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Posted on April 9, 2014Reports on medical and recreational marijuana and their business aspects frpm Darryl, who spoke recently at a conference in Hawaii. Utah is in the process of legalizing the medical use of "Charlotte's Web," the compound made of non-psychotropic molecules from marijuana. Pew Research released a report showing that public views on mandatory drug sentences have changed, with more than half now saying they should be modified and reduced, and wanting to see more treatment available. A Virginia-based company received FDA approval for an automatic injector of the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone, specifically tested and intended for use by caregivers, family members, or coworkers. And a new smartphone app for alcoholics in recovery, nicknamed A-CHESS, is being being developed and tested by the University of Wisconsin in Madison and others.
Posted on March 31, 2014
I ran across an article on an oxytocin study <http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/274315.php>
and it's relation to addiction development. Â I wondered what you think about this direction. Â It seems pretty interesting.
P.S. Â Our students love Uppers, Downers...
Wanda Urban, MS, CADC III, HS-BCP
Human Services Program
Chemeketa Community College
Salem, Oregon 97309-7070
Posted on March 31, 2014
This is some information that my marketing guy ran across and I am curious about your opinion regarding using ibogaine in this manner? Your feedback is appreciated. I hope all is well. Looking forward to the summer school and seeing you again...
What is Iboga?
Iboga is the rootbark of the Central West-African plant Tabernanthe iboga, used traditionally in rites of passage and healing rituals. Ibogaine is the most researched iboga-alkaloid, but related alkaloids might also have therapeutic properties.
Detoxification from opioids with a single large dose of ibogaine has been consistently observed in humans and corresponds to a large body of animal work. Treatment with ibogaine is followed by a period of variable duration of reduced craving for multiple substances including opiates, stimulants, alcohol, benzodiazepines and nicotine. The iboga experience facilitates a profound revision of one's personal history and life situation and adjustment of one's behavior and role in the family and society. New Zealand was the first country in the world to accept ibogaine as a prescription medication in 2009.
Thanks for your input.
Russ Talbot, M.Ed., LCSW, MAC
Talbot Recovery Solutions, LLC
Posted on March 28, 2014March Madness basketball excites a lot of people ... into gambling - so we talk a bit about sports and gambling. Also the fact that no strata of our society is immune from addiction. The hormone oxytocin is the subject of a new study, correlating its under-development at an early age with addiction. We also discuss other hormones and neurotransmitters that are involved in addiction proclivities. And another gene, which leads people to extremely aggressive behavior, is also correlated to addiction.
Posted on March 19, 2014The recent interview with Columbia psychology professor Dr Carl Hart launched us off into a lively and wide-ranging discussion of - what is an addictive drug, and how do we define addiction. LSD is being studied again as a treatment tool for a number of psychological condition including anxiety. Marijuana stories continue, with more on super-potent forms, like "wax" and also more about the key medicinal component of pot, the CBD molecule. And more about heroin, and the super-powerful designer version, based on the pharmaceutical Fentanyl.
Will new stronger hydrocodone add to opiates/heroin epidemic? The VA and Pain Mgmt, Nicotine as medicine, Tylenol tied to ADHD
Posted on March 12, 2014Several treatment professionals are so worried about Zohydro, the newly released much stronger opiate, that they are petitioning the FDA to pull it. Also is the VA making more opioid addicts with its approach to pain treatment for soldiers? Some interesting new studies are showing that nicotine can be valuable as a treatment for such conditions as Alzheimers, Parkinsons, ADHD and learning problems. Seminars for marijuana entrepreneur are cropping up, discussing marketing and local laws as well as new extract methods like "wax" which also has the DEA's attention - its the the latest form of super-powerful THC extract. And one girl scout with a bit of entrepreneurial spirit set up her Girl Scout cooke table outside a medical marijuana dispensary. Her success story went viral!