Dirk Hanson is a freelance science writer and blogger. He is also the author of "The New Alchemists: Silicon Valley and the Microelectronics Revolution." He currently edits the Addiction Inbox blog. He has written for Scientific American, The Dana Foundation, Huffington Post, AlterNet, California, Omni, and other magazines.
Testing treatments for nicotine, heroin, and gambling addiction.Several addiction studies were among the highlights at last month’s annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) in San Diego.... Read Full Post
The Big Three are now in it to win it.
If there was ever any doubt that major tobacco companies have designs on the emerging electronic cigarette market, a recent roundup in the Wall Street... Read Full Post
"If we don't change direction soon, we'll end up where we're going."
–Prof. Irwin Corey
I’ve never made a secret of the fact that I don’t really like addiction memoirs—with notable literary... Read Full Post
Recent reading from around the net.
Can Medical Marijuana and Recreational Marijuana Coexist?
“The Washington State Liquor Control Board released recommendations for what to do with the state's... Read Full Post
An organic alternative to methadone?
A disclaimer: Everything I know about kratom, I learned on the Internet and in science journals. I have no real world experience with this opiate-like plant drug... Read Full Post
Case reports of seizures in Germany from 2008 to 2011.
I wish I could stop writing blog posts about Spice, as the family of synthetic cannabinoids has become known. I wish young people would stop... Read Full Post
Repeating Our Alcohol Mistakes?
A recent article in the always insightful Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Weekly, edited by Alison Knopf, concerns itself with the voices speaking out against Attorney... Read Full Post
Rebutting industry myths.
A couple of years ago, the European Alcohol Policy Alliance, known as EuroCare, put together a brochure addressing the common messages the liquor industry attempts to drive... Read Full Post
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Controversial JAMA study questions orthodox addiction treatment.
What is the best way to treat addiction? The conventional wisdom has been to treat it with chronic care management (CCM), the... Read Full Post
Addiction and the role of genetic overlap.
More evidence has arrived, courtesy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, demonstrating a genetic link between alcoholism and binge... Read Full Post
Testing treatments for nicotine, heroin, and gambling addiction.Several addictio... Read Full Post
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