alcoholism Articles
Addiction Treatment Industry at the Crossroads
Monday, June 20th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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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
Nicotine Genes: Evidence From a 40-Year Study
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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How adolescent risk becomes grownup addiction.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, becoming a h... Read more
From Failure to Enthusiasm
Wednesday, June 8th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Guest PostBy AndySuccess is walking from failure to failure with no loss of enthusiasm." Winston ChurchillOne of the reasons I love this quote, is because for many of us, being able to keep our enthusiasm up in the midst of trying times can be very difficult to achieve. But ... Read more
Revised Drug Wheel
Friday, May 27th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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Know your chemicals. Read more
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
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