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No More Addict "Abuse"

By Dr. Richard Juman

The new DSM-5 is the object of an ongoing smackdown by critics for everything from its minor changes to its very existence. But there is one major change that addiction treatment providers can applaud. MORE  

Why Was a Pot-Doesn't-Cause-Cancer Study Ignored?

By Tony O'Neill

Media reactions to research on marijuana and lung cancer show prejudice. MORE  

Scientists Unveil a Bold New Definition of Addiction

By Maia Szalavitz

The official diagnosis for addiction is getting a major makeover—promising major changes for the addiction community. Here's what you need to know. MORE  

Morning Roundup: January 9, 2012

By Luke Walker

Ron Paul challenges Washington on drug policy; Marijuana still number one illicit substance in US, and Florida drug offender wears crack jacket to court. MORE  

Stumbling Toward the Future with NIDA

By Dirk Hanson

Merging two huge federal drug and alcohol agencies? No problem. MORE  

The Quick Fix: A Real-Time Round-Up of Today's News

By Dirk Hanson

24-Hour "Lock-in" Tries to Scare Arizona Kids Straight, Why Smoking Bans May Endanger Other Addiction Treatments, and America's New Drug War General. MORE  

Marijuana Changes Your Brain, but Not Forever

By Dirk Hanson

Neural plasticity—the brain’s ability to rewire itself—means that some of the changes caused by heavy drug use are reversible. MORE  

Are America’s Kids Going to Pot?

By Dirk Hanson

Study after study confirms that teen use of pot and ecstasy is on the rise, while drinking now starts earlier than ever. MORE  

A New Wave of Designer Drugs, For Sale at Your Local Deli

By Dirk Hanson

Dozens of synthetic psychedelics are legally flooding the U.S., sending thousands of thrill-seeking users into local E.R.s. But as the Senate seeks to ban this latest menace, crafty chemists have managed to stay a step ahead of the law. MORE  

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