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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 reu...
January 23, 2015
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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’...
January 7, 2015
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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 win...
January 3, 2015
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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 fa...
December 9, 2014
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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...
December 3, 2014
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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 overwhelmin...
November 24, 2014
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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 pub...
November 18, 2014
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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 u...
November 12, 2014
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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...
October 20, 2014
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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, urinalysi...
October 14, 2014
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