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2014-05-23 23:09:15

The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) Addiction Medicine Review Course, September 3-6, 2014 in Anaheim, California, prepares physicians to take the American Board of Addiction Medicine Certification Exam (offered on November 15) and to refresh their knowledge and understanding of the diagnosis and treatment of substance use disorders. San Francisco, CA (PRWEB) May 23, 2014 The California Society of Addiction Medicine (CSAM) presents its Review Course and ABAM Certification...

Kicking Cocaine Addiction With A One-Two Punch
2012-08-09 10:56:41

Connie K. Ho for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Researchers from Scripps Research Institute recently revealed that a two-drug combination could possibly help those battling cocaine addiction. The combination made up of naltrexone and buprenoprine, two existing pharmaceutical drugs, is a therapy that would help reduce individuals´ want for cocaine and also lessen their feelings of withdrawal. Scientists believed that the therapy is a step forward as there are currently no...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'