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Mixing tobacco with marijuana.People who smoke a combination of tobacco and marijuana, a common practice overseas for years, and increasingly popular here in the form of “blunts,” may be reacting to... Read Full Post
Submitted on Friday, February 27, 2015 - 11:16
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Compulsive theft can lead to tragic results. In the fall of 2011, 71-year old Julia Grodinsky of London was convicted of shoplifting ornamental crystals and sentenced to 18 months of probation. What... Read Full Post
Submitted on Monday, February 16, 2015 - 13:04
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Spicier than ever.Four drug deaths last month in Britain have been blamed on so-called “Superman” pills being sold as Ecstasy, but actually containing PMMA, a synthetic stimulant drug with some MDMA-... Read Full Post
Submitted on Thursday, February 5, 2015 - 09:23
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The chemistry of sorrow during nicotine withdrawal. When you smoke a cigarette, nicotine pops into acetylcholine receptors in the brain, the adrenal glands, and the skeletal muscles, and you get a... Read Full Post
Submitted on Wednesday, January 28, 2015 - 14:46
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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