The Ted Noffs Foundation Blog by Matt Noffs

  • Stages of Drug Dependency

    September 25, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    The causes of drug dependency have been subject to numerous theories, and for much of the last century researchers, medical professionals and those working in drug treatment have focused on one in particular. The ‘chemical hooks’ theory of drug dependence argues that there are chemicals in illicit substances that make ...
  • Does drug use cause violence?

    September 18, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    One of the factors shaping the public perception of drug use is the ongoing association of drugs and violence. One of the most common descriptive factors of methamphetamine, for example, is that it is a cause of violent or psychotic behaviour. We also know that alcohol is often cited as ...
  • Quotes about drug dependency and the War on Drugs

    September 11, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    “The amount of money and of legal energy being given to prosecute hundreds of thousands of Americans who are caught with a few ounces of marijuana in their jeans simply makes no sense - the kindest way to put it. A sterner way to put it is that it is an ...
  • The impact of regulation on self-medication

    September 04, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    Humans have long used a variety of drugs to self-medicate. Alcohol and pharmaceuticals are the most common go-to drugs for self-medication, however the risk of dependency on these drugs is high, and the health risks from excessive use can be severe.   Other drugs, such as MDMA, have been researched for ...
  • Why isn't the prescription drug epidemic an argument against regulation?

    August 28, 2017 The Noffs Team Comments
    It seems simple to say that the evident increase in prescription drug misuse is an argument against regulating illicit drugs. Pharmaceuticals are legal, and in some regions they are being misused more widely than illicit drugs, ergo regulating illicit drugs would only increase their use as well, right? That statement ...




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