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Addiction and Drug Education Blogs and Podcasts, looking at drug use trends and treatment, and how addiction is tied to the brain as well as the body
Posted on June 14, 2013A further look at the DSM-5 and how it addresses addictions, as well as the likelihood of many new pharmaceutics meds being prescribed for 1500 new disorders. Also major tobacco companies enter e-cigarette market, and a success story of medical marijuana used for lung cancer.
Posted on June 4, 2013
University of Utah School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies
62nd Annual Session June 16-21, 2013
The School on Alcoholism and Other Drug Dependencies is held annually on the University of Utah campus. This beautiful campus is located in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, just two miles east of downtown Salt Lake City, Utah.
Posted on May 28, 2013The much-anticipated DSM-5 was released about 10 days ago. We take an overview of the 992 page tome, the various changes in the ways that mental disorders, including addictions, are described and categorized. We also discuss the many controversies and criticisms the book has generated so far.
Posted on May 8, 2013Pain is becoming visible through the use of functional Magnetic Resonance Scanning Technology promising better perspectives on how to address chronic pain ... a discussion of the Addiction Equity and Affordable Care Acts, in the context of addiction treatment options. The Feds come out with another statement of intention to pursue drug use regardless of contravening state laws .... the issues of the safety of drug use in the context of public service announcement and educational efforts. And one company has a monopoly on the life-saving drug Naloxone, used for heroin (and opioids) overdoses.
Posted on April 24, 2013President Obama's plans for mapping the brain -- much like the human genome project of the 90s. Also more on opioids addiction, in Canada and the US - how it relates to treating pain. And the logic, fairness, or lack thereof of tying drug testing to welfare assistance.
Posted on April 8, 2013Marijuana is being implicated in increased drop-out rates for college students with short term memory and motivational issues. New vaccines for different drugs continue to come out at a rapid rate, and new experiments with controlling coke addiction by manipulating the pre-limbic cortex using a laser to switch off controlling neurons.