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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 ch...
September 22, 2013
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Addiction and the role of genetic overlap. More evidence has arrived, courtesy of Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, demonstrating a genetic lin...
September 15, 2013
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Fetal Alcohol Syndrome is our most preventable form of disability. Despite a growing focus on the hazards of prescription painkillers for newborns, drinking during...
September 8, 2013
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Researchers ponder whether ditch weed is better for you than sinsemilla. Australia has one of the highest rates of marijuana use in the world, but until recently, n...
September 3, 2013
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Synthetic cannabimimetics and psychosis. Not long ago, public health officials were obsessing over the possibility that “skunk” marijuana—loosely defined as marijua...
August 22, 2013
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What’s on that blotter? It is a darkly poetic indictment of the War on Drugs that LSD, the first synthetic psychedelic, demonized for decades and the target of extr...
August 18, 2013
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How to strengthen your self-control. Reason in man obscured, or not obeyed, Immediately inordinate desires, And upstart passions, catch the government From reason;...
August 12, 2013
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Aldous Huxley reflects on drugs in 1958. In the Brave New World of my fable there was no whisky, no tobacco, no illicit heroin, no bootlegged co­caine. People neith...
August 8, 2013
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There’s more than one kind of monster. Type and I pass the pipe.  The overhead light flickers and the wind picks up even more. It’s coming from the north becau...
August 6, 2013
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By Honore de Balzac, translated by Robert Onopa. Coffee is a great power in my life; I have observed its effects on an epic scale…. Coffee affects the diaphragm a...
July 31, 2013
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