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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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Drug use as a risk factor.(First published 12-09-12)When a stroke happens to anyone under the age of 55, a major suspect is drugs, specifically the stimulants—metham...
October 2, 2014
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Evidence from a 40-year study.  (First published March 28, 2013)Pediatricians have often remarked upon it: Give one adolescent his first cigarette, and he...
September 22, 2014
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How to strengthen your self-control.(First published August 12, 2013)Reason in man obscured, or not obeyed,Immediately inordinate desires,And upstart passions, catch...
September 17, 2014
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