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Deadly scourge will kill three-quarters of a million AA and NA members

“…724,153 worldwide members of Alcoholics Anonymous and Narcotics Anonymous – who are alive today — will die from tobacco, including 499,410 in the United States and Canada…” Continue reading

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Top Substance Abuse Research Findings of 2012 from About.com

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

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Is there “proof” that AA works? There’s certainly a ton of evidence…

Of course, people who go to AA couldn’t care less about the research; they just know what works for them. True, AA doesn’t work for everybody. But then, many treatments for other chronic diseases work for some but not others. We know alcoholism is a chronic disease. The research shows that AA is an effective treatment for it. Continue reading

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Substance abuse a “crisis” in military; Defense Department response is inadequate and outdated: Report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 And the Defense Department’s response is inadequate and outdated.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

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Free will doesn’t work with addiction, and science shows why

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

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A doctor’s opinion: Medical marijuana should never be smoked

[Dear readers, This post is by my brother, Ed Gogek, MD, an Arizona physician who was very active in opposing Arizona’s new medical marijuana law. The following excerpt was written as comment on new regulations for the AZ law. His … Continue reading

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Tony Gwynn’s cancer: Time for big leaguers to take responsibility for youngsters using smokeless tobacco

Tony Gwynn is San Diego’s favorite son. He’s like Ernie Banks to Chicago or Derek Jeter to New York, only San Diego is a smaller, more familiar kind of place, so our local heroes are much more real life-like. When … Continue reading

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