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Compulsive theft can lead to tragic results. In the fall of 2011, 71-year old Julia Grodinsky of London was convicted of shoplifting ornamental crystals and sentenced to 18 months of probation. What made the case unusual was that Grodinsky had been convicte...
Spicier than ever. Four drug deaths last month in Britain have been blamed on so-called “Superman” pills being sold as Ecstasy, but actually containing PMMA, a synthetic stimulant drug with some MDMA-like effects that has been implicated in a number of deat...
Or why you can't stay high forever. The amphetamine high, like the cocaine high, is a marvel of biochemical efficiency. Stimulants work primarily by blocking the reuptake of dopamine molecules in the synaptic gap between nerve cells. Dopamine remains stalle...
Wine and Beer in Antiquity "When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and say something clever." — Aristophanes "I like best the win...
Thoughts on addiction, immoderation, and Christmas. The Season to be Jolly Careful [Paula Goodyer, Sydney Morning Herald ] “More parties, more time with family and less time at work help make
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For sound neurological reasons, that's why. (Originally published May 2, 2012, by The Dana Foundation ) For mental health workers, it is well known that an overwhelming majority of psychiatric patients diagnosed with schizophrenia are heavy cigarette smoker...
The chemistry of sorrow during nicotine withdrawal. When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine pops into acetylcholine receptors in the brain, the adrenal glands, and the skeletal muscles, and you get a nicotine rush. Just like alcohol, a cigarette alters the tra...
Smoking and the decline of the body. We all know smoking is bad for your health. It causes lung cancer and emphysema and contributes to heart disease. But that’s not the end of the list. Recently, Public Health England, a government organization, collected...
Evidence From a 4-Decade Study. 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, be...
The most popular pharmaceutical treatment for alcoholism, explained. (First published February 17, 2014) “Occasionally,” reads the opening sentence of a commentary published online earlier this year in Neuropsychopharmacology , “a paper comes along that fun...
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Who Benefits from Obama's Reefer Madness? | The Fix
Who Benefits from Obama's Reefer Madness? Defending its crack-down on legal medical marijuana dealers, the DEA has disingenuously declar
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Addiction Inbox: Interview with Cognitive Neuropsychologist Keith Laws
Our latest participant in the “Five Question Interview” series is Dr. Keith Laws, professor of cognitive neuropsychology and head of researc
Who Benefits From Obama's Reefer Madness? | THE Weed Blog
Defending its crack-down on legal medical marijuana dealers, the DEA has disingenuously declared that pot is an ineffective treatment for pa
Addiction Inbox: The Biology of Stimulants, or Why You Can’t Stay High F...
The Biology of Stimulants, or Why You Can't Stay High Forever. An essay on the losing battle for perpetual reward. The amphetamine high,
Addiction Inbox: What Do We Mean When We Talk About Craving?
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.
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?
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
7 Myths the Alcohol Industry Wants You to Believe. Staying on message in the liquor biz. “Our national drug is alcohol,” wrote William S. Bu
Addiction Inbox: Common Field Test for Marijuana is Unreliable, Critics Say
Common Field Test for Marijuana is Unreliable, Critics Say. A 75-year old pot assay is due for an update. We've all seen it on cop shows
Addiction Inbox: On Harm Reduction and Metabolic Chauvinism
On Harm Reduction and Metabolic Chauvinism. My WebTalk Radio interview for the podcast, “Addicted to Addicts.” Listen to the podcast at WebT