Beverages with a Marijuana-Derivative Coming from Coca-Cola?

The Coca-Cola Co. is considering adding a line of CBD-infused functional wellness drinks" to its brand. CBD is a non-euphoric chemical found in marijuana. (Pixabay)                     You may have heard that Coca-Cola used to [...]

Beverages with a Marijuana-Derivative Coming from Coca-Cola?2019-10-30T19:06:57+00:00

Mac Miller’s Depression and Substance Abuse May Have Been a Dual Diagnosis

Photo of Mac Miller (2017) by Nicolas Völcker (Wikimedia commons) Rapper Mac Miller — who was open about his substance abuse in his music and interviews — died Sept. 7. As of this writing (Sept. 10), the toxicology reports had not been released yet, but no “apparent” [...]

Mac Miller’s Depression and Substance Abuse May Have Been a Dual Diagnosis2019-07-01T15:42:28+00:00

Does Compulsory Rehab Treatment Work?

(Pixabay) Imprisoning drug addicts doesn’t seem to have slowed down or reduced the spread of drug addiction, and it is costly. Research suggests that treating drug addicts instead is more effective and less costly, but not all addicts want to be treated, even [...]

Does Compulsory Rehab Treatment Work?2018-08-14T15:56:26+00:00

Drug Smugglers, Addiction More of a Threat than Undocumented Workers

Methamphetamine is smuggled into US in automobiles and trucks. (US Customs and Border Protection photo via Wikimedia commons) What’s the greater threat facing the United States from over the Mexican border: illicit drugs or undocumented immigrants? To the US executive branch, the answer [...]

Drug Smugglers, Addiction More of a Threat than Undocumented Workers2019-07-01T15:42:46+00:00

Is Smoking Tobacco a Mental Illness as Well as an Addiction?

(Pixabay) It cannot be repeated too often that about half the people with a substance use disorder also have a mental illness or, more correctly, another mental illness. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), "drug addiction is a mental illness." When [...]

Is Smoking Tobacco a Mental Illness as Well as an Addiction?2019-07-01T15:42:45+00:00

Death Penalty Won’t Stop Opioid Epidemic

(Pixabay) To end substance abuse, whether drugs or alcohol, you must stop the supply and/or the demand. Stopping demand means reducing the number of people who want the drugs, even if they are available, even if they are legal. This is accomplished through drug abuse [...]

Death Penalty Won’t Stop Opioid Epidemic2019-07-01T15:40:39+00:00