Category Archives: Addiction


It’s official – e-cigarettes can be recommended as a smoking cessation aid. We still don’t know for sure how safe they are, but we do know that whatever risk they might carry is a heck of a lot less than … Continue reading

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Image and performance enhancing drugs (IPEDs)

IPEDs include: Anabolic steroids Growth hormone Tanning peptides – melanotan I and II, bremelanotide Cosmetic injectables – botulinum toxin, dermal fillers Oil injectable synthol (enlarges the appearance of muscle) Often injected, and hence come with usual risks of injectable drugs … Continue reading

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Stopping benzodiazepines

Interesting post in February’s BJGP – a three-arm RCT looked at how to persuade patients on long-term BZDs to stop. The group looked at were adults (18 – 80 yrs) who had used BZDs daily for at least six months … Continue reading

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