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Dirk Hanson
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science writer, book author
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Marijuana, Sleep, and Dreams
The indica vs. sativa debate, continued.  [First published July 13, 2015.] Anyone who has smoked marijuana more than a couple of times knows that cannabis can alter how you sleep. The effect of cannabis on sleep is even part of the never-ending debate over ...

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Heroin in Vietnam: The True Story of the Robins Study
Editor's note: The famous Robins study  on heroin use among Vietnam veterans  has been so often—and so recently—misinterpreted  that I felt motivated to reprint an older post on the subject. [Originally posted 7/24/10] In 1971, under the direction of Dr.
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The Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics
Parental heavy drinking affects everyone. The British House of Commons recently issued a manifesto timed to coincide with International Children of Alcoholics Week. The manifesto was co-written by children of alcoholics, policy analysts, and representatives...

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Who Smokes Marijuana Where?
The full article is available here: http://www.bendsource.com/

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Don't Be a Holiday Fool
Sobering Up––Myths and Facts Myth: You can drive as long as you are not slurring your words or acting erratically. Fact: The coordination needed for driving is compromised long before the signs of intoxication are visible and one’s reaction time is slowed. ...

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It's That Time of Year Again
Our annual look at Christmas  Decoration Addiction.  By John M. Grohol, Psy.D . "Five years ago, I covered something called Christmas lighting addiction in our then-fledgling newsletter. It was a bit tongue-in-cheek, because
I’m not a big believer in most ...

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Cancer: Alcohol’s Dirty Little Secret?
What Doctors Don’t Tell You It is, in fact, no secret at all that alcohol causes cancer .  Rather than conferring any demonstrable metabolic benefit, alcohol is more likely to damage your health in a variety of ways. The body converts alcohol (ethanol) into...

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Marijuana: Where Things Stand
Results of the 2016 election. Source:  Governing.com

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