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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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Major study concludes that crack panic was overblown. In an excellent story for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Susan FitzGerald traces the fortunes of Philadelphia chil...
July 28, 2013
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Not a pretty sight. Let’s start with the fruit fly, your basic Drosophila. A fruit fly, like a human, can become addicted to alcohol even at a very young age. The l...
July 21, 2013
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Popular bath salt drug shown to be highly addictive. Researchers at the Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla, California, appear to have hammered the last...
July 14, 2013
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Navigating the new alphabet of intoxication. You don’t have to be a molecular chemist to know which of today’s recreational drugs are safe. Wait, I take that back....
July 6, 2013
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Striving for that elusive middle ground. For a journalist who covers neuroscience, the political and psychoanalytic focus of anthropology sometimes feels like a baf...
June 25, 2013
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Even routine operations are riskier for smokers. Smokers who are scheduling a medical operation might want to think seriously about quitting, once they hear the re...
June 22, 2013
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New PET scans show wide responses to antibodies. One of the brightest hopes of addiction science has been the idea of a vaccine—an antibody that would scavenge for...
June 16, 2013
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