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Pink elephants kill – Dangers of Delirium Tremens (DT’s) by David M. Posted Sun 26 Aug 2012 4:29pm Seeing bugs when drinking? There are lots of jokes about people seeing things while drinking. Having Delirium Tremors (D.T.’s) is no joke. Withdrawal from Alcohol can be fatal. When we mention withdrawal from drugs most people think of the physical symptoms of heroin withdrawal. Kicking Heroin can make someone wish they were dead but al ... Read on »
Tripping Out, Part II by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:16pm There is no way of doing proper justice to the full range of research into LSD that occurred during the two decades following its discovery in the 1940s although some prominent pioneers tend to stand out. One of these early pioneers was Dr. Humphry Osmond. Born in 1917 in Surrey, England, Osmond trained to become a psychiatrist and later became ... Read on »
My Alcoholism — Avoid it, Live Longer. A True Story. by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Feb 2013 7:39pm While I have written a considerable amount about alcohol and drug addiction (search this blog site.  There are several blogs on addiction and chemical dependency)  I have written very little about my experience with it because it is too easy to sound overly dramatic or like a Carrie Nation reformer and I am not anti-alcohol. We have it in our h ... Read on »
Alcohol and Drugs — Cunning, Mysterious, DeadlyApril 28, 2008 by Bob Aronson Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:02pm They kill your organs slowly and painfully.  They make your organs useless to you and for transplant.  Up to 60 people could benefit from one organ & tissue donor.  But when alcohol and/or drugs (including cigarette poisons) destroy your organs, they also destory the hopes and often the lives of many people who desperately need them ... Read on »
Curing Munch by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Fri 09 Jul 2010 2:48am "I was walking along a path with two friends — the sun was setting — suddenly the sky turned blood red — I paused, feeling exhausted, and leaned on the fence — there was blood and tongues of fire above the blue-black fjord and the city — my friends walked on, and I stood there trembling with anxiety — and I sensed an infinite scream pass ... Read on »
Detox Day #2 by patientanonymous Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Thu 20 Dec 2012 12:00am I’m not sure if anyone’s noticed but there’s been a little bit of talk around here about being an addict (me=alcohol.)  That was on Twitter.  Then I mentioned it to a commenter here.  I apologized if I made the person upset, but I call things as I see them.  The proof is in the pint: I just said I am an addi ... Read on »
Last Week of Toxicology by CCLCM Student .. Medical Student Posted Fri 06 Feb 2009 7:43pm This was my last week of toxicology. We each had to give a 40-minute presentation today. Mine was on alcohol withdrawal. It turned out to be a really good topic, since I had at least one alcoholic patient on my medicine rotation who we thought might be having withdrawal. The problem with hospitalizing alcoholic patients is that since they can't g ... Read on »
Alcohol Withdrawal Treatment Regimes by rajesh moganti Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 1:57am On entry into a hospital because of alcohol withdrawal, a physical exam of the patient is done to check for some injury or medical condition. Treatment, in case needed is given for any potentially grave issues like hypertension, anemia, erratic cardiac beats or liver harm. The instant objective of alcohol withdrawal treatment is calming pat ... Read on »
Alcohol Addiction and Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms by wilfred Posted Thu 20 Aug 2009 4:57am Many individuals who are hooked to alcohol addiction and decided to stop drinking alcohol by cold turkey or go through a process in which a full stop of consumption of alcohol was done after a long term abuse of the substance. In this process, there is a huge chance that the person suffers from what is called alcohol withdrawal symptoms. These si ... Read on »
Savannah Serendipity by Andra R. Posted Sun 19 Sep 2010 12:00am Warning~ Long post with lots of photos ahead... SATURDAY NIGHT We ended up at The Distillery which is a fantastic pub without the whole fake English or Irish pub gimmick, which always falls flat for my husband the expat. Rob had fish and chips *gasp* but I opted to wait for dessert once I got a load of their signature dess ... Read on »