About addiction: Animal research, food addiction, policy, and cocaine addiction

Here are this weeks gems when it comes to learning about addiction. As usual, if you click this title’s post, you’ll get a list of our related post as a bonus!

Adventures in Ethics and Science A nice post about the current state of the animal-rights dialog

Addiction InboxMood Foods (and their possible role in food addiction)

Addiction TomorrowAdvocacy and Treatment

PhysOrgAltered reward-based brain-activation in cocaine addiction

And the survey says…

Well then, it seems that the drug-use survey I created is telling me that my blog readers’ drug use falls right in line with the use patterns common in the country.

Most of the readers smoke cigarettes, with marijuana, alcohol, and cocaine close in tow. I didn’t expect the meth, ecstasy, and other drug counts to be so low (less than 10 for each of those), but I guess that’s why I created the survey!

So, I’ll be trying to write the posts with your use in mind, and I’ll be continuously monitoring the survey to see if anything changes…

Student Dealing – College campuses and the drug supply

If you haven’t heard about the San Diego State drug-dealing arrests, check out the story.

Aside from the obvious impact on the San Diego community in general, and on the school in particular, I can’t help but draw parallels to my own story.

In the future, I’m going to try to follow up on this story and learn more about how these fraternity members became so heavily involved in drug-dealing.

If nothing else, this points to the intersection between drugs and crime, especially given the fact that 3 guns were seized in one of the fraternity houses.

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Speaking of parallels and my story, it looks like my book is going to be published by Newharbinger sometime in early 2010!!!

Things aren’t finalized yet, but it’s looking good, so keep your fingers crossed!