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Dirk Hanson
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Freelance writer and blogger covering neuroscience, drugs, and addiction. He is the author of The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. He is the editor of Addiction Inbox blog. He previously worked for The Fix as senior contributing editor. He has contributed to Scientific American, Nautilus, The Dana Foundation, Huffington Post, Salon, AlterNet, Wired, California, Omni, and other magazines. He received the 2012 Excellence in Media Award from the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.
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A proposed mine would threaten 1.1 million acres of wilderness.
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Nicotine Genes: Evidence From a 40-Year Study
  How adolescent risk becomes grownup addiction.  Pediatricians have often remarked upon it: Give one adolescent his first cigarette, and he will cough and choke and swear never to try another one. Give a cigarette to a different young person, and she is of...
Pediatricians have often remarked upon it: Give one adolescent his first cigarette, and he will cough and choke and swear never to try another one. Give a cigarette to a different young person, and she is off to the races, becoming a heavily dependent smoker, often for the rest of her life.
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What's your chronotype? Are you a morning lark or a night owl? The manner in which your brain processes light, an activity known as phototransduction, is responsible for whether you find yourself nodding off in the chair every evening about 8:30, or whether you regularly stay up until the wee ...
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The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. by Dirk Hanson. Winner of the 2012 College on Problems of Drug Dependence/NIDA Media Award. "The most comprehensive single work on the topic for the lay reader.... The Chemical Carousel is an important look at the contemporary ...
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Addiction Treatment Industry at the Crossroads
How unethical treatment shills hunt down patients. Check this account at Huffington Post by Ryan Grim: " Addiction Treatment Industry Worried Lax Ethics Could Spell Its Doom." Eye-opening.
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From Failure to Enthusiasm
Guest Post By Andy Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill One of the reasons I love this quote, is because for many of us, being able to keep our enthusiasm up in the midst of trying times can be very diffi...
By Andy Success is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston Churchill One of the reasons I love this quote, is because for many of us, being able to keep our enthusiasm up in the midst of trying times can be very difficult to achieve. But once you figure out how to ...
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Revised Drug Wheel
Know your chemicals.
The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. by Dirk Hanson. Winner of the 2012 College on Problems of Drug Dependence/NIDA Media Award. "The most comprehensive single work on the topic for the lay reader.... The Chemical Carousel is an important look at the contemporary ...
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Smokey Sutra by The Feast
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Know Your Mushrooms
Spring has sprung, and the toxic 'shrooms are out.
The Chemical Carousel: What Science Tells Us About Beating Addiction. by Dirk Hanson. Winner of the 2012 College on Problems of Drug Dependence/NIDA Media Award. "The most comprehensive single work on the topic for the lay reader.... The Chemical Carousel is an important look at the contemporary ...
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What Do We Mean When We Talk About Craving? An essay on drug addiction and need. For years, craving was represented by the tortured tremors

Addiction Inbox: Addiction Specialist Kicks Off A3 Academy in L.A.
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Addiction Specialist Kicks Off A3 Academy in LA. Filling the void between “doing nothing and formal treatment.” Good news for recovering add

Addiction Inbox: Is Shoplifting the Opiate of the Masses?
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Is Shoplifting the Opiate of the Masses? Another look at "behavioral addictions" and the DSM-V. The DSM-V, when it debuts it 2012,

Addiction Inbox: 7 Myths the Alcohol Industry Wants You to Believe
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