addiction? is it legal
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Growing up, my mom had the book “Subliminal Seduction”. I poured over that book far more hours than i would like to admit. The main gist was that behind the scenes but in plain view, advertisers use subtle messages projected through the TV and print ads, to manipulate our beliefs and habits.
Last night’s 60 Minutes piece on addiction was a glaring example of a subliminal (and inaccurate) message being put forth: Marijuana is addictive. Continue reading
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East Bay residents are enrolling in twelve-step-like classes that use cannabis to quit heroin, pills, cigarettes, alcohol, and other addictive substances, defying decades of Narcotics Anonymous and Alcoholics Anonymous tradition.
Via East Bay Express 4.22.10
Even though NA and AA both mandate abstinence from all illegal drugs, that one-size fits all approach doesn’t work for all addicts, says Harm Reduction Clinical Consultant Jennifer Janichek. For the last six weeks, Janichek, along with two other clinicians, have been running pro-cannabis mental health and addiction services for a handful of people out of the Harborside Health Center in Oakland. The free mental health services paid for by the area’s largest cannabis dispensary explain the safest way to smoke pot — which is not physically addictive — and use it to combat depression, anxiety, and addiction. Continue reading
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By Dennis Romero – LA Weekly
Dr. Drew would keel over at the notion, but a study published March 5 in the Harm Reduction Journal suggests that it’s okay smoke weed while trying to ween yourself off other drugs.
That’s right, forget the total, 12-step program. According to researcher Ronald Swartz “cannabis use did not seem to compromise substance abuse treatment” during his look at both medical marijuana users and non-pot smokers. The success rate of both groups in dealing with the abuse of other substances was the same, he writes.
” … Medical marijuana is consistent with participation in other forms of drug treatment and may not adversely affect positive treatment outcomes,” Swartz writes.
So go ahead — while you work on that drinking problem at the Betty Ford Center or deal with those cocaine pangs in Celebrity Rehab — spark up that bowl. Just don’t tell Dr. Drew.