images but what happens to the brain of someone who takes LSD?
A new way to produce a malaria drug using tobacco
In this week's myth Kat finds out if a spoon in the bottle really will keep your sparkling wine fizzy...
When you're drinking can you really tell when you're over the limit? The Naked Scientists get breathalysed!
Why does overindulging leave you feeling so awful the next day, and can science help you avoid a hangover?
Scientists have discovered a trigger for the regeneration of
skin, hair or organs in humans. This could be used to...
Testing for drugs and toxins in the body is vital to a solving whole host of