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- If electronic cigarettes can help people quit smoking, then why is Big Tobacco investing heavily in them?
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- Top Substance Abuse Research Findings of 2012 from About.com
- “…Drugged driving is a highway safety threat on the level of drunk driving”
Category Archives: Drug abuse
Buddy T., anonymous recovery writer for About.com, penned a wonderful column on the most important research about ATOD in 2012. And, leading the way are — new findings on the harms of marijuana. Our knowledge about the science of marijuana … Continue reading
With the legalization of marijuana, more people will be smoking marijuana, so drugged driving will likely increase. The marijuana lobby likes to suggest that more people smoking weed will mean fewer people drinking – therefore, less drunk driving. But researchers say there’s no evidence of that. So, we will probably have an increase in drugged driving while drinking and driving remains the same. If so, it follows that drinking and drugging while driving may increase. That’s not a good situation, to put it mildly. Continue reading
By Jim Gogek If tobacco was not legal, and we knew the full scientific extent of its health impacts, would we legalize it today? Not a chance. A substance that’s dangerously addictive and kills half the people who use it … Continue reading
Substance abuse a “crisis” in military; Defense Department response is inadequate and outdated: Report
Substance abuse in the Armed Forces is a crisis situation that reduces military readiness. And the Defense Department’s response is inadequate and outdated. Continue reading
By Jim Gogek A lot of people stigmatize addiction by talking about bad choices and free will. Folks in recovery and addiction treatment professionals have known for decades that free will can’t help an addict choose not to drink or … Continue reading
Medical associations coming out against medical marijuana as the reality of state pot laws gets silly
Medical marijuana is getting more and more ridiculous. And the news media, finally, is finally taking a more discriminating look at the whole issue. In the beginning, the media took a “wow, cool…” view of the subject, succumbing … Continue reading