March 23, 2017  Last Update: December 21, 2016, 11:10 pm

Marijuana Good, Marijuana Bad

There’s a propaganda war on, with ignorance all around, as we legalize marijuana and try to understand the good and the bad.

Palcohol : You’ve. Been. Trolled.

Did you fall for it? “PAlcohol” powdered alcohol? LOL.. you’ve been trolled.

Palindrome Week for Fresh Starts

Every day this week is remarkable, for an unusual but interesting reason….

Aren’t Doritos a Trigger Food?

The local Florida news was all over it: break in at treatment center, clogged toilet and…. Doritos!

Zohydro Ban Proposed by Senator Joe Manchin: His Daughter is CEO of Competitor?

Riddle me this: is the Senator proposing a ban on Zohydro also the father of the CEO of Mylan Pharmaceuticals, the company most at risk if the newly-approved non-generic pain pill goes blockbuster? Yup.

“I HATE MY JOB” – Said the Alcohol, in Shorthand

A Manhattan court reporter may have jeopardized the verdicts in around 30 court cases when he wrote “I HATE MY JOB” instead of recording the case. His excuse? Alcoholism.

Smartphone “Sober App” Cures Alcoholism

The smartphone app that will cure alcoholism just highlighted a bunch of pubs I haven’t visited yet. Seriously, who funds this “addiction research”?

Chris Kattan DUI is Over. He’ll be at TWO 12 Step Meetings.

Comedian Chris Kattan was charged with DUI, denied involvement of alcohol but admitted to prescription drug use. The judge ordered him to attend exactly TWO AA meetings. Really?

Amanda Bynes Gets Three Years: Probation

Former Nickelodeon star Amanda Bynes was sentenced to three years probation for her 2012 DUI, which included her car hitting a police officer.

Predicting Depression by Testing Cortisol Levels in Saliva

The spit of teenage boys may be useful in determining their future risk for depression, a new study shows.

Zohydro: New High-Strength Hydrocodone Painkiller Debuts

Zohydro is here… at 5 to 10 times the strength of Vicodin and Lortab, and with no fillers: just hydrocodone. Law enforcement and treatment professionals are outraged, but the FDA said ok even while acknowledging a severe risk for abuse.

PTSD and Alcohol Linked, and Re-Linked

If PTSD leads to alcoholism, and alcohol abuse leads to high-risk activities which can result in PTSD, what’s a college student to do?

Mental Health Docs say NO to New Insurance Rules

Nearly 60 million Americans need mental health care in a given year, yet even ObamaCare can’t force psychiatrists to accept the new insurance rules. Fewer than 58% are willing to accept insurance now.

In New Jersey, Prescription Drugs Crowned “King” of Addiction, Deaths

New Jersey has a prescription drug addiction epidemic, and it’s supporting a thriving heroin trade. Over half of drug-related deaths in New Jersey were associated with prescription drugs.

Ritalin Cures Cocaine Addiction? Nope.

No, Ritalin is not a cure for cocaine addiction. A student researcher ran some imaging scans to see if Ritalin acted differently on cocaine addicts than non-addicts. The media jumped to wild conclusions, as is typical.