Category Archives: Addictions

Codeine Addiction and Abuse

Codeine Abuse and Addiction It is not a very commonly used recreational drug. Abuse usually starts after the drug is given for some therapeutic purposes, like for treating irritating cough or pain. This drug is a opioid narcotic, and is used as a antitussive to control cough. Also, it’s used as a pain reliever in […]

Alcohol Detection in the Body

How Long Does Alcohol Stay in the Body? Alcohol is detectable for about 10 hours after consumption. After that, it is usually not detected. When a person takes alcohol, it slowly enters into its blood stream. While in blood, alcohol is slowly excreted out in sweat, breath and urine. It may be detected by Breathalyzers […]

Effects of Cocaine on Pregnancy

Effects of Cocaine on Fetus During Pregnancy The drug is very toxic, both for the baby as well as for the mother’s health. It should never be consumed throughout pregnancy and lactation. Pregnancy is an act of holding responsibility. This is the first promise you make to a soul that you would guard him in […]

Great American Smoke Out During Nov 2013

Quit Smoking – Great Smoke Out During November 2013 The American Cancer Society observes the Great American smoke out day during November each year. Millions of Americans join the society and spend a smoke-free day. This encourages them to quit smoking and use of other tobacco related products in near future. Observing this day is […]

Do Legally Prescribed Drugs Have Benzoylecgonine as Metabolite?

Do Legally Prescribed Drug Produce the Metabolite Benzoylecgonine? Q: In what legally prescribed drugs is benzoylecgonine an ingredient. -By Joann, female age 56 Reply: The legally prescribed drugs do not produce benzoylecgonine as a metabolite. That is the reason this metabolite is used for cocaine drug screening, almost as a fingerprint testing. It is very specific. […]

High Blood Pressure and Drinking

Effect of Alcohol on Blood Pressure Q: Dear doctor, I am a diabetic and blood pressure person taking tablet since last 3 years. Can I consume 50 ml alcohol every day? Will it give any trouble to me? Reply: Alcohol is not a recommended beverage to be taken. It increases blood pressure, both in short […]

Chronic Hepatitis in Drug Users

Chronic Hepatitis With Acidemia Leading to Cardiac Arrest Q: I have questions regarding my relative’s autopsy and toxic reports. My relative was 26 and weighed 65 kg. The paramedics administered diazepam, epinephrine, atropine and lidocaine.  I assume they did that because my research says that’s what they give seizure patients. Do they? The results say: Blood […]