Despite smoking among the U.S. population reaching an all time low of 20%, it is claimed that people with substance abuse or mental health issues consume 44% of all cigarettes smoked nationwide. A UC-San Fransisco professor of medicine and health policy speaks out about the lack of effort on the part of the government to address this disparity.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Friday, March 9, 2012
Researchers in Greece have published new research in the Journal of Addiction Medicine showing a strong correlation between excessive or 'pathologic' internet use and a predisposition toward drug addiction.
No, this is not based on current research. Rather, researchers at the Norweigan University of Science and Technology's department of neuroscience have published a literature review in the Journal of Psychopharmacology which, if we are to believe the original studies from the 60's and 70's, demonstrated improved outcomes for drinkers who took part in experiments using LSD on just one occasion.
Tuesday, March 6, 2012
UW-Madison's very own Dr. Richard Davidson from the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds
Ms. Luescher, the Chief Spokesman for the U.N.'s World Food Programme in North America will be speaking at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on March 8th and 9th. Her talks are all free. For more information, visit http://www.news.wisc.edu/20401
If this drug, nalmefene, is proven to be safe and effective, it will have tremendous effects for individuals for whom abstinence and moderation has not worked.