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Another reason to skip "Spice."Cannabinoid hyperemesis,  as it is known, was not documented in the medical literature until 2004. Case studies of more than 100...
August 12, 2014
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Like PCP all over again.Synthetic cannabis-like “Spice” drugs were first introduced in early 2004, and quickly created a global marketplace. But the drugs responsibl...
July 31, 2014
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Synthetic cannabis is stronger than it used to be.First published 10/07/2013 I wish I could stop writing blog posts about Spice, as the family of synthetic cannabino...
July 26, 2014
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Why do heavy pot smokers show a blunted reaction to stimulants?Most drugs of abuse increase dopamine transmission in the brain, and indeed, this is thought to be the...
July 21, 2014
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First published 2/18/2014. Former National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) director Alan Leshner has been vilified by many for referring to addiction as a chronic, re...
July 20, 2014
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Improving pulmonary function in newborns.  500 mg of daily vitamin C given to pregnant smoking women “decreased the effects of in-utero nicotine” and “improved...
June 28, 2014
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Alcohol takes a friend.  What good does it do: You write about addiction, research it, think about it, formulate new ideas about it. You try to be of service.Wh...
June 27, 2014
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Federal study also discusses medical marijuana.Considering the impasse on marijuana policy between state and federal governments in the U.S., the primary government...
June 15, 2014
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Would it do any good?A recent article in Slate by Reihan Salam, a sort of modest proposal on behalf of a big boost in alcohol excise taxes, caught considerable flack...
June 2, 2014
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Happy World No Tobacco Day It’s one of the annual days of note concocted by the World Health Organization (WHO). The motive is undeniably noble, and the goofy negati...
May 27, 2014
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