Looking at rapid growing intravenous heroin use, drug problems and the highest rate of HIV amongst injection drug users in the EU, in 2001 Portugal enacted a law decriminalizing use, possession & acquisition of all types of drugs for personal use. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Cocaine residue on most American Money is commonplace today. It woud be hard for the DEA to actually prove drug trafficking solely from drug residue on US dollar bills. Distributed by Tubemogul.
The reasons that people give up their compulsive use of drugs vary, but they almost always include survival. The video explains the role of memory bumps, the brain’s stop and go switches using an allergy as an analogy to explain substance abuse. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Chemically-assisted detox, replacement therapy, recovery-pharmocotherapy are current buzzwords in addiction treatment. Five years ago these would have been viewed as oxymoronic. Today, our understanding of the brain has advanced the development of more drugs to treat addiction then almost any other health problem. We as a society believe there is a pill for whatever ails you - including being addicted to pills. Dr Inaba explores this trend, its impacts and the conflicts with more traditional approaches (12-step, peer counseling) in recovery treatment. Distributed by Tubemogul.
Why Addicts seek out drugs even though they know they know it is no good for them. These GO and STOP controls are in the "old" brain - where survival and automatic body functions, emotions and habits reside. Psychoactive drugs activate the GO switch creating the desire to repeat the behavior. "An addict's MORE is a lot more." Perhaps even 1000 times more. Once the GO switch is on, it stays on; there is no feedback to stop.
http://www.cnsproductions.com - Dr. Darryl Inaba comments on New Connections - 3rd Annual Southern Oregon Educational Conference on Advances in Chemical Dependency and Mental Health Treatment, April 17-18, 2008, Medford, Oregon Distributed by Tubemogul.