Legalization’s Impact on Cannabis Use Disorders (CUD)

November 28, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Occasional use is not the problem. Trouble increases dramatically, however, with heavier use. 

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Cannabis and Mental Health

November 18, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Even if it turns out to be ineffective for patients, buying cannabis products certainly gives a boost to the sales figures.

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Skunked

October 7, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

There is research that links more potent cannabis, including skunk, to THC-related changes in the brain, among daily users at least.

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Back to Biases

September 26, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

“He’s a drug addict,” we’ll hear someone say. “You know what those people are like.”

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CBD Oil and Its Risks

September 2, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

That we have such a large and growing community of frequent users is a tribute not to evidence, but to hype.

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“The War On…”

August 26, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Soon enough we’ll be hearing calls from the public for evidence of victory, and how will we answer?

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Decision Making in Early Recovery

August 15, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

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Suddenly we’re missing obvious warning signs, ignoring key markers of danger, or simply deciding to take a leap of faith at exactly the wrong moment.

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Evidence is Great, But…

May 6, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Research admittedly takes a long time, including the need for replication, and patients in clinical programs aren’t necessarily willing to wait.

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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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How to Forget

March 21, 2019 by C. Scott McMillin

Suppose we could develop cognitive techniques and train the patient to use them whenever symptoms reappeared?

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