Jan 29

    Are Heroin overdoses on the rise as Prescription Opioid overdoses decline? According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden, M.D., M.P.H., “Reducing inappropriate opioid prescribing remains a crucial public health strategy to address both prescription opioid and heroin overdoses. Addressing prescription opioid ...

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  • It’s Not Just You….

    Apr 14

    It’s Not Just You…. Addiction blinds us to everything. It makes us selfish and so we don’t bother to remember that it is not just you that it’s affecting. It bleeds into everything in our lives. Five years ago, I lost my best friend to heroin. The ...

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  • Addiction Now Defined As Brain Disorder (NBC)

    Apr 18

    Addiction is a chronic brain disorder and not simply a behavior problem involving alcohol, drugs, gambling or sex, experts contend in a new definition of addiction, one that is not solely related to problematic substance abuse. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) just released this new definition of addiction ...

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  • Anatomy Of Addiction: How Heroin And Opioids Hijack The Brain : Shots – Health News : NPR

    Apr 19

    When Jack O’Connor was 19, he was so desperate to beat his addictions to alcohol and opioids that he took a really rash step. He joined the Marines.”This will fix me,” O’Connor thought as he went to boot camp. “It better fix me or I’m screwed.”After 13 ...

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  • Half-Baked — The Retail Promotion Of Marijuana Edibles — NEJM

    Apr 20

    A striking feature of the rollout of the state-legalized retail sales of marijuana has been the tremendous popularity of edible marijuana products. Marijuana brownies have long been a staple of cannabis coffee shops in the Netherlands, but the new products are quite different. They are skillfully produced and packaged to ...

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