alcoholism Articles
Know Your Mushrooms
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Spring has sprung, and the toxic 'shrooms are out. Read more
Know Your Powders
Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Addressing Criticisms of the Disease Model
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Volkow, Koob, and McLellan on the neurobiology of addiction.The New England Journal of Medicine recently published a review article, Neurobiologic Advances from the Brain Disease Model of Addiction, authored by three prominent figures in the field of addiction research Nora Volko... Read more
Cannabis sativa vs. Cannabis indica: Science or Folklore?
Friday, February 5th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Golden Goat or Sour Diesel The bland assurances from medical marijuana dispensaries about the physical and psychological effects of the bewildering array of hybrid plant strains on offer is mostly bunk, claim a growing number of cannabis scientists. Ethan Russo, a neurologist and... Read more
A Roundtable Discussion on Cannabis Use Disorder
Monday, February 1st, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Addressing the habit-forming aspects of marijuana.A trio of leading marijuana scientists participated in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Daniele Piomelli from the School of Medicine at the University of California-Irvine, and published in a recent issue of the journal Cannabi... Read more
Annual NIDA Survey Shows Declines in Teen Drug Use
Wednesday, December 16th, 2015 by Dirk Hanson
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The kids are all right.Every year, the National Institute of Drug Abuse NIDA, under the auspices of the National Institutes of Health, conducts its monitoring the Future survey of drug use among American young people in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades.This year, students got very ... Read more
The Great Gateway Theory
Monday, November 23rd, 2015 by Dirk Hanson
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Smoke pot, shoot smackThe Great Gateway Hypothesis has had a long, controversial run as a central tenet of American anti-drug campaigns. As put forth by Denise B. Kandell of Columbia University and others in 1975, and refined and redefined ever since, the gateway theory essential... Read more
Freud and his Drug Demons
Saturday, October 31st, 2015 by Dirk Hanson
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Cocaine addiction and psychoanalysis.That Sigmund Freud was a cocaine abuser for some portion of his professional life is by now well known. Reading An Anatomy of Addiction by Howard Markel, M.D., which chronicles the careers of Freud and another famed cocaine abuser, Johns Hopki... Read more
Cannabis Receptors and the Runner’s High
Monday, October 12th, 2015 by Dirk Hanson
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First published August 4 2010Maybe it isn't endorphins after all.What do long-distance running and marijuana smoking have in common Quite possibly, more than youd think. A growing body of research suggests that the runners high and the cannabis high are more similar than previous... Read more
The Zendo Project
Friday, October 9th, 2015 by Dirk Hanson
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The Zendo Project Read more
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