Tag: drug

  • Global Commission on Drug Policy: Legalization, decriminalization, and the war on drugs

    A commission made up of some big names, though not really any names of addiction or drug researchers I noticed, just released a report that’s making a lot of noise throughout every news channel including NPR (see here, and here for stories) and others (see CNN). They want the debate about the current state of […]

  • Two Million Dollars a piece – The cost of drug use and violence

    The average cost to society of a lifelong criminal = About $2 million I’ll get into more of this in later posts (I already talked about the cost of addiction prevention versus treatment versus enforcement), but if that cost of drug use and violence doesn’t cry out for a better application of money to prevention […]

  • Brain damage and changes due to drug use – Video

    http://vyou.com/swf/vyou-mini-player.swf?uid=30917&nid=451773

  • Will you get addicted? Signs of drug abuse

    Everyone wants to know if they, or someone they love will get addicted to alcohol or drugs. • Parents want to know if their children are likely to become addicts, especially if there is a family history of addiction. • Teens wonder if trying a drug will lead to a life of crime and shame. […]

  • About Addiction:Elder Abuse, Excercise, and Smoking

    Yes, you got it. This is the place to get some of the most recent, and most interesting information about addiction from experts who study addiction as a specialty. Our “About Addiction” posts cover some of the latest information from the WWW that addresses addiction specifically or issues related to addiction. Enjoy! Drugs: Smoking, Placebo […]

  • Sometimes it just takes blind faith – Depression and drug use

    I don’t normally like sharing this kind of stuff, but I think that if the point of the blog is be truthful, I need to cover all bases. When it comes to depression and drug use, I have personal experience with the connection. When depression hits – Drug use and self-medication I don’t always wake […]

  • The cost of quitting alcohol and drug addiction – treatment tips for addicts

    Many users are discouraged by the cost of drug and alcohol addiction treatment programs. The treatment programs that advertise, which are normally the only ones most people hear about (you know them: Passages, Promises, Betty Ford and more) may offer services that are worthwhile, but they may not and consumers have no way to evaluate […]

  • Calling bullshit on addiction treatment bullies

    About three years ago, I was attending a national conference on public health (American Public Health Association) and presenting my posters on the relationship between drug use and violence, and sexually transmitted infections and injecting drugs. As I walked the aisles I ran into a woman who runs a Florida addiction “treatment” facility. We talked […]

  • Conversation with an addiction expert – Chris Evans, opiate master

    Here at A3 we have already armed you with over 400 articles’ worth of knowledge on a wide variety of topics such as sex, gambling, and alcohol addictions. Our articles have in the past been written mostly by the team members at A3 (with a few notable guest pieces) based upon research findings and personal […]

  • About Addiction: Drug Withdrawal in Newborns, Heroin, and Harm Reduction

    There’s so much to learn about addiction nowadays – Psychological theories, new stories, neuroscience research, and more. At All About Addiction we try to make the information easy to digest, so when you need to sort of the latest information about addiction, come see us, we’ll help. Harm reduction – Heroin and Injecting Drugs Irish […]