addiction Articles
The Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Dirk Hanson
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 from charities, medica... Read more
Who Smokes Marijuana Where?
Friday, January 13th, 2017 by Dirk Hanson
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Don't Be a Holiday Fool
Saturday, December 31st, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Sobering UpMyths and FactsMyth 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 ones reaction time is slowed. Plus, the sedative effects of ... Read more
It's That Time of Year Again
Monday, December 19th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Our annual look at ChristmasDecoration 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 Im not a big believer in most addictive behaviors. Chris... Read more
Cancer: Alcohol’s Dirty Little Secret?
Sunday, November 27th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
What Doctors Dont Tell YouIt 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 acetaldehyde as part of the ... Read more
Marijuana: Where Things Stand
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Results of the 2016 election. Read more
Guest Post - Benzo Addiction - 'My Story' by Barry Haslam
Monday, November 14th, 2016 by BOB FIDDAMAN
Although this blog is, in the main, about the dangers of SSRI type medications I have, over the years, also read many horrific stories about those who, through no fault of their own, have become addicted to benzodiazipines. Barry Haslam below is one such victim. His account regar... Read more
Take It Easy
Sunday, November 13th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
One day at a time. Read more
Drug Deaths By State
Wednesday, September 28th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Synthetic Dialectic
Friday, September 2nd, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Banning New Drugs What is the Path Forward Eighteen months ago, in a post on novel synthetic drugs in the cannabinoid and cathinone families, I wrote that the new fake marijuana and fake Ecstasy were very nearly the perfect overdose drugs. An MDMA-like stimulant called PMMA was i... Read more
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