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Finding Happiness without Benzodiazepine Drugs or Other Substances

by Pam, November 13, 2017

The television program Today recently broadcast a series of reports about happiness around the world. The journalists who created these reports revealed some fascinating facts about happiness. The journalists cited the World Happiness Report 2017, a document that attributed happiness to a number of factors, including “caring, freedom, generosity, honesty, … Continue reading

CBD or Not CBD, That is the Pain/Substance Abuse Treatment Question

by Stephen, November 10, 2017

There currently are 29 or 30 states where at least medical marijuana is legal. If it seems odd that I can’t give a firm number, blame the swiftly shifting laws that make even news organizations and legal cannabis advocates pause before declaring a state has or has not made medical … Continue reading

Filled under : Chapters Blog , Drug Abuse , Drug Rehab

A Difference of (Drug) Opinion

by Pam, November 8, 2017

Drugs, drug use, and drug laws are so complex, it seems as if people and governments have split personalities about those complexities. One of the latest complications is occurring in the Philippines. In October, 2017, the House of Representatives in the Philippines approved a bill that would legalize and regulate … Continue reading

Infant Drug Dependency

by Pam, November 6, 2017

Just like teenagers and adults, infants can also struggle with drug dependency. If their mothers used drugs, infants might suffer from a condition known as neonatal abstinence syndrome (NAS). Newborn infants might also experience the syndrome if doctors administered drugs to them. As the name neonatal abstinence syndrome indicates, NAS … Continue reading

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President’s Opioid Addiction Emergency Plan Lacks Urgency

by Stephen, November 3, 2017

President Donald Trump has proposed his opioid epidemic plan. It has three main strategies: Mount a campaign to persuade young people not to abuse drugs in the first place. This has been mocked as a return to the Just Say No and DARE strategies which did not work the first … Continue reading

Can Pulp Fiction Lead to Facts about Drugs?

by Pam, November 1, 2017

Yes, this is another blog post about drugs and drug use and how both are depicted in the movies. Yet, such depictions often illustrate larger truths about drug abuse and the societies where such works are produced. They can even be instructional. Many films have portrayed drugs and drug use. … Continue reading

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Drug and Alcohol Abuse Creates Tricks, Not Treats

by Pam, October 30, 2017

Tomorrow, October 31st, is Halloween. During this holiday, many children go to parties or go trick-or-treating, asking for candy and other treats. Even though they’re grown up, adults still like treats too. Given the stress of everyday life, you could argue that adults need treats even more than kids. But … Continue reading

Fentanyl Maker who Opposed Marijuana Legalization is Developing Synthetic THC

by Stephen, October 27, 2017

Australian-born comedian Jim Jefferies used to tell jokes about his boozy, drug-filled experiences. On his FX/FXX sit-com Legit, those stories were shifted to his friend Steve, as Jefferies became more of a responsible adult. Now on his Comedy Central faux newscast (it even briefly had a weather man in Brad … Continue reading

Filled under : Addiction , Chapters Blog , Drug Abuse , Media

Trainspotting Does Not Endorse Drug Use (Spoilers Ahead)

by Pam, October 25, 2017

Do movies and television series glamorize drugs and drug use? That depends on who you ask. It also depends on the movies and television shows being discussed. One of the more famous recent movies depicting drugs and drug use is Trainspotting, a film about a group of Scottish heroin users. … Continue reading

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Reefer Madness Is Truly Mad When Depicting Marijuana Use (Spoilers Ahead)

by Pam, October 23, 2017

We recently discussed whether pop culture products such as the television series Breaking Bad glamorize drugs such as methamphetamine (meth). Given the myriad number of projects that have discussed drugs and drug use over the years, we’ll probably never have a definitive answer. Different projects say different things about drugs. … Continue reading

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