Ellen and Gladis – Alcoholic and funny

I don’t normally like to make fun of the disease of alcoholism, but sometimes, you just have to let go and enjoy the entertainment. Check out this video from the Ellen DeGeneress show, in which she talks to Gladis, an avid watcher who wrote in. Gladis (the funny alcoholic, I wasn’t saying anything about Ellen in the title) seems to have resigned herself to being an alcoholic and seems to have a lot to say about pretty much everything. Apparently, she’s made many more appearances on the show.


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Montana Meth

A very powerful ad campaign from Montana about the dangers of meth use (thanks to Mike at addictiontomorrow for exposing me to it). Like most advertising, and indeed most media presentations of drug users, the content is a little too stylized, but the point is pretty clear.

I would like to point out that while there isn’t necessarily any research that shows that a single use of meth can lead to addiction, we do know that even using meth for a short while can have serious long term effects on the way the brain functions. This is especially true when talking about some basic learning mechanisms in the brain that affect our ability to change our behavior (look for a post on this shortly)

Recent online mentions

Our blog has recently been mentioned in a few places on the web including:

Some Chick’s Blog – A great online resource for meth specific information. Last I heard the author was working on a meth Wiki that would allow people to educate themselves about this destructive drug.

and

Addiction Recovery Basics – Bill’s great blog is just full of resources for people struggling with addiction.

I think that all my readers could benefit from looking into these other online sources of information. While we try to educate and expose people to the latest, most relevant research available on addiction, there’s no way we can cover everything there is to know about addiction. It’s good to have such great people working alongside us.

Neuroscience updates!!!

Hey readers!

We’ve just passed the 6000 visitor mark and our readership is growing steadily. I want to thank everyone who regularly check the site and welcome those of you who are here for the first time.

I’m in DC right now, attending the annual meeting of the Society For Neuroscience (sfn.org). I have been learning about new exciting developments related to addiction for the past 4 days and can’t wait to share them with you.

Watch out for some great new stuff!!!

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