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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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Pain Psychology

September 13, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Perhaps more important, the patient could begin to resume a normal life.

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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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Should the U.S. Legalize Drugs?

September 6, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

What legalization can’t do is fix any problems inherent in drug use itself.

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Opioid Prescription Laws

September 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Once a problem such as opoid overprescribing is widespread, entrenched in practice, good luck eradicating it with new laws.

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In the News: K2 in New Haven

August 27, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Even if society miraculously eliminated its problems,  some people would still be attracted to drugs.

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The Study of Pain

August 16, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

The goal is to eventually develop an objective scale by which pain can be measured not by self-report, but by neuroimaging.

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In the News: Blue Light Special

August 6, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

As the article points out, it’s possible to make use of the flashlight on your cellphone for the necessary illumination.

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Worldwide Epidemic

August 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Once such substances get a foothold in a region, they’re extremely hard to eradicate.

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