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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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Heavy tokers at higher risk, but alcohol is the hidden confounder. Young people don’t suffer from strokes, as a rule. And when they do, at least half the time there...
April 7, 2013
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How adolescent risk becomes adult addiction.  Pediatricians have often remarked upon it: Give one adolescent his first cigarette, and he will cough and choke a...
March 28, 2013
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"Yes, we take your insurance." Recent reportage, such as Anne Fletcher’s book, Inside Rehab, has documented the mediocre application of vague and questionable proce...
March 24, 2013
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Short takes on matters various. Taking Aim at Pot—Researchers have recently made clinical efforts to test three drugs that might help during marijuana withdrawal to...
March 20, 2013
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