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The Alcohol and Tobacco Industries Should Have Same Standard

By Jim Gogek and Ed Gogek While the tobacco industry cowers under a fusillade of million-dollar lawsuits, government regulations and condemnation from all sides, another industry sells its highly addictive and dangerous drug in peace and harmony. This billion-dollar industry openly manipulates the drug content of its product, catering to addiction. They pitch their ads […]

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Griffin v. Coughlin

88 N.Y.2d 674 (1996)673 N.E.2d 98649 N.Y.S.2d 903 In the Matter of David Griffin, Appellant, v. Thomas A. Coughlin, III, as Commissioner of the New York State Department of Correctional Services, et al., Respondents. Court of Appeals of the State of New York. Argued February 15, 1996.Decided June 11, 1996. Robert N. Isseks, Middletown, and Alex Smith for […]

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ALCOHOLISM: SOCIAL AS WELL AS PSYCHO-MEDICAL PROBLEM– THE MISSING “BIG PICTURE”

By Arthur G. Nikelly McKinley Health Center University of Illinois at Urbana JOURNAL OF ALCOHOL & DRUG EDUCATION Spring 1994, pp. 1-12 ABSTRACT Precapitalist societies did not experience severe problems with alcoholism as they exist today. The broad parameters associated with alcohol abuse have not been explicitly investigated by alcohol educators and researchers. Instead, they […]

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The Happy Neurons

by Mark P. I have been following the literature on chemical dependency for 17years and always like to get my $.02 in. Especially since this has been a topic of discussion here of late. The nature of chemical dependency is, to me, one of nature’s really fascinating stories. Why is there such a thing as […]

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