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Does Vaping Help Smokers Quit?

February 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Though recent headlines insist that vaping is almost twice as effective than alternatives, that doesn’t mean it’s especially effective.

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Debate About New Painkillers

February 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I can imagine a hundred scenarios in which Dsuvia somehow leaves the battlefield and finds it way into the world of drug abuse.

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Opioid Disorders and Depression

February 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.

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Ganja Glut

February 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

When businesses are failing, they’ll try anything to earn back some of their investment.

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Cannabis Consequences

January 31, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

One of the key ingredients for a drug epidemic is a false sense of confidence in the safety of drug use.

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Does CBD Work?

January 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

These are questions that come up with every drug, not just cannabis. And unanswered, they can lead to problems down the road.

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The Miracle Herb

January 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

We focus on the drug, as if someone who uses heroin, for instance, can’t also have a problem with alcohol, or sleeping pills, or methamphetamine, or this new, more potent form of marijuana that’s showing up everywhere.

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Big City Opioids

January 17, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Now, with the introduction of fentanyl and carfentanil, the decision to inject heroin or cocaine can easily result in a fatality.

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There’s a Dead Skunk Under Your State…

January 14, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

They say they’d rather have other industries, but candidates are scarce. So they bet on cannabis.

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Vaping Goes Pro

January 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s still just nicotine, after all, even if someone doctored it to smell like creme brulee.

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