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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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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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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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.


The Wave Phenomenon

December 3, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Still, if the epidemic is already 28 years old, then how much more effective would these steps have been if they had been initiated way back when?

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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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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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Striking a Cannabis Balance

July 2, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

…just as repeal of Prohibition didn’t make alcohol any safer for popular use… neither will legalization remove the risks associated with cannabis.

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The Pain Patient Population

April 5, 2018 by C. Scott McMillin

Based on the vast number of prescriptions for opioid medications written by US practitioners over the past few decades, we’ve become the clear leaders in opioid prescribing.

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