Tag: UCLA

  • Like advancements in medical care and science? Then support animal research

    There was a Pro-Test for Science rally on the UCLA Campus today.  The goal of the rally was to spread awareness about the utility of animal-research and to help combat extremists and prove to the community and world that the ethical use of animals for biomedical research is absolutely vital to the progress and success […]

  • Another short word on animal research – Civility, debate, and education

    As many of you know, I’m in support of animal research as long as it’s conducted ethically and with concern for the animals’ well-being. That being said, it would be an understatement to announce that there are others who disagree. All well and good as long as people are civilized. I’ve already written about this […]

  • Abuse of prescription drugs is on the rise

    A recent article in the UCLA health system magazine Vital Signs talks about the increased prevalence of prescription drug abuse. Apparently, at 20%, prescription drugs are now the most commonly abused group of substances after alcohol and marijuana. With the same prevalence among teens, this is certainly a concern. The article notes a few indicators […]

  • Addiction services conference – Addiction research to addiction treatment success

    I’m currently attending UCSF‘s Addiction Health Services Research Conference. The 3 day event aims to improve addiction treatment by bringing together researchers, treatment providers, and state and federal policy players. I’m going to write from here after every day filling you all in on the latest and greatest. Today’s addiction research summary Today’s main topics […]

  • Making a difference one post at a time… Helping drug users

    Hi everyone, I’ve been wanting to do something to help drug users for a long time now, so instead of just thinking about it, I’ve decided to go ahead and give this a try. I’m a doctoral student at UCLA working on my PhD in psychology. I’ve been studying issues related to drug-addiction, sex-addiction, and […]