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New Study Confirms CBD Blocks Opioid Reward, May Help Treat Addiction

How Long Does Weed Stay In Your System?How long does weed stay in your system? That all depends on the how much you smoke, and the method of testing. http://herb.co/2017/08/20/cbd-treat-addiction/ ...Read More

Standalone Obi-Wan film to focus on heroin addiction and petty crime

The forthcoming ‘young Obi-Wan’ movie will be about his youth of petty crime on the planet Glastooine, Lucasfilm has announced. Kenobi – to be played by a digitally de-aged Ewan McGregor – struggles with Death Stick addiction with a group of other Padawan and a gra...Read More

How Big Pharma is hindering treatment of the opioid addiction epidemic – Salon.com

This article was originally published on The Conversation “A crippling problem.” “A total epidemic.” “A problem like nobody understands.” These are the words President Trump used to describe the opioid epidemic ravaging the country during a White House lis...Read More

Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction?

Can Repairing Your Brain’s Wiring Help You Fight Addiction? U.S. opioid deaths are soaring as the costs of drug abuse approach $200 billion a year. Neuroscience offers new ways to fight the epidemic.   This story appears in the September 2017 issue of National G...Read More

The Terrible Monster of Addiction

I have a friend that I am compelled to call from time to time—just to hear her voice. The moments when she is affable and engaging inspire me to follow my giddy heart and set up dinner plans, or a weekend together. Plans are always made—but invariably fail to materialize. ...Read More

Prisoners Need Opioid-Addiction Treatment

President Donald Trump’s initial bombastic comments about North Korea last week overshadowed the event he was holding to highlight his administration’s efforts to fight opioid addiction. Unfortunately, there wasn’t much to oversh...Read More

Fish on Drugs May Help Cure Opioid Addiction

A fascinating new study could help scientists treat the drug epidemic that is ravaging communities in the U.S. Human beings aren’t the only ones who can become addicted to opioids (learn more about the science of addiction in our special magazine report). A recent study b...Read More

‘Body Brokers’ Get Kickbacks To Lure People With Addictions To Bad Rehab

About five years ago, Dillon Katz, entered a house in West Palm Beach, Fla. "I walked in and the guy was sitting at this desk — no shirt on, sweating," Katz says. The man asked Katz for a smoke. "So I gave him a couple cigarettes," Ka...Read More

How One Painkiller Ignited The Addiction Epidemic

USHow One Painkiller Ignited The Addiction EpidemicThe national drug crisis, which is estimated to have claimed more than 60,000 lives in 2016, is expected to worsen this year and one family-owned company helped set the crisis in motion.Pres...Read More

Revising the language of addiction

When confronting the power of addiction, the power of language is important to keep in mind, specialists say. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, the American Psychiatric Association's diagnostic handbook, desc...Read More