Stop telling me ‘Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong’

You may have heard Johann Hari declare that ‘everything we think we know about addiction is wrong’ in his Ted talk of the same name (with nearly 4 million views), or his Huffington post article ambitiously titled “The Likely Cause of Addiction Has Been Discovered, and It Is Not What You Think”. Hari emphasizes the […]

Taking a vape break…

E-cigarette use is now more common than cigarette use among teens [1], and has become increasingly popular with adults who wish to quit smoking by using a safer alternative to cigarettes. In case you have been living under a rock, e-cigarettes are devices that allow you to heat and inhale nicotine, the main substance that […]


To my knowledge, is not a website that actually exists yet (at least not on the indexed web). But there is a website where you can see if you’re getting a good deal on your prescription drugs. On StreetRX, you can get the latest street prices of all sorts of prescription meds, and […]

Naloxone Distribution for Canada’s Opioid Overdose Epidemic – Does it save lives?

Lots of people have been prescribed an opioid at some point in their lives – in fact, Canada is the second-largest per capita consumer of prescribed opioids [1]. And about 99 000 Canadians used opioids recreationally in 2012 [2] (although the real number is probably higher. If Statistics Canada called you up one day for a […]

Spice World

People of the world…don’t spice up your life. Seriously. Why? Well, the chemical composition of Spice products is constantly changing to avoid regulation. So each package is different and – like a box of chocolates – you never know what you’re gonna get. Different compounds, different amounts, and different potencies. While this doesn’t completely answer […]

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