Stuart Caldwell

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Perverse U.S. Drug Policies Promote Drug Addiction and Deaths

To get your mind around just how dumb and perverse are our drug policies, you first have to absorb these astounding facts:<p>The U.S. has more deaths from drug overdoses than from car accidents.<br>• Most are due to prescription narcotics, not street drugs.<br>• Heroin deaths have also doubled in the past two …

'Drug addiction comes with huge amounts of stigma attached'

<b>I have specialised in addiction psychiatry for the past 12 years</b> and in that time I've seen very significant changes in the field. Ten years ago, I was almost exclusively treating problems related to five substances: heroin, crack cocaine, powder cocaine, benzodiazepine and, of course, alcohol. …

Is Drug Addiction Genetic?

In the new Vanity Fair cover story, Robert Downey Jr. talks about his struggles with drugs and his concern that he may have passed on an addictive …

Drug addiction draws more negative feelings than mental illness

While both are treatable health conditions, stigma of drug addiction much more pronounced, seen as 'moral failing.'<p>People are significantly more …

Mental Health

Meet The Scientists Who May Have Found The Cure For Drug Addiction

Researchers are closer than ever before to finding a cure for dependence on stimulants like methamphetamine and cocaine. But will big pharma and the FDA stand in the way?