alcoholism Articles
Corey Booker's Statement on Marijuana Legalization
Friday, August 4th, 2017 by Dirk Hanson
Sen. Booker's petition would remove marijuana from the list of controlled substances."For decades, the failed War on Drugs has locked up millions of nonviolent drug offenders, especially for marijuana-related offenses. This has wasted human potential, torn apart families and... Read more
Marijuana, Sleep, and Dreams
Monday, April 10th, 2017 by Dirk Hanson
The indica vs. sativa debate, continued.First published July 13, 2015.Anyone who has smoked marijuana more than a couple of times knows that cannabis can alter how you sleep. The effect of cannabis on sleep is even part of the never-ending debate over Cannabis indica vs. Cannabis... Read more
Heroin in Vietnam: The True Story of the Robins Study
Saturday, March 25th, 2017 by Dirk Hanson
Editor's note The famous Robins studyon heroin use among Vietnam veteranshas been so oftenand so recentlymisinterpretedthat I felt motivated to reprint an older post on the subject.Originally posted 72410In 1971, under the direction of Dr. Jerome Jaffe of the Special Action Offic... Read more
The Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics
Thursday, February 16th, 2017 by Dirk Hanson
Parental heavy drinking affects everyone. The British House of Commons recently issued a manifesto timed to coincide with International Children of Alcoholics Week. The manifesto was co-written by children of alcoholics, policy analysts, and representatives from charities, medica... Read more
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
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