The government of Kazakhstan has announced it would continue the controversial methadone therapy until 2015.
A Member of the Kazakhstan Parliament demanded to urgently ban methadone from being used in Kazakhstan.
Nearly five percent of Japanese adults are addicted to gambling, a rate up to five times that of most other nations, according to a study.
Twitter on Tuesday unveiled a new advertising program that delivers "promoted videos" to the tweet stream of users of the popular messaging platform.
The United States announced plans Monday to reduce its use of mandatory sentences for drug offenses in order to tackle a cycle of poverty and incarceration in overcrowded jails.
A man who used to take heroine and replaced it with methadone (a synthetic substitute of heroine) has had a son.
Brazil's economic capital Sao Paulo on Monday began mandatory detention of drug addicts for rehab, authorities said, amid rising worries over an epidemic of crack cocaine use.
Addiction to morphine and heroin can be blocked, according to research released Wednesday which could prove a major breakthrough in treating addicts and in pain relief treatments.
The official numbers can be easily multiplied by 10: expert.
There should be an agreement between law-enforcement authorities and Healthcare Ministry to make preventive work by authorities and doctors more efficient: expert.
49,984 people are registered as drug addicts including 4,595 women and 3,071 children.