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Tobacco and Cannabis: Talk from ResearchFest (video)

Posted 29 November 2012 by Suzi Gage

Back in September I was involved in organising a conference to celebrate Children of the 90s 21st birthday. It was a unique day, as the delegates of the conference were not academics, but the participants in the cohort; the people who give up their time (and bodily fluids) for our work. I wrote about the day here, but the video of the talk I gave, alongside Marcus Munafò, is now up online, so I thought I'd share it here. Our... Read more

Predictors of addiction: Why being able to hold your booze might not be a good thing

Posted 18 November 2012 by Suzi Gage

This weekend I’ve been thinking about addiction. Admittedly, I think a lot about addiction! I am in the process of making a series of podcasts about recreational drugs, and while at a neuropsychopharmacology conference last month, I interviewed Anne Lingford-Hughes about research in to alcohol. Some of her comments really got me thinking about the nature of addiction, and why some of us can have a few drinks while others find the need for alcohol can consume them. Alcohol has... Read more

Perspective on cannabis dependence and IQ

Posted 29 August 2012 by Suzi Gage

Reports from various news outlets have been discussing a paper published a couple of days ago in PNAS. The paper investigates cannabis dependence, and it’s relation to change in IQ. Media articles have interpreted these findings as ‘cannabis use is harmful to adolescent brains, but not afterwards’. Now, before I go on, I should say that I’m not disputing that this may be the case, but I don’t think this paper provides as strong evidence as is being reported, for... Read more