New opioid douses pain without being addictive or deadly in primates. While the opioid epidemic continues kill more than 40 American every day, researchers and health experts are frantically searching for ways to curtail use of the highly addictive, pain-quenching drugs.
In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention even released new guidelines directing doctors to simply refrain from prescribing opioids. But if a new study holds up, the health agency may be able to reverse course. According to a report in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, an opioid drug referred to as BU08028 was able to alleviate pain in a dozen monkeys just as well as other opioid painkillers, such as morphine. Yet, unlike every other opioid drug, BU08028 showed no signs of being addictive. Even at high dose—at which other opioid drugs inhibit the respiratory and cardiovascular system, which can be fatal—BU08028 was harmless. Why Is Everyone Freaking Out About MDMA? Some MDMA (Photo via) MDMA has caused something of a stir here in the US recently.
Ever since Miley bragged about "dancing with molly," like one of those tedious nerds who brags about ripping bongs for breakfast, columnists have had a field day analyzing why we've all fallen in love with MDMA. And policy makers, concerned after a spate of MDMA-related fatalities hit the headlines, have also started to take notice. As you might expect, not everyone has taken a deep breath, put things into perspective, and reacted in a calm, rational manner.
My alma mater, the University of Massachusetts Amherst, has canceled all EDM shows on campus. TheDEA.org: The History of MDMA. Ecstasy History. Early ecstasy.
An Error Occurred Setting Your User Cookie. Neuropsychopharmacology - Abstract of article: Acute Physiological and Behavioral Effects of Intranasal Methamphetamine in Humans. Hormone removes the pleasure of smoking. “Can’t get no satisfaction?”
(Photo: Colourbox) The hormone GLP-1 is released when we eat and makes us feel full or sated toward the end of the meal. Waves of Candy Crush Addiction Hit Los Banos, One Man Sues. Los Banos CA – The popular game has taken locals by storm, candy crush is the new crack.
If you look and see someone on their phone, it is not Facebook they’re checking, it is Candy Crush they are playing. The hit game features a grid of candies that the player has to match up with at least three or more of a kind. The object of the game varies in each game mode, but the idea is to reach that objective by sliding candy to match it’s color. It may seem fun, but in reality it’s a dangerous addiction that can change people’s lives for the worst. Why Candy Crush Saga is EXTREMELY dangerous to your wealth. I’ve been swamped of late with facebook updates telling me that my friends want me to play Candy Crush Saga.
Invites to join them in the game. Requests for lives, requests asking for advice on how to best so-and-so a level. It seems that Candy Crush is everywhere at the moment.
Pleasure_Addiction. DrugAbuse. Cannabis use and cognitive dysfunction. The Effects of Marijuana on Cognitive Functioning. The Effects of Marijuana on Cognitive Functioning Psychology 20, Spring 2000 April 19, 2000 By: Stephanie Nunley, Brooke Alexander, Rachel Corns and John Geer It may not seem like much of a question to ask whether or not smoking marijuana has an affect on a user’s cognitive functioning.
However, with the recent debate over the possible medical applications and benefits of smoking marijuana to relieve pain and discomfort stemming from various impairments, this question proves to be a very logical and useful topic to research. General Information: What are the general facts about marijuana? Myths: What are the untruths about marijuana use? Myth: Smoking marijuana during ones youth is responsible for memory lapses during middle age Myth: Marijuana is addictive Myth: Having a higher concentration of THC, the active chemical that affects the brain, in marijuana can lead to a fatal overdose Physiology: How does marijuana affects the brain? Conducted by Dr. Harvard Gazette: Study: Intelligence, cognition unaffected by heavy marijuana use. By William J.
Cromie Gazette Staff The new study of cognitive changes caused by heavy marijuana use has found no lasting effects 28 days after quitting. Following a month of abstinence, men and women who smoked pot at least 5,000 times in their lives performed just as well on psychological tests as people who used pot sparingly or not at all, according to a report in the latest edition of the Archives of General Psychiatry. That's the good news. The bad news, not included in the study, is that most heavy users admit that pot has had a negative effect on their physical and mental health as well their functioning on the job and socially.
Neuropsychopharmacology - Effects of Acute Smoked Marijuana on Complex Cognitive Performance. Transtheoretical Model (or Stages of Change) - Health Behavior Change. The Transtheoretical Model (TTM): uses the Stages of Change to integrate the most powerful principles and processes of change from leading theories of counseling and behavior change;is based on principles developed from over 35 years of scientific research, intervention development, and scores of empirical studies;applies the results of research funded by over $80 million worth of grants and conducted with over 150,000 research participants; andis currently in use by professionals around the world.
Overview of the Model The Transtheoretical Model (Prochaska & DiClemente, 1983; Prochaska, DiClemente, & Norcross, 1992) is an integrative, biopsychosocial model to conceptualize the process of intentional behavior change. Think Pregnancy: Alcohol During Pregnancy: What is FAS? Fetal Alcohol Syndrome (FAS) is the name given to a group of physical and mental birth defects cause by a woman drinking heavily during pregnancy.
Children with FAS may: Be born small. Have deformed face and limbs. Have heart problems. Have problems eating and sleeping. 3D Brain Maps Created of People Tripping on LSD.