Category Archives: Drug Abuse

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. […]

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 […]

Weaning Off Addiction to Marijuana

Can Occasional Intake Of Marijuana Lead To Addiction? Q: Hi doctor, I am 29 years old male. I was addicted to marijuana. I also drank alcohol occasionally. Few months ago, I became psychologically disturbed. I started to think that most of the people surrounding me are my enemy. I was fearing my friends. I was […]