Vietnam Heroin Researcher May Have Disagreed With Johann Hari’s Take On The Causes of Addiction

Source : Journalist Johann Hari is peddling a new book on addiction, promising a fresh new take – and yet it may not be all that fresh – and it may not follow from the evidence he cites. Hari is smacking down the disease model of addiction, specifically the ...

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Nine Things You Should Know If Your Child Is Using Heroin

Source : The recent spike in the use of heroin and other opioids, sparking frightening headlines about addiction and overdose, has left families struggling to find solutions. When my family discovered I was using heroin over a decade ago, when I was in my mid-20s, they spent years trying to help, ...

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Mandatory Opioid Training for Doctors Isn’t Necessary

Source : Carl L. Hart, a professor of psychology at Columbia University, is the author of “High Price: A Neuroscientist’s Journey of Self-Discovery That Challenges Everything You Know About Drugs and Society.” Consistent with the long American tradition of avoiding the real issues when it comes to euphorigenic drugs, ...

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Germany Set to Legalise Medicinal Cannabis in 2017

Source : Germany’s health minister said yesterday that Germany is going to legalise medicinal cannabis early next year. Hermann Groehe will present the draft legislation to the German Cabinet today, and said that “Our goal is that seriously ill patients are treated in the best possible way.” Groehe stated that ...

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L’hydromorphone, un antidouleur pour soigner les héroïnomanes

Source : Des chercheurs de Vancouver ont déterminé qu’un médicament contre la douleur pouvait aider les héroïnomanes à se défaire de leur dépendance. L’hydromorphone, un dérivé semi-synthétique de la morphine qui peut être prescrit par des médecins au Canada, aurait les mêmes effets que l’injection d’héroïne pharmaceutique. C’est le Journal ...

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Harm Reduction Decade

Source : HIV-related deaths and new HIV infections among people who inject drugs could be almost entirely eliminated by 2030 with just a tiny shift in global drug control spending. This is one finding of our report The Case for a Harm Reduction Decade. The study uses data we have ...

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