Overview of Treatment, Brain Area Tied to Problem Gambling
April 21, 2014
An overview of where treatment is at, and where it might be headed. A recent NBC series featured Tom McLellan, Deputy Director of the government Office of Drug Control Policy. A much respected addiction research psychologist at the University of Pennsylvania, he found that treatment in general was in a sorry state, and he founded the non-profit Treatment Research Institute, aimed at developing science-based solutions to addiction. We also look at new research from the University of Cambidge which has identified the insula cortex as being an area where, when its overactive, lead compulsive gamblers to "chase their losses.'
MJ Reports, Legalizing CBD, Mandatory Sentence Attitudes, Phone Apps for Recovery
April 9, 2014
Reports 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.
March Madness and Gambling, Oxytocin and Addiction, An Aggressive, Addictive Gene
March 28, 2014
March 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.
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