Tag: HIV

  • THC for HIV: Is smoking weed the only way?

    The medical marijuana debate is still raging and I have little doubt that it will be around for at least a decade to come. In the mean time, there is little doubt that marijuana, and more specifically its most active ingredient THC, are useful for individuals suffering from a number of medical conditions (see medical […]

  • Harm reduction – Why the bad press for addiction treatment that works?!

    How many of you think that giving a crystal meth user condoms will increase their drug use? Probably not many. What if instead the question had to do with giving that same user clean needles rather than having them share a dirty one? Or having him reduce his drug use instead of stopping completely? I […]

  • About Addiction: Sex and Drugs, and Addiction’s impact on children and stress

    Have questions about addiction? You should browse our content and check out the links in this article and all the others we’ve written. It’s a great quick stop for 30 minutes of information! Sex and Drugs Science Centric– What a great way to help others! A peer based outreach service have been developed to aid […]

  • About Addiction: Drug use, Addiction Recovery, and smoking

    We’re back with our weekly post about addiction news and research. We’ve got harm reduction in Australia, heroin ads that don’t work, the impact of drug abuse on children, and more. Get your 30 seconds of education for the day. Using Drugs – Heroin, HIV, the law, and recovery The Australian– There is a state […]

  • Women, Trauma and HIV Transmission

    Co-authored by Jamie Felzer Just how much can the events of a traumatic childhood affect the likelihood of contracting HIV or other serious diseases in later life? Unfortunately, recent research shows that the effect can be profound, especially for women.The silver lining may be in our ability to reduce later HIV transmission by providing better […]

  • About Addiction: HIV, smoking, obesity and steroids

    We have some wonderful new links about addiction for you to explore and learn through: Clinical Trials (for anyone interested in participating):  This is the description of a study which is currently recruiting participants to test the neurocognitive effects of buprenorphine among HIV positive and HIV negative opioid-users. The researchers hypothesize that the reasoning abilities […]

  • The benefits of marijuana: Things are far from all bad for weed

    Marijuana can certainly be beneficial. It’s true that essentially every drug has some abuse liability. However, somewhere in the vicinity of 85% of those who try any given drug will never develop abuse or addiction problems (yes there are probably variations based on specific drugs, but that’s a good estimate).  As we all know, marijuana is a […]

  • Meth + Viagra = HIV and STDs?? Sex marathons and their danger

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer Sex marathons…what does that sound like to you?  Lots of sex, with multiple partners, for an extended period of time? Bingo! Come on down and collect a prize!!! Why sex marathons can be dangerous Sex marathons are where people have sex for a prolonged period of time, and often do so […]

  • Heroin Addiction and HIV infection – Dirty needles and a place for harm reduction

    Co-authored by: Jamie Felzer Many people today know about the dangers and risky behaviors (sharing needles, unsafe sex, and mother-to-child transmission) that can increase the risk for HIV/AIDS infection. The question lies in whether or not they are able to take appropriate actions to prevent contracting the disease themselves. Heroin addiction, dirty needled, and HIV […]

  • Drug use isn’t the problem – Addiction and the question of legalization or decriminalization

    I don’t keep it a secret that I used to have a very serious drug problem. If you haven’t read it by now, my drug use started early on along with a whole bunch of high-school friends. They smoked weed, I wanted to fit in, and the rest is history. But guess what? Most of […]