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The 'Stoner Movie' as a cinematic genre

The 'Stoner Movie' as a cinematic genre

There are many movies about 'stoners' - films with characters who frequently use cannabis but many of these films are not, by definition, stoner [...] Read more

The Importance of Self-Efficacy

The Importance of Self-Efficacy

The Client Evaluation of Self and Treatment (CEST) assessment discussed in an earlier post, contains questions that measure a client's 'Expectancy' or [...] Read more

Self-Esteem and Problematic Substance Use

Self-Esteem and Problematic Substance Use

This is the third in a series of articles looking at psychosocial functioning and problematic substance use. The previous two looked at depression and [...] Read more

Anxiety and Problematic Substance Use

Anxiety and Problematic Substance Use

This is the second in a series of articles looking at psychosocial functioning and problematic substance use. The first article looked at depression. [...] Read more

Depression and Problematic Substance Use

Depression and Problematic Substance Use

This is the first in a series of articles looking at the relationship between psychosocial functioning and problematic substance use. Research [...] Read more

ITEP and CEST

ITEP and CEST

This is the first in a series of articles about the International Treatment Effectiveness Programme (ITEP), the Client Evaluation of Self and [...] Read more

'Skunk' causes psychosis, Ibuprofen causes headaches

'Skunk' causes psychosis, Ibuprofen causes headaches

An article by Gage et al. (2016) that I read recently, 'Assessing causality in associations between cannabis use and schizophrenia risk: a two-sample [...] Read more

What's in a name? Why Soma?

What's in a name? Why Soma?

Soma (Sanskrit सोम sóma), or Haoma (Avestan), from Proto-Indo-Iranian 'sauma', was a ritual drink of importance among the early Indo-Iranians, and the [...] Read more

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