In the News: Russian Drinking

January 9, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Once the demand for a drug is well-established, as it is for alcohol, people will find a way to get it, legal or otherwise.

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Abused by Alcohol

January 5, 2017 by C. Scott McMillin

Like the film where Amy Shumer chugs boxed wine, and inadvertently drives up sales to admiring fans.

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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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Models of Addiction: The Temperance Model

August 1, 2013 by C. Scott McMillin

The idea was that the drinker would admit his sins, beg forgiveness, accept punishment, and promise to abstain from that point on.

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Quick Onset: “One Drink” Alcoholism

June 17, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

One large survey of alcoholics found that some 14% had actually become dependent within a year of the first drink. The percentage almost doubled when the time period was extended to two years.

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What is a “Safe” Drinking Level?

April 8, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Problems with alcohol are better defined in terms of the problems themselves than some arbitrary amount consumed.

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Is LSD Going to Cure Alcoholism?

March 12, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

The Norwegian study is part of an ongoing effort to restore the right of researchers to conduct studies involving therapeutic uses of LSD.

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Can Binge Drinking Make You Stupid?

March 7, 2012 by C. Scott McMillin

Effects on learning and memory appear particularly important when the drinking occurred during adolescence, an ‘accelerated learning period’ for most of us.

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