As Scans Show Drug’s Impact On Brain, A Top Doctor Warns Of A Psychosis, Paranoid Delusions And A Superskunk Schizophrenia Timebomb
Britain could set off a schizophrenia timebomb if it ignores the dangers of super-strength ‘skunk’ cannabis, one of the UK’s […]Read More
For a long time, those in medicine and the law have been concerned about a link between cannabis and violence.
This has been largely dismissed by the pro-drugs lobby as an association, not proof of a cause. The difference is important […]
Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) have identified 428 distinct disease conditions that co-occur in people with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD), in the most comprehensive review of its kind.
The results were published today in The Lancet.
By Robert DuPont
The current narrative describing the national opioid epidemic as the result of overprescribing opioid pain medicines fails to capture the full dimensions of the problem and leads to inadequate and even confounding solutions. Overlooked is the fact that […]Read More
When people like the headline writer of this HealthDay news article talk about “medical marijuana,” they usually mean everything. The plant’s dried flowers which people smoke. Concentrates that can contain up to 90 percent THC, whose extraordinarily high levels are almost certainly […]Read More
Narcotics experts are warning against dangerous drugs being mis-sold as MDMA.
According to reports from the UK, this substance can lead to psychosis and some users claim it has the ability to keep them awake for up to three days. These […]
LONDON (Reuters) – People who smoke marijuana have a three times greater risk of dying from hypertension, or high blood pressure, than those who have never used the drug, scientists said on Wednesday. The risk grows with every year of use, […]Read More
Strongest evidence supports use to reduce seizures, side effects of chemotherapy
A systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal number of the randomized, controlled […]
In a backpacking hostel during a stag weekend 10 years ago, I fell asleep on a top bunk next to an open window. Of course, that now strikes me as a stupid thing to have done, but at the time […]Read More
Pain and pleasure rank among nature’s strongest motivators, but when mixed, the two can become irresistible. This is how opioids brew a potent and deadly addiction in the brain. Societies have coveted the euphoria and pain relief provided by opioids […]Read More
Libby Stuyt, MD spoke at the Oregon Health Forum with Drs. Esther Choo of OHSU and Katrina Hedberg who is the State Epidemiologist and State Health Officer at the Oregon Public Health Division, and at the Oregon Law & Mental Health […]
New research from Northern Medical Program Professor Dr. Russ Callaghan has found that use of marijuana is associated with the development of testicular cancer.
As part of a retrospective study, Dr. Callaghan and his team looked at data from young men conscripted […]
Waiheke Island lawyer and meth researcher Chloe Barker is thrilled to see Jacinda Ardern, who acted on her findings, become Prime Minister.
For her Master’s thesis, Barker carried out heart-breaking research on the impacts on children of growing up in methamphetamine laboratories […]
The Washington County drug court graduation ceremony for Maria Kestner. Photograph: Fred R Conrad
Photographer Fred R Conrad visited a Virginia drug court last year and saw how individuals and families had been given a second chance – so when he went back […]
President Donald Trump took a few minutes in his State of the Union address to acknowledge what he called the “terrible crisis of opioid and drug addiction – never been has it been like it is now”.
The American President told Congress […]
I am sending you below a copy of a letter I have sent to the Premiers of Canada – and other members of the worldwide drug prevention community, plus an email to UN HQ in New York. Since they […]
Written by Mark Gold, MD
Dr. Mark S. Gold is a teacher of the year, translational researcher, author, mentor and inventor best known for his work on the brain systems underlying the effects of opiate drugs, cocaine and food.
Dad and Baby
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When I was a kid, smoking was very common among adults but not kids. If you look at many of the television programs and movies from before 1970, you will see just how popular smoking was. In the evenings during […]Read More
More Than Three Quarters of African-American and Latino Respondents Did Not Support Marijuana Legalization
Today, Smart Approaches to Marijuana (SAM) and its New York Affiliate, SAM-NY, released the results of a new Emerson College poll finding that the majority of New Yorkers do not support […]
“Permission empowered models of drug policy interpretation are driving demand for drug use – NOT prohibition models. The ‘law’ is not what ruins lives, it’s those who tear down that protective fence to simply ‘get wasted’, that do that!”
“Acceptability – […]
As the legal status of marijuana changes its perceived dangers are lessening while the potency of the drug is increasing.
This video covers marijuana as a psychoactive substance that induces its effects by manipulation of natural brain chemicals known as the endocannabinoids.The toxic and […]
From edibles appealing to children to increased use among parents, youth are on the frontlines as America grapples with loosened marijuana access
In states where marijuana has been legalized, revenues for edibles have skyrocketed. Edibles are food products that contain THC, the […]
Cancer is a word that conjures up many images. It is a varied disease that affects many people and can leave families distraught. There are fortunately treatments for a large number of these cancers, which work by restricting tumour growth […]