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    Opioids May Interfere With Parenting Instincts, Study Finds

    Not an excuse for violence against children by any means. But, may help explain in part the unthinkable behavior of many adults, including parents, toward children in cases seen here on WS.

    What the study subjects didn’t know was that the photos had been manipulated to adjust the “baby schema,” the term used to describe the set of facial and other features like round faces and big eyes that make our brains register babies as irresistible, kicking in our instinct to care for them. Sometimes the babies’ features were exaggerated to make them even more adorable; in others, the chubby cheeks and big eyes were reduced, making the faces less appealing. Studies show that a higher baby schema activates the part of the brain called the ventral striatum, a key component of the brain reward pathway.

    Compared with the brains of healthy people, the brains of people with opioid dependence didn’t produce strong responses to the cute baby pictures. But once the opioid-dependent people received a drug called naltrexone, which blocks the effects of opioids, their brains produced a more normal response.

    Read more at ... http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/13/we...ml?partner=rss
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    Naltrexone has been controversial treatment but very successful. Im blown away government doesn't fund naltraxone more. I feel the issue is the addicts cut the slow release device out of their bodies if not rock bottom in quitting, and its about $2000USD for a dose.

    Captagon, an amphetamine was said not long ago, to turn soldiers into non feeling zombie killers just walking through towns killing anything and everything.

    Here is a reference to some of the material.
    ‘Captagon’: The drug which fuels ISIS and turns soldiers into ‘Superhumans’
    https://au.news.yahoo.com/thewest/a/...rhumans/#page1

    I spoke to a German friend not long ago. He was telling me about Hitler being injected by his doctor with meth by day, opioid by night

    Hitler's all-conquering stormtroopers 'felt invincible because of crystal meth-style drug Pervitin'
    http://www.independent.co.uk/news/wo...-10499087.html

    So yeah, drugs turn people into sociopathic killers on many occasions. You will not be mitigated on the murder of someone under the influence. This is why psychoactive illicit drugs are illegal.
    Last edited by crabstick; 10-14-2016 at 08:47 PM.



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