Tag Archives: Recreational drug use

Ketamine tested as severe depression treatment

10 April, 2014 “The illegal party drug ketamine is an ‘exciting’ and ‘dramatic’ new treatment for depression,” BBC News reports. A small study found that some people with severe depression responded well to the drug.   The study involved people with severe depression (including people with depression as part of bipolar disorder) who had failed […]

drug dependence

_ _ _ _ Some people who use drugs use large enough amounts often enough and long enough to become dependent. Definitions A single definition for drug dependence is elusive. Concepts that aid in defining drug dependence are tolerance and psychologic and physical dependence. Tolerance describes the need to progressively increase the drug dose to […]