alcoholism Articles
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
Nicotine Genes: Evidence From a 40-Year Study
Tuesday, June 14th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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
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
Know your chemicals. Read more
Know Your Mushrooms
Sunday, April 17th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Spring has sprung, and the toxic 'shrooms are out. Read more
Know Your Powders
Monday, April 4th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
Addressing Criticisms of the Disease Model
Tuesday, February 16th, 2016 by Dirk Hanson
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
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