Dopamine may Help People with Drug Addictions
Researchers at the University of Copenhagen have succeeded in creating a model of the way the brain releases dopamine, an important chemical involved in transmitting signals between nerve cells.
Wh...November 2, 2010
Vivitrol Approved by FDA for Opioid Treatment
The FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration) have approved the medication known as Vivitrol, it was approved for the treatment of alcohol dependency in 2006.
Vivitrol for Opioid Addictions
Opioids...October 31, 2010
Can Baclofen Suppress Alcohol Craving?
By Hugh Schofield, Paris - BBC News
An eminent French cardiologist has triggered an impassioned debate in the medical world over his claim to have discovered a cure for alcoholism.
Dr Olivier Amei...
Video: The Ibogaine Session
The six O'Clock Show at the International Harm Reduction Conference in Barcelona hosted a 'User's Choice' session on Ibogaine, supported by INPUD. We have filmed and edited the whole session, you ca...
Topiramate useful in alcohol addiction treatmentUVA researchers make pivotal breakthrough in alcohol addiction treatmentCHARLOTTESVILLE, Va., June 5, 2008 - Alcoholism is a devastating disease in part because of the 'symptom' of heavy drinking but...
In Defense of Happy Pills
The first time I did heroin, it was a Listening to Prozac moment. Like the patients that psychiatrist Peter Kramer describes in his 1993 book, I felt the way I wished to be, but better than I'd thoug...
Using drugs to get clean
By Tina Hesman Saey, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
It was 6 feet to the floor. Paula Lowry, 52, of Fairview Heights tumbled off a ladder and landed on her back in a world of hurt.
Her doctor gave her the...
Noncompliance and the paranoid style.
[Originally published June 27, 2007]
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