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Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin' says Prof David Nutt

Alcohol 'more harmful than heroin' says Prof David Nutt
1 November 2010Last updated at 14:11 Professor David Nutt: "In terms of the cost to society, alcohol causes the biggest harm" Alcohol is more harmful than heroin or crack when the overall dangers to the individual and society are considered, according to a study in the Lancet. The report is co-authored by Professor David Nutt, the former government chief drugs adviser who was sacked in 2009. It ranked 20 drugs on 16 measures of harm to users and to wider society. Heroin, crack and crystal meth were deemed worst for individuals, with alcohol, heroin and crack cocaine worst for society, and alcohol worst overall. Harm score Professor Nutt refused to leave the drugs debate when he was sacked from his official post by the former Labour Home Secretary, Alan Johnson. He went on to form the Independent Scientific Committee on Drugs, which says it aims to investigate the drug issue without any political interference. 'Valid and necessary' 'Extraordinary lengths' "We are talking about a minority. Related:  alcool

ALCOOL: Découverte d’une protéine à l’effet detox ALCOOL: Découverte d’une protéine à l’effet detox Actualité publiée le 14-10-2013 Hepatology Elle s’appelle Fra-1 et cette protéine découverte par des scientifiques espagnols s’avère être un régulateur majeur de la désintoxication, capable de protéger le foie contre les dommages induits par l’alcool et autres drogues. Les conclusions de ces travaux, publiées dans la revue Hepatology, ouvrent non seulement la voie à de nouveaux médicaments contre les maladies liées à l'accumulation de substances toxiques, comme l’alcoolisme, la fibrose et la cirrhose du foie, l’insuffisance hépatique et même le cancer mais peuvent permettre d’éclairer certains processus de résistance des tumeurs à la chimiothérapie. Les chercheurs du Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncologicas (CNIO-Espagne) ont découvert que la protéine Fra-1 neutralise les dommages causés par les agents toxiques, comme l'acétaminophène (paracétamol) et joue un rôle protecteur majeur sur le foie. Réagissez à cette actu sur Santé Blog

Wake Up and Dream In today's short, a man confronts a bully, and frees himself from a recurring nightmare that's terrorized him for more than 20 years. Matt Kielty introduces us to Steve Volk, a city reporter in Philadelphia who--for decades--was plagued by a recurring nightmare. It popped up whenever Steve was going through a stressful time, and it always played out exactly the same way. But no matter how self-aware Steve was about his most current set of anxieties, and no matter how hard he tried to rationalize and explain away the dream...he couldn't make it stop. Then one year, Steve started working on a book about topics at the edge of science, and along the way he stumbled into lucid dreaming. Read more: Fringe-ology, by Steve Volk Exploring the World of Lucid Dreaming, by Stephen LaBerge

If you support keeping drugs illegal… by Tom++, June 27, 1995 From the Talk.Politics.Drugs Usenet newsgroup You support robberies and assaults on innocent people. The high prices of drugs caused by prohibition force many drug addicts to turn to robbery in order to pay for their drugs. You support clogging our prisons and jails with nonviolent people. Nearly 50% of all people in prison and jail are serving time for nonviolent drug charges. You support organized crime and drug cartels. Huge drug cartels and criminal organizations thrive off the enormous profits caused by drug prohibition. You support environmental destruction. Underground cocaine and methamphetamine labs use toxic chemicals to produce those drugs—the wastes are recklessly dumped in forests and streams. You support drug dealers and street gangs. Drug dealers and street gangs fight over drug territories. You lure thousands of young people into quitting school. You do nothing to keep drugs away from kids or out of schools. Drug users can only hurt themselves.

Hallucinations with Oliver Sacks | World Science Festival Webcast Renowned neurologist Oliver Sacks answers your questions about the secret world of hallucinations. These queries came to us via Twitter, Facebook and e-mail. Q. Are the visual or auditory hallucinations in blind or deaf people analogous to sensations in a phantom limb? A. Q. A. Q. A. Q. A. untitled Пожалуй, трип-репорт - это один из немногих способов рассказать о воздействии психоактивных веществ без излишнего морализаторства. Люди, присылающие нам тексты, просто рассказывают, как в них однажды попало некое вещество, и что получилось в результате. Некоторые из них открыли для себя что-то новое; кто-то, напротив, пожалел о том, что сделал; третьи вовсе воздерживаются от комментариев. И вообще, одним человеком как-то были сказаны мудрые слова: "Трип-репорты по некоторым веществам нужны для того, чтобы прочитать их и составить мнение о действии препарата, не употребляя его". "Cама идея заглушить вкус грибов не кажется мне естественной. Наоборот, разжевывая гриб за грибом, вы сможете интуитивно понять, сколько вам нужно в данный момент (я еще никогда не ошибалась с дозировкой, следуя этому принципу)" "Звуки искажались, проникали глубоко в уши и в мозг, заполняли собой все пространство. "Стыдно пропустить маэстро, но он играет вечные темы.

Les boissons alcoolisées les plus fortes au monde. ~ PORTUGAL MADERE ACORES Une seule petite quantité de certaines de ces boissons peuvent vous faire oublier même votre nom. Le foie, le cerveau, le système nerveux et l'appareil digestif n'est pas épargné. Les muqueuses, l'estomac et l'intestin sont irrités. Le cœur, les muscles… peuvent être endommagés à jamais. Les effets de l’alcool. Taux: 0,1 à 0,7 mg / dl - Excitation. Taux: 0,3 à 1,2 mg / dl - Euphorie Effet: Perte d'efficacité, réduit l’aptitude à penser et à prendre des décisions, souvent responsable d'accidents de la route, d'accidents du travail et domestique. Taux: 0,9 à 2,5 mg / dl - Excitation Effet: Instabilité émotionnelle, le manque de coordination musculaire, mal à parler et la perte de jugement. Taux: 1,8 à 3,0 mg / dl - ConfusionEffet: Vertiges, déséquilibre, la difficulté de la parole et des troubles sensoriels. Taux: 2,7 à 4,0 mg / dl - Stupeur Effet: vomissements, incontinence urinaire, peut entraîner des troubles digestifs, des nausées... . 1. 2. 3. On s’en sert pour faire des cocktails. 4.

Mind-altering drugs research call from Prof David Nutt 23 January 2012Last updated at 21:12 By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News Could mind-altering drugs have a medical role? Former government drugs adviser Prof David Nutt has said that regulations should be relaxed to enable researchers to experiment on mind-altering drugs. Prof Nutt told BBC News that magic mushrooms, LSD, ecstasy, cannabis and mephedrone all have potential therapeutic applications. However, he said they were not being studied because of the restrictions placed on researching illegal drugs. He said the regulations were "overwhelming". His comments followed the publication of new research by his group in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, which suggests that the active ingredient in magic mushrooms could be used to treat depression. "I feel quite passionately that these drugs are profound drugs; they change the brain in a way that no other drugs do. Fired Continue reading the main story “Start Quote End QuoteProf David Nutt Medical role?

List of misconceptions about illegal drugs LSD[edit] Some of the strangest urban legends told are those about lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD), a potent psychedelic drug that gained popularity in several countries in the 1960s and 1970s, and experienced a brief resurgence in the mid to late 1990s before declining from 2000 onward. The drug's relation to the 1960s counterculture was likely part of the reason for such legends. Attempted murder[edit] "Anyone caught selling LSD can be charged with attempted murder." Babysitter places baby in the oven while high on LSD[edit] This is an unverifiable drug-scare story dating to the 60s of a hippie babysitter girl putting a baby in the oven and a turkey in the bassinet. Bad LSD[edit] A "bad trip" is easily caused by an expectation or fear of ill effects, which may later be blamed on "bad acid." However, drugs described as LSD in the 1970s occasionally actually contained PCP, amphetamine, or other drugs that have quite different effects from LSD. "Bananadine" LSD[edit] Blue star tattoos[edit]

Doctors consider using street drugs to ease suffering of dying patients Recent studies at Harvard, U.C.L.A. and my alma mater John Hopkins have now made it plain that doctors should—as soon as proper safeguards can be put in place—be free to offer illicit drugs to patients who are terminally ill, in order to ease their emotional suffering and potentially offer them new perspectives—fueled by drug-induced insights—into issues like their own mortality. At Harvard, Dr. John Halpern (as reported in the New York Times) tested MDMA (the street drug Ecstasy) to determine if it would ease the anxieties in two patients with terminal cancer. The results are reportedly consistently good. The truth is that the likelihood of creating an MDMA or psilocybin addict out of a terminal cancer patient is exactly zero. Not long ago, I debated with former talk show host and motivational speaker Montel Williams. Terminal conditions and final days are, in fact, but one of the settings in which chemicals considered “street” drugs may be Godsends. Dr. Dr.

ДХМ: Ваши Мозги под Диссоциативами Итак, вот недавно упомянутые и долгожданные результаты во всех подробностях. Это "alpha pre-release", без ссылок, я не планировал опубликовывать все это, оно само начало распространяться. Сноска: все диссоциативы несут в себе реальный риск необратимого повреждения мозга. Диссоциативы влючат в себя кетамин, ДХМ, PCP,дизоцилпин [dizocilpine] и закись азота (хотя она может и не быть такой уж опасной из-за очень короткого действия). Индивидуальные подверженности *сильно* различаются, и если вы занюхали столько К, что можно усыпить всех зверей в лаборатории, и выпили годовой запас сиропа компании A.H. Я не часто появляюсь в Usenet, поэтому не ожидайте быстрого отклика. i. Это довольно подробная статья об одном из видов поражения мозга,известном как Нейротоксичность Антагонистов NMDA [NAN] или Лезии (поражения) Олни (Olney's Lesions - по имени исследователя описавшего их). (C) 1998 by William E. Вы можете копировать этот документ при условии сохранения целостности с этим замечанием. ii. iii.

L’alcool, une drogue sale  4 Commentaires et 0 tweets J’ai eu le plaisir, l’été dernier, d’être invité à déjeuner chez l’un de nos grands spécialistes français de la cuisine par les plantes et des plantes tout court. A peine étions-nous à table qu’il sort une bonne bouteille de vin bio et me propose un verre. Je refuse poliment. Réaction : « Vous ne buvez pas ? » Et d’ajouter en regardant les autres convives : « Qu’est-ce que ça doit être triste ! C’est la santé qui trinque : l’alcool est un cancérigène Comme tous les Français, à quelques exceptions près, ce brave homme considère que boire du vin (modérément j’imagine) est bon pour la santé. En 2007, le Centre international de recherche contre le cancer (IARC) a classé l’alcool dans la catégorie des agents cancérogènes pour l’homme… Je ne vais pas me faire que des amis Je suis bien conscient en écrivant ces lignes que je ne vous caresse pas dans le sens du poil. Ce que contient un verre de vin… des sulfites, des pesticides et surtout de l’alcool Une « drogue sale »

Remee - The REM enhancing Lucid Dreaming Mask by Bitbanger Labs Like Bitbanger Labs on Facebook Remee has been selected as a finalist for the William McShane Fund, by Buckyballs & Brookstone! If you think Remee deserves to be available at Brookstone, vote here! Yes, really! To us, this is kind of a shame, sort of like being unaware of the existence of books or music. This is an easy one. There's a lot more to Lucid Dreaming than simply acknowledging that it's real and crossing your fingers. Boom. Here's some great info for people new to the concept: WNYC's Radiolab - We've been listening to Radiolab for ages, so we thought it was great when they recently released a short about someone using lucid dreaming to overcome a recurring nightmare. /r/LucidDreaming - Reddit's active, knowledgeable, helpful Lucid Dreaming community. 25,000 dreamers strong and growing! Lucidipedia - A veritable treasure trove of information about the practice of lucid dreaming. In default mode, Remee targets these long chunks of REM sleep towards the end of the sleep period.

Mexico wary as Calif. votes on legalizing marijuana TIJUANA, MEXICO - To embattled authorities here, where heavily armed soldiers patrol the streets and more than 500 people have been killed this year, marijuana is a poisonous weed that enriches death-dealing cartel bosses who earn huge profits smuggling the product north. "Marijuana arrives in the United States soaked with the blood of Tijuana residents," said Mayor Jorge Ramos, whose police department has lost 45 officers to drug violence in recent years. But just over the border in California, cannabis is considered by law a healing herb. After the Obama administration announced that it would not prosecute the purveyors, about 100 medical marijuana dispensaries opened in San Diego alone in the past year, selling vast quantities of Purple Goo, Green Crack and other varieties of super-charged pot. The marijuana divide between these sister cities points to major disparities between the fight against drugs in Mexico and their acceptance in the United States.

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