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Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism

May 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Many so-called “heavy drinkers” do in fact meet criteria for an AUD, but quite a few do not.

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Ending an Epidemic?

April 29, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s as if we can’t conceive of life without drowning ourselves in abusable substances.

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Edible Alert

April 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…despite the rapid growth in new cases, the number still doesn’t equal alcohol.

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The New Herbalists

April 8, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Unbeknownst to the patient, the CBD products they also use could affect how well those prescribed medicines work, or interact with them in unhelpful ways.

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High Strength Cannabis

April 1, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

It’s likely that certain individuals are vulnerable to psychosis, and experts may point to a family history of mental illness.

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Pain: Sensation or Emotion?

March 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…optimally, the goal isn’t just to get different specialists to work together, it’s to educate all practitioners to address the patient with awareness of both perspectives.

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Opioids in Cars

March 25, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

The research team examined 24 years of cases and concluded the impairment was attributable to opioids.

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The Pot Wars Continue

March 11, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I think the problem is I have read the research, and it didn’t confirm the claims made on its behalf.

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Ketamine Comeback

March 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

…for a casual reader, anecdotes such as hers are like commercials for drug use.

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LSD in the UK

March 4, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

I recall several cases admitted to the inpatient psych ward at one hospital where I worked in Boston, usually with severe psychotic symptoms.

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