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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Vagaries of Vaping

November 28, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Helps to think of an electronic cigarette as just another drug delivery device, along the lines of a high-tech crack pipe, capable of carrying a number of different substances to the brain.

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July 7, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

I’m sure some is used to suppress withdrawal, but if it’s possible to get high, then you have to figure people are doing that, too.

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In the News: Kratom

January 11, 2016 by C. Scott McMillin

Sometimes it’s just a personal conviction that you (or human beings in general) need to experience some type of chemical euphoria in order to live a full and happy existence.


New Club Drugs

November 19, 2015 by C. Scott McMillin

Then again, there was a time when heroin addiction was primarily an urban phenomenon, and that didn’t last.

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Heroin in Vietnam

October 20, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Heroin is certainly an addictive substance, so why didn’t all the subjects continue using it?

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On Its Way (or Already Here): Hash Oil

October 9, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Its extra potency makes it attractive to someone looking to get high but tolerant to the effects of ordinary pot.

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Polypharmacy Overdose

September 1, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

No question that combining or ‘stacking’ these substances, illegal and/or prescription, increases the risk for unintended OD.

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Synthetic Marijuana: A Brief Look

May 29, 2014 by C. Scott McMillin

Some of the adverse effects reported by K2 and Spice users are no doubt related to unidentified substances that adulterate the product.

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Brain Chemistry and Addiction

April 11, 2013 by Tim Stoddart

This might help to explain why even addicts who have been ‘clean’ for extended periods are unable to return to drug use without further problems.

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