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Marijuana, Sleep, and Dreams

The indica vs. sativa debate, continued.  [First published July 13, 2015.] Anyone who has smoked marijuana more than a couple of times knows that cannabis can alter how you sleep. The effect of cannabis on sleep is even part of the never-ending debate over Cannabis indica vs. Cannabis sativa, the two major species of the …

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Heroin in Vietnam: The True Story of the Robins Study

Editor’s note: The famous Robins study on heroin use among Vietnam veterans has been so often—and so recently—misinterpreted that I felt motivated to reprint an older post on the subject. [Originally posted 7/24/10] In 1971, under the direction of Dr. Jerome Jaffe of the Special Action Office on Drug Abuse Prevention, Dr. Lee Robins of Washington University in …

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WGNtv Chicago: Privately funded recovery center in Chicago offers different approach to treatment

WGNtv CHICAGO — Above and Beyond Family Recovery Center touts a new approach to addiction recovery in being less rigid than traditional treatment centers. Motivated by a family member’s addiction, Chicago businessman Bryan Cressey founded the center a little over a year ago. “I’m passionate about it because I’ve seen it in extended family and …

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The Manifesto for Children of Alcoholics

Parental heavy drinking affects everyone. The British House of Commons recently issued a manifesto timed to coincide with International Children of Alcoholics Week. The manifesto was co-written by children of alcoholics, policy analysts, and representatives from charities, medical groups, and other interest groups. The ten-point plan makes the following demands:         —Take responsibility for children …

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