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Or why you can't stay high forever. The amphetamine high, like the cocaine high, is a marvel of biochemical efficiency. Stimulants work primarily by blocking the reuptake of dopamine molecules in the... Read Full Post
Submitted on Friday, January 23, 2015 - 09:27
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Smoking and the decline of the body. We all know smoking is bad for your health. It causes lung cancer and emphysema and contributes to heart disease. But that’s not the end of the list.... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, January 7, 2015 - 17:01
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Wine and Beer in Antiquity"When men drink, then they are rich and successful and win lawsuits and are happy and help their friends. Quickly, bring me a beaker of wine, so that I may wet my mind and... Read Full Post
Submitted on Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 16:17
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Thoughts on addiction, immoderation, and Christmas. The Season to be Jolly Careful [Paula Goodyer, Sydney Morning Herald] “More parties, more time with family and less time at work help... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 13:27
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Evidence From a 4-Decade Study.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... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, December 3, 2014 - 12:29
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For sound neurological reasons, that's why. (Originally published May 2, 2012, by The Dana Foundation)For mental health workers, it is well known that an overwhelming majority of psychiatric patients... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, November 24, 2014 - 09:17
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The most popular pharmaceutical treatment for alcoholism, explained.(First published February 17, 2014)“Occasionally,” reads the opening sentence of a commentary published online earlier this year in... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, November 18, 2014 - 09:51
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Who smokes cannabis, and how much?(First published 12/27/2013)Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement: How many people are using? But there’s a problem: More... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, November 12, 2014 - 18:38
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With E-cigarettes, a mixed bag of possible outcomes.E-cigarettes represent a controversial and uncertain future for nicotine addiction, and for this reason they have attracted acolytes and naysayers... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, October 20, 2014 - 11:01
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Pissing in a cup may be on the way out. The good news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. The bad news: Marijuana breathalyzers are coming. For years now, urinalysis using a mass spectrometer has... Read Full Post
Submitted on Tuesday, October 14, 2014 - 08:30