Items tagged with substance-use disorder

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Illicit drug users and doctors who treat them push to end ‘stigmatizing’ language [29.01.2017] Calling someone a junkie was once the norm, but many people who use illicit drugs and those who treat them say the word addict is just as stigmatizin...
Needle vs needle: a vaccine for drug addiction? [13.07.2016] Apparently they are working on a vaccine for drug addiction (specifically, opiate addiction). There are already studies into vaccinating against coca...
Why addiction is not a disease: the liberal case [07.06.2016] Is addiction a disease? Most people think so. The idea has become entrenched in our news media, our treatment facilities, our courts, and in the hear...
Barack Obama: 'drug addiction is a health problem, not a criminal problem' [30.03.2016] Barack Obama committed to take on America’s growing heroin and prescription opioid epidemic by devoting resources to prevention and treatment, rather...
The tipping point in addiction [04.02.2016] The other giant error in addiction is the neurobiological "chronic brain disease" hypothesis, created and widely publicized by the National Institute...
Courts are forcing marijuana users to get drug treatment they probably don’t need [13.12.2015] Opponents of marijuana legalization often cite the "skyrocketing" number of people seeking treatment for marijuana addiction in their arguments. Proj...
Heroin addiction: How to smack it down [06.11.2015] Ireland would establish " medically supervised injecting facilities" where heroin addicts can take their drugs, using clean equipment, under doctors’...
Plan to send Russian drug addicts to labor camps slammed by experts [14.04.2015] Russia's Federal Drug Control Service's proposal to revive Soviet-era work camps in order to treat drug addicts was met with skepticism by leading he...
The weed war undermines science [10.02.2015] Columbia professor Carl Hart: "The National Institute on Drug Abuse funds 90 percent of the world's research on drug abuse with our tax dollars. The ...
No, weed won’t rot your brain [17.04.2014] Headlines are screaming Marijuana Makes Young Brains Go to Pot. But a new study, published in the Journal of Neuroscience, does not in any way prove ...
The city of Utrecht wants to convince mentally ill marijuana users to smoke better pot [12.09.2013] Thanks in part to the Netherlands' policy of marijuana decriminalization, there are people living in the Dutch city of Utrecht whose addiction to can...
A tale of two cannabinoids [01.01.2006] This study examines the current knowledge of physiological and clinical effects of tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD) and presents a ra...

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