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Hendrik Hertzberg on the hypocrisy of the hip. In a blog post at the New Yorker last week, Hendrik Hertzberg spotlighted a recent joke made by the President of the...
May 11, 2013
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If Valium makes you groggy, and Ambien makes you sleepwalk… A compound that blocks a brain receptor you probably have never heard of may hold the key to the next ge...
May 7, 2013
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Proposal to revote on pot legalization is losing steam. While the rest of the nation argues over Colorado’s recent decision to legalize limited amounts of marijuan...
May 6, 2013
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The dilemma of dwindling drug development. Drugs for the treatment of addiction are now a fact of life. For alcoholism alone, the medications legally available by p...
April 30, 2013
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A curated collection of blog posts in print. Online is where journalism is happening now, but it is a truism that most of the world’s repository of knowledge is sti...
April 28, 2013
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Which came first, the addiction or the trauma? About a year ago, Jonathan Taylor, a professor at California State University in Fullerton, assigned his students som...
April 25, 2013
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Study says laser light can turn cocaine addiction on and off in rats. Francis Collins, the director of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), had one word for it...
April 22, 2013
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Are fMRIs truly useful in addiction medicine? What would it take to make neuroimaging a truly valuable tool for addiction medicine? Pictures of brain regions “light...
April 18, 2013
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Smoke pot, shoot smack? The Great Gateway Hypothesis has had a long, controversial run as a central tenet of American anti-drug campaigns. As put forth by Denise B....
April 14, 2013
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Assess your drinking risk with this easy test. The more you drink, the less likely you are to accurately perceive the risks of heavy drinking, according to a survey...
April 10, 2013
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