addicts

Oreos as ‘addictive’ as cocaine in lab rat study

Anyone who’s ever eaten an Oreo knows how difficult it can be to eat just one. Scientists have long suspected that our brains crave junk food in the same way they crave other pleasurable substances, such as illegal drugs. Previous studies in rodents and in humans have shown the same…

More heroin for heroin addicts – is the Department of Health quite off its head?

By Kathy Gyngell Free heroin dispensing on the NHS is getting closer. For seven years now the Department of Health has pumped our money into its ‘injectable opiate treatment trials’ to prove that it ‘works’. Now, according to announcement this week, it plans to pour good money after bad, efficacious…