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Darryl S. Inaba, PharmD, CADC-V, CADC III

If Cannabis is Legal Does That Mean it is Safe?

Thursday, December 8, 2016,
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If Cannabis is Legal Does That Mean it is Safe?

Just because cannabis is legal on the West Coast and in Colorado, that doesn't mean it is safe.  Marijuana stimulates the nucleus accumbens and that will always come with a flood of dopamine.  Dopamine is the brain chemical that tells you, Do It Again! 

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Marijuana: Its effects and mechanisms of action

Tuesday, May 5, 2015,
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Dr. Darryl Inaba is Director of Clinical and Behavioral Health Services for the Addictions Recovery Center and Director of Research and Education of CNS Productions in Medford, Oregon. He is an associate Clinical Professor at the University of California in San Francisco, CA., Special Consultant, Instructor, at the University of Utah School on Alcohol and Other Drug Dependencies in Salt Lake City, UT and a Lifetime Fellow at Haight Ashbury Free Clinics, Inc., in San Francisco, CA. Dr. Inaba has authored several papers, award winning educational films and is co-author of Uppers, Downers, All Arounders a text on addiction and related disorders that is used in more than 400 colleges and universities. He has been honored with over 90 individual awards for his work in the areas of prevention and treatment of substance abuse problems. In March 2015, RecoveryView.com interviewed Dr. Inaba on what is the current knowledge of marijuana’s effects and mechanisms of action in the human body.

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The Use and Misuse of Opiates in Pain Management

Wednesday, March 11, 2015,
Categories: Addiction Medicine
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Addiction: Conditioning the brain for reward

            It is estimated that there are 1.7 million heroin and 3 to 4 million prescription opiate addicts in America. Recent data informs us that in this current era of opiate abuse more people are dying from prescription drug overdoses including opiates than are dying from highway accidents.  To better understand what we in the treatment and recovery field are facing, it is useful to consider the science of pain and reward.

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