August 21, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

Want to Forget Your Binge Drinking?

Rapamycin (approved by the FDA to prevent organ transplant rejections.) reaches the brain at a level deeper than conscious memory, erasing memories of pleasurable sensations associated with alcohol use. Researchers think this may help alcoholics.

What You May Have Missed June 20, 2013

From drugs in dirty diapers to Amanda Bynes’ bong toss, here’s a brief recap of what you might have missed on John’s Addiction since you were here last.

Adderall: Mommy’s New Little Helper

Adderall prescriptions for US women between 26 and 39 years old increased 750% between 2002 and 2010. Are mother’s abusing Adderall as “mommy’s little helper” so they can “have it all”?

Philip Seymour Hoffman Heroin Addiction Treatment

Philip Seymour Hoffman broke 23 years of sobriety and ended up out of control, using prescription painkillers and snorting heroin. He’s fresh out of a 10 day detox, telling his story.

Biological Psychiatry says Size Matters with Cocaine Addiction

Reports of new research from the journal “Biological Psychiatry” suggests that the ability to “manage” cocaine without becoming overwhelmed by addiction seems to have something to do with the size of the frontal lobe.

Post-Sandy Challenges related to Addiction

Hidden behind the mess left behind by Hurricane Sandy is the uncertainly of the next few days, when personal drug supplies dry up, and the bottles look more and more like solutions.

“Octo-mom” Nadya Suleman in Rehab

Celebrity Octomom Nadya Suleman is headed to rehab for a Xanax dependency, and to learn some coping skills. The babies are fine, according to the nannies.

What’s In A Cigarette?

An oldie but goodie, this video reveals exactly what they put inside your cigarettes, and why. It’s not pretty.

Purdue Pharma Tests OxyContin on Children

Can convicted felon Purdue Frederick be trusted with our children? Purdue is sponsoring 2 clinical studies for Oxycontin for children, and critics claim it’s more for extended patent protection than safety of efficacy.

Glaxo SmithKline Guilty: $3 Billion Fine for Wellbutrin, Others

Updated: GlaxoSmithKline has admitted guilt in a landmark case involving misleading marketing claims, bribes, improper rebating, and failure to report safety issues. They’ve been fined $3 Billion. The details are amazing.

DSM-5 and Addiction : Open for Public Comment

The updated Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is scheduled to be published in May of 2013, and the current draft has been published for review and public comment through June 15. The diagnostic category “Substance Use and Addictive Disorders” includes many changes.

Movie “Bill W.” – Documentary of AA Founder to Screen in NYC

A new documentary of the life of Bill, founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, will screen in New York City’s Quad Cinema starting May 18.

Don Jon’s Addiction: Sex Addiction

Joseph Gordon-Levitt is set to begin shooting his directorial debut Don Jon’s Addiction, where he plays the leading role as a sex addict attempting to turn his life around. Don Jon’s Addiction will co-star Scarlett Johansson and Julianne Moore.

Hangover Cure: Hop on the Bus, Get an IV Treatment

Cruising the Las Vegas strip all day looking for hangover sufferers, the “Hangover Bus” administers IVs with vitamins, anti-inflammatories, and fluids for a 45 minute hangover “cure”. You’ll be all set to resume the partying!

SAMHSA & MacArthur Foundation $1M to Help Juvies with Lifeskills

SAMHSA and the MacArthur Foundation are committing $1 million to create a system where mentally challenged youth (60% of which show signs of substance abuse disorders) are given community based services instead of being placed in the juvenile justice system.