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Can Addiction Be Predicted

The subject of addiction and what causes it is rife with theories.  Any area of life or behavior which is problematic and not well understood all too frequently lends itself to a plethora of complexities and proposed solutions which ultimately … Continue reading

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Is Krokodil the Worst Drug in the World?

If there were some kind of competition for Worst Drug, I’m sure krokodil would be in the running. If you have not heard of this drug, is a home-cooked drug that starts with codeine extracted from headache pills. In Russia, … Continue reading

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America’s Seniors Struggle with Addiction

There’s been plenty of news and media coverage of the addiction of teens and young adults to drugs or alcohol. After all, these are the years of greatest drug abuse, on average. But now, USA Today brings a different drug … Continue reading

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Beyond the World Cup – Brazilian Street Children and Inhalants

When the World Cup is held, the world seems to hold its collective breath. Unlike sports that are primarily American – football, basketball and, to a lesser degree, baseball – soccer truly is international. If this year is anything like … Continue reading

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Australian Athlete Fights his Way Back After Methamphetamine Addiction

A courageous young man has published a book about his trip to the very top of the Olympic diving world, Australian Matthew Mitcham. In 2008, Matthew executed the highest scoring single dive ever seen at the Olympics. He got four … Continue reading

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Fourteen Rules When Dealing with Addiction

When you’ve got a loved one who is addicted, it seems like all the rules change. The ways you have learned to care about and be patient with them just don’t work any more. The problem is that it often … Continue reading

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Where Did All this Heroin Come From?

Once upon a time, not so long ago, it was inconceivable that the average American would be addicted to heroin. It was only something that maybe people out on the fringes of society would do. Maybe bikers or jazz musicians … Continue reading

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Dramatic Increase of Traffic Fatalities Involving Marijuana

Since Commercialization of Medical Marijuana in Colorado, “Dramatic Increase” of Traffic Fatalities Involving Marijuana-Positive Drivers This blog post is not really about medical use of marijuana or even recreational use of marijuana. It’s just about the fact that some people … Continue reading

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An Inspiring Town Hall Meeting on Prescription Drug Abuse

On the 13th of May, there was a Town Hall meeting at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg Public School of Health on prescription drug abuse. President Clinton opened the meeting, and those who provided testimony included Margaret Hamburg of the Food and … Continue reading

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Is the Next US Drug Trend Going to be Heroin?

The Washington Post just published an article that could be predicting a terrifying trend. According to an April 6th article, Mexican farmers are pulling out their marijuana crops and planting heroin poppies instead. So cheap heroin (far cheaper than prescription … Continue reading

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