The Daily Buzz: The Trouble With Addiction Science; Professional Guinea Pigs; Drugging Pedophiles

May 09 2016

The Daily Buzz: The Trouble With Addiction Science; Professional Guinea Pigs; Drugging Pedophiles

Monday, May 9th, 2016

The Elusive Science of Addiction [Today Online]
Human beings aren’t rats. Yet so much of addiction science relies on studies that have nothing to do with how humans live their lives.

America’s Opioid Addiction: “I Ended Up Selling All My Valuable Stuff to Buy Pills” [The Guardian]
The response to the turmoil overrunning parts of central Appalachia has been sluggishis the premise of addiction as a moral failing partly to blame?

Looming Marijuana Ruling Could Limit Federal Prosecutions [Associated Press]
The case could help resolve a longstanding conflict between states and the federal government.

Professional “Guinea Pigs” Can Make a Living Testing Drugs [NPR]
Doesn’t seem like the best life plan.

Sweden Giving Drugs to Pedophiles to Suppress Their Sexual Urges [The Independent]
A Swedish study is looking at using a prostate cancer drug to stop those with pedophile tendencies from committing a crime.

This Drug-Sniffing Car Knows Where Your Drugs Are [Vice News]
The vehicle is capable of detecting trace amounts of illicit substances in the air and then pinpointing the exact location of the source on a map.