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Marijuana addiction treatment

Marijuana differs from other drugs. It sits on the fence politically, legally, socially and even in terms of addictions, with camps of ardent supporters on either side of the issue. Debates continue on whether it is a gateway drug to other drugs, whe...
by Addicts Helping Addicts Blog on Mar 15, 2016

A Roundtable Discussion on Cannabis Use Disorder

Addressing the habit-forming aspects of marijuana.A trio of leading marijuana scientists participated in a panel discussion moderated by Dr. Daniele Piomelli from the School of Medicine at the University of California-Irvine, and published in a recen...
by Addiction Inbox on Feb 1, 2016

The Blunt Facts About Blunts

Mixing tobacco with marijuana.People who smoke a combination of tobacco and marijuana, a common practice overseas for years, and increasingly popular here in the form of “blunts,” may be reacting to some unidentified mechanism that links the two...
by Addiction Inbox on Feb 27, 2015

Hunting For the Marijuana-Dopamine Connection

Why do heavy pot smokers show a blunted reaction to stimulants?Most drugs of abuse increase dopamine transmission in the brain, and indeed, this is thought to be the basic neural mechanism underlying the rewarding effects of addictive drugs. But in t...
by Addiction Inbox on Jul 21, 2014

NIDA’s Dark View of Teen Marijuana Use

Federal study also discusses medical marijuana.Considering the impasse on marijuana policy between state and federal governments in the U.S., the primary government agency in charge of drug research—NIDA, the National Institute on Drug Abuse—woul...
by Addiction Inbox on Jun 15, 2014

Marijuana Dependence and Legalization

Making best guesses about pot. One essential question about state marijuana legalization continues to dog the debate:  Namely, as marijuana becomes gradually legal, how do we estimate how many people will become dependent? How can we estimate th...
by Addiction Inbox on Apr 15, 2014

Who Smokes Dope, And How Much?

Marijuana stats skew perceptions of use.Most statistical surveys of marijuana focus on a single quantitative measurement: How many people are using? But there’s a problem: More marijuana use does not necessarily translate into more marijuana users.
by Addiction Inbox on Dec 27, 2013

What Mark Kleiman Wants You To Know About Drugs

The public policy guru guiding state legalization efforts.Mark A. R. Kleiman is the Professor of Public Policy at UCLA, editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis, author of many books, and generally regarded as one of the nation’s premier voice...
by Addiction Inbox on Dec 18, 2013

Drug News in Brief

Short takes on matters various. Taking Aim at Pot—Researchers have recently made clinical efforts to test three drugs that might help during marijuana withdrawal to keep pot abstainers on the straight and narrow. Researchers at Columbia University...
by Addiction Inbox on Mar 20, 2013

Twelve Months of Addiction Box

(Inspired by Twelve Months of Drug Monkey) Drug Monkey writes: The rules for this blog meme are quite simple. -Post the link and first sentence from the first blog entry for each month of the past year. I originally did this meme, after seeing simi...
by Addiction Inbox on Jan 2, 2013

Does Marijuana Withdrawal Matter?

What happens to some smokers when they cut out the cannabis. People who say they are addicted to marijuana tend to exhibit a characteristic withdrawal profile. But is cannabis withdrawal, if it actually exists, significant enough to merit clinical...
by Addiction Inbox on Oct 19, 2012

A Drug For Marijuana Withdrawal?

Researchers get good results with gabapentin. Marijuana, as researchers and pundits never tire of pointing out, is the most widely used illegal drug in the world, by a serious margin. And while the argument still rages, for some years now drug resea...
by Addiction Inbox on Apr 24, 2012

Quit smoking marijuana

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by How To Quit Smoking Tips on Feb 22, 2012

Interview with Michael Farrell of Australia’s National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre.

On prisons, pot, and the DSM-V. (The “Five-Question Interview” series.) Our latest participant is Professor Michael Farrell, director of the National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre (NDARC) at the University of New South Wales in Sydney, Austr...
by Addiction Inbox on Feb 21, 2012

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