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May 02nd 2011:Zombification by Drugs

How do you find out about addiction? If you are a kid, you usually hear about drugs from other kids. They don’t know much, because they have just started using drugs, or haven’t used them. Parents tend to know little about what is going on at school, and what knowledge they have tends to be a generation out of date. Addiction and drug use is a complicated area of knowledge. Addiction can be psychological, brain changes are absolutely biological, and drug use occurs in a certain social context. Books for teens tend to be written by novelists with variable knowledge of the topic. “Widespre

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Brian Johnson M.D.

Brian Johnson M.D. is Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Anesthesia at SUNY Upstate and Co-Chair of the annual workshop of the American Psychoanalytic Association, “The Addicted Patient in Psychoanalysis and Psychotherapy.” He is an affiliated research investigator at the Syracuse VA Medical Center; Center for Integrated Healthcare from which he has received a grant for a metanalysis of pain treatments; NSAIDs versus opioids. Dr. Johnson received his BS in engineering biology from Columbia University and his MD from New York Medical College. He went through two years of internal medicine residency in New York City, completed his psychiatry residency at Cambridge Hospital, and his ana
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