Synergism Strikes

January 3, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Then there are the users who seek to overcome their own elevated tolerance, which interferes with ordinary drug-taking, by simultaneously consuming a second substance of the same general effect

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Is GHB Next?

December 31, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s easy to take too much. When that happens, a coma may result. After waking, it’s common to have suffered memory loss.


Cannabis and Cognition

November 12, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The public , including those in elected office, seem to assume that the expected prohibition on sales and use by underage persons will somehow be enough to limit the damage.

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About Those Blackouts…

October 25, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Of course, the drinker isn’t aware of having entered a blackout. Far as they’re concerned, things are proceeding as normal.

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Addicted to Pot

October 22, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Here’s something else familiar: That preoccupation with obtaining and protecting the supply.

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The Pain Patients’ Dilemma

October 18, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

In the past, we’ve flung opioids at the problem, and haven’t developed alternatives.

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Alcohol Isn’t a Health Food

September 20, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

More likely the hope is to increase awareness of the risks, and encourage drinkers to limit consumption.

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Cannabis Marketing

September 17, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

That’s not to say the perceptions of cannabis as health-improving aren’t important, but post-legalization, it’s mostly a marketing tool.

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In the News: The Kratom Debate

September 10, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The real issue is that Kratom use is already so widespread that attempts at a total ban would inevitably create hardship for those who are already dependent on the drug, as well as fuel the appearance of a thriving black market.

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Psychedelia

July 30, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

My concern is that these same hallucinogens have a pronounced tendency to escape the research environment and find their way out into the streets

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