Welcome to the Addiction Blog RoundUp. There is lots of interesting news out there this week, I hope you learn something new!
In Search of the Marijuana Breathalyzer
This week over at Addiction Inbox, Dirk is talking about Marijuana Breathalyzers. He has some good information about where things are in development and how they might work. Interesting article.
Creativity is Not Improved Through Cannabis Use, Claims Study
Here is an article at Medical News Today highlighting a study correlating marijuana use with creativity. The authors found that the belief of improved creativity is an illusion and that perhaps, marijuana use even hinders creativity. It is a small study, but the results are not really a surprise.
Secondhand Drinking | A Phenomenon That Affects Millions
Lisa Frederickson talks a lot about secondhand addiction on her Breaking the Cycles blog. This week she is talking about her recently published quick guide to secondhand drinking. She describes secondhand drinking as: “…a term to describe the negative impacts of a person’s drinking behaviors on others.” It looks like her guide has some helpful education and tips. Quick, go take a look!
HRAC’s New Video Series Sticks it to Stigma
The Drug Policy Alliance (DPA) is an organization that promotes drug policies that are “…grounded in science, compassion, health and human rights.” They have a blog and this week they have found a new set of videos from the Harm Reduction Action Center (HRAC) in Denver. The videos are brief and are intended to promote further conversation around the issues of addiction and stigma. I have posted 2 of them here here but go read the blog post for some of the background information and to find the additional videos.
Gov. Chris Christie Announces $12M in New Addiction Treatment Funding
Sober Nation was following Gov. Chris Christie yesterday when he announced some exciting news for the addiction treatment world in his state. At the moment, I wish I was living in New Jersey. An additional $12 million dollars in new funding. WOW!! And with a big focus on prevention efforts. Imagine the possibilities.
That’s some of the important news in the addiction field this week. Have a great weekend!
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