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How Pot, Cocaine, and Hunger Intersect in the Brain


Health & Wellness  (tags: abuse, Body-Mind-Spirit, diet, drugs, ethics, government, healthcare, investigation, medicine, prevention, protection, research, risks, safety, science, society, study, treatment, warning )

Kit
- 1000 days ago - discovermagazine.com
Researchers are studying the role that the endocannabinoid system plays in cravings, and using their findings to try to control our excesses. Just in case: http://discovermagazine.com/2011/nov/18-how-pot-co caine-hunger-intersect-in-brain



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wolfNoFwdsPls a. (135)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 3:26 pm
links in the description don't work, even if they're written correctly (without blank)
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> control our excesses
by pharmaceuticals ??? what a stupid idea -- " I'm always struck by how [compulsive some 'scientists', and most of industry] are aiming at the bull's-eye of the wrong targets. " (borrowing words from Food., Inc. (2008) )

 

Past Member (0)
Sunday December 18, 2011, 4:05 pm
thank you
 

Quanta Kiran (65)
Monday December 19, 2011, 2:26 am
Thanks.
 

Carmen S. (611)
Monday December 19, 2011, 11:11 am
thanks Kit
 

KARLOLINA G. (118)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:04 pm
Thanks
 

Val R. (241)
Monday December 19, 2011, 1:48 pm
Yet this is how they plan on controlling us - put us all on mind-controlling drugs - and we will pant and sit on command ,,,, NOT! I will fight!
 

Phyllis P. (416)
Monday December 19, 2011, 3:00 pm
@ Val, I understand your feelings. I despise the drug companies on many fronts. However, I am a cocaine addict. And I can tell you this: an addict who is in the grip of a horrible addiction would welcome any relief to a craving. I have tried several. Aericular accupunture, which by the way, does help the cravings. I even took part in a study done by Univerisity of Virginia in Charlottesville that tested a drug used for epilepsy that seemed to curb cravings. I will never forget it. It was New Years Eve, I had $30 on me and normally would have spent it on the drug to celebrate the New Years. But I bought a subway sub instead. I couldn't believe not having that craving. It was such freedom. Thanks for letting me share.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:42 am

Thanks for sharing that Phyllis.
 

Kit B. (276)
Tuesday December 20, 2011, 6:43 am

Just by clicking on |Visit Site| I am able to access the correct link. Perhaps we might just report these problems to Care2, when they occur.
 

Jessica Evans (1)
Monday December 26, 2011, 8:32 pm
I'm an addictions counselor
 

Kathy Parsons (20)
Wednesday December 28, 2011, 2:49 am
Noted
 

Amanda Adams (201)
Wednesday December 28, 2011, 3:56 pm
Thanks
 

Brian M. (145)
Thursday February 2, 2012, 12:44 pm
It is time to end the failed War on Drugs. We need to regulate and tax cannabis and make it more accessible for those who need it to treat medical conditions.
 

Benny R. (7)
Friday April 13, 2012, 6:46 am
Interesting article. While not completely harmless (there is some evidence it could lead to psychosis), the medicinal use of cannabis would definitely bring relief to many of us, who suffer severe neuropathic pain as result of having inherited a Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, for which there is no cure. I am on maximum doses of all the medicines my Neurologist suggested, and still suffer from severe pain. There is no dignity in suffering pain, while knowing that many alternatives based on cannabis- and coca-leaves exist, and should be tried to see if they are helpful. For more please see:

^ Devane WA, Hanus L, Breuer A, Pertwee RG, Stevenson LA, Griffin G, Gibson D, Mandelbaum A, Etinger A, Mechoulam R (December 1992). "Isolation and structure of a brain constituent that binds to the cannabinoid receptor". Science 258 (5090): 19469. doi:10.1126/science.1470919. PMID 1470919.

^ Mechoulam R, Fride E (1995). "The unpaved road to the endogenous brain cannabinoid ligands, the anandamides". In Pertwee RG. Cannabinoid receptors. Boston: Academic Press. pp. 233258. ISBN 0-12-551460-3.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anandamide
 
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