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Controversial DBS technique shows early promise for Parkinson’s, Tourette’s.Bielefeld, Germany—The third in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, N...
January 28, 2014
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Plus the disease model, warts and all. Bielefeld, Germany—The second in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Addictio...
January 22, 2014
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And how does it impact addiction and recovery?Bielefeld, Germany—The first in an irregular series of posts about a recent conference, Neuroplasticity in Substance Ad...
January 16, 2014
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Marijuana stats skew perceptions of use.Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement: How many people are using? But there’s a pr...
December 27, 2013
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America’s tragic seasonal illness.These victims spend the holiday season awash in replacement bulbs and outdoor extension cords, the sturdy cords in orange or blue,...
December 22, 2013
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The public policy guru guiding state legalization efforts.Mark A. R. Kleiman is the Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis...
December 18, 2013
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New guide attempts a modest AA update.The founders of AA published their book, Alcoholics Anonymous (The Big Book) back in 1939. The world has changed a great deal s...
December 8, 2013
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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...
December 2, 2013
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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...
November 24, 2013
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"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 addictio...
November 14, 2013
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