addiction Articles
The Biology of Stimulants, or Why You Can’t Stay High Forever
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 by Dirk Hanson
An essay on the losing battle for perpetual reward. 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 stalled in th... Read more
New Year's Blessing - 2011 - 5772
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
Tonight begins the celebration of the Jewish New Year, Rosh Hashanah. What is Rosh Hashanah Simply stated, which is important for me, it is a day of new beginnings. It is a time for personal introspection, reflection and resolution. In addition to our daily prayer and reflection,... Read more
Tuesday, September 27th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
We do not act rightly because we have virtue or excellence, but we rather have those because we have acted rightly. Aristotle Aristotle was a Greek philosopher and scientist, student of Plato and teacher of Alexander the Great. His writings cover many subjects, including physics,... Read more
Monday, September 26th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
To say that obesity is caused by merely consuming too many calories is like saying that the only cause of the American Revolution was the Boston Tea Party. Adelle DavisDaisie Adelle Davis, popularly known as Adelle Davis, was an American author and a pioneer in the fledgling fiel... Read more
Saturday, September 24th, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
If I had my life to live over, I would perhaps have more actual troubles but I'd have fewer imaginary ones. Don HeroldDon Herold was an American humorist, writer, illustrator, and cartoonist who wrote and illustrated many books and was a contributor to national magazines. It is c... Read more
Not Knowing
Friday, September 23rd, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
Teach thy tongue to say "I do not know" and thou shalt progress. Maimonides Maimonides was a preeminent medieval Jewish philosopher, one of the greatest Torah scholars of the Middle Ages. He is also known by the names Moses Maimonides, Rabbi Moshe ben Maimon or the acro... Read more
An Interview with Pharmacologist David Kroll
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 by Dirk Hanson
On synthetic marijuana, organic medicines, and drugs of the future. Second post in the Five-Question Interview series. Back in July, Addiction Inbox ran a fascinating 5-question interview with clinical and research psychologist Vaughan Bell. The post touched on abnormal brain fun... Read more
Thursday, September 22nd, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
God, grant that I might not so much seek to be loved as to love.St. Francis of Assisi We live in a world so filled with pain and suffering that we sometimes forget how important it is to give love to others rather than seek it all the time. I know that I am loved every day God bl... Read more
On Behalf of Others
Wednesday, September 21st, 2011 by RabbiMitch63
You must give some time to your fellow men. Even if it's a little thing, do something for others - something for which you get no pay but the privilege of doing it.Albert SchweitzerAlbert Schweitzer was an Alsatian German-French theologian, musician, philosopher, and physician. H... Read more
The Saga of Phen-Fen
Tuesday, September 20th, 2011 by Dirk Hanson
How a blockbuster diet pill died. It took many years to bring depression and its treatment into the rational light of day. Addiction in the mid-1990s was in the process of undergoing a similar medical transformation. Even so, scientists were wary of pronouncing that overeating wa... Read more
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