Molecular Fingerprint Of Cocaine Addiction Revealed

Molecular Fingerprint Of Cocaine Addiction Revealed

…”The changes we identified are profound and affect the structure, metabolism and signaling of neurons,” said lead author Nilesh Tannu, M.D. “It is unlikely that these types of changes are easily reversible after drug use is discontinued, which may explain why relapse occurs.”…

World No Alcohol Day

Oct 2 to be ‘World No Alcohol Day’?-India-The Times of India

NEW DELHI: Mahatma Gandhi’s birth anniversary could soon be a dry day globally. India has officially proposed at the ongoing World Health Assembly in Geneva that October 2 be declared ‘World No Alcohol Day’. …

‘Sober Companions’ Help Rich Addicts Stay Clean

‘Sober Companions’ Help Rich Addicts Stay Clean « Alcohol Self-Help News

Everyday people in recovery often turn to support groups or an Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) sponsor when they face a possible relapse, but some celebrities and other wealthy addicts are turning to paid “sober companions” to help maintain their sobriety…

I suppose it’s hard to go hang out at the local clubhouse when you’re a Fortune 500 name, but it would probably do them a world of good.

Meteorology Lesson

Oh I could spin you tales of troughs aloft
How masses move between the poles and doldrums
Regale you with the intricacies of
The Polar High, La Niña and El Niño

And you’d be fascinated by the way
The air flows along isobars and boundaries
And how the cold fronts form when air slides under
The humid masses moving from the tropics

Or we could step outside and close our eyes
And be the wind


©Copyright William E. Webb, 2008

Alcohol and HIV/AIDS

Alcohol and HIV/AIDS

People with alcohol use disorders are more likely than the general population to contract HIV (human immunodeficiency virus). …

Or, to put it another way, drinking too much makes you stupid and careless.