Thursday, November 19, 2009

Advances in drug treatment

I think we're all aware that addictions in general and drug addictions in particular have become more common in recent years? There are a number of reasons for this of course, including the fact that as a richer society it's possible for people to get access to more addictive substances. There's also the point that we know a great deal more about what addiction is now so that behaviors that would previously have been classed as odd or wrong are now recognised for what they are: addictions. However, there's a fortunate happenstance as well: precisely because we know more about drug addiction we also know more about drug treatment.

For example, we now know that it's often not the addiction itself which is the entire problem: there may or can be (and some would insist must be) an underlying problem which led to the addiction. Unless that underlying problem is also addressed then the addiction will always be poised to return: what AA sometimes calls "dry drunks" for example. This is what has led to one of the major advances in drug treatment, "dual diagnosis". Not just looking to end the addiction but the problem which led to the addiction as well.

We also know that drug treatment in the normal, everyday, surroundings doesn't work all that well. The reminders, behaviors and temptations to relapse are simply too great: which is why residential or campus-like treatment centers are the modern norm.

It is true that addictions are becoming more common: but the good news is that we're also, in parallel, working out how to defeat such addictions.

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

The Carrie Prejean sex tape is child pornography

Now here's an interesting turn up for the books: the Carrie Prejean sex tape is child pornography.

Now we all know the story about the Prejean sex tape. She was suing the pageant organisers and they were suing her. Then up pops this sex tape and her case collapses: for you've got to sing an agreement that you've not done such things beore you enter such pageants.

However, it now turns out that she made the tape when she was 17. That makes it child pornography. Anyone selling, distributing or even watching it, could go to jail.

So don't start lçooking around your video stores for the Carrie Prejean sex tape: it's child pornography and you're simply not going to find it.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Is Katie Holmes Your Favourite Celebrity?

So, is Katie Holmes your favourite celebrity? Do you have a favourite celebrity? If not, don't you think you ought to choose one?

While you're thinking about that why not check out the site dedicated to news about Katie Holmes? There's a series of news reports and stories about her, as well as photographs and even news video.

There's also a section on Katie Holmes' marriage to Tom Cruise. So why not check it out?

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Do We Get Him Done?

That's the question that faces all parents of male children. Circumcision or not?

Is it right to lop a bit off the end of the miniature todger in order to protect him from STDs, from penile cancer, at the loss of some sensitivity?

Well, the argument about sensitivity might not really be all that valid. Click through to see why circumcision, and that loss of sensitivity, probably leads to heightened sexual pleasure, not lowered.

So that solves that argument then, eh?

Friday, June 01, 2007

Joslyn Noel Morse

So now we find out the name of he mystery blonde who has been carrying on with Alex Rodrguez. It's Joslyn Noel Morse.

Rich sportsman, playing out of town, ends up playing away as well? How surprising is this?

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mariah Carey and Janet Jackson

Looks like Nelly wants both of them:

St. Louis rapper Nelly is stated to be planning a collaboration with Janet Jackson and Mariah Carey. Jermain Dupri is revealed as saying that the rapper is refusing to take no for an answer on having them join him in the studio.

The "So So Def" CEO and founder Jermain Dupri told MTV in a recent conversation, "Nelly's got a crazy collaboration he's trying to put together, which is him, Janet and Mariah Carey all on one song. That's what he wants. If he could convince them to do it, it would be crazy. He wants Janet to rap a 16-bar verse, he wants Mariah to sing the hook and he's gonna do two verses. He has it all planned out. You ask him about it! This is what he wants; he's 100 per cent deadlocked into it."

One question though: who are all of these people?

Tuesday, April 17, 2007

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