alcoholism Articles
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
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
The Poetry of “Irresistible Descent”
Monday, August 1st, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
John Berryman in the Penal Colony Will power is nothing. Morals is nothing. Lord, this is illness.John Berryman, 1971A year before he committed suicide by jumping off a Minneapolis bridge in 1972, Pulitzer Prize-winning poet John Berryman had been in alcohol rehab three times, an... Read more
Addiction Treatment Industry at the Crossroads
Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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. Read more
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