Category Archives: Sober living

How Long Does Cocaine Stay In Your System, Urine, Blood, Saliva, Hair?

The risk of addiction is even higher with crack cocaine because its effects are more immediate and more intense. There are quite a few known interactions between cocaine and other substances, including over-the-counter (OTC) and prescription medications and other drugs. Cocaine typically stays in your system for 1 to 4 days but can be […]

How Long Does Cocaine Stay in Your Hair Follicle: Understanding the Science

Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was recently proposed as a valid tool for therapeutic purposes in addictions, including cocaine use disorder (CocUD). We collected hair samples from nine CocUD patients at different stages from the beginning of treatments. Hair sample analyses revealed significant changes in the patterns of cocaine use, according to the negativity of […]

The Truth About Dopamine After Alcohol Addiction Recovery

Second messengers also can act on ion channels or travel to the nucleus to alter gene expression. Other serotonin-activated receptors (i.e., the 5-HT3 receptors) double as ion channels. Different alleles alcohol and dopamine of the genes in the various pathways are being studied in different population groups across the world. However, what remains to be […]

Invasive species as drivers of evolutionary change: cane toads in tropical Australia PMC

For example, mammal abundance may vary seasonally and differ among years, depending upon rainfall patterns [35], so that we may have failed to detect small mammals even when they were episodically abundant. The near-extirpation of large varanids induces mesopredator release, with potential impacts on smaller prey [6]. Hence, invasive toads may indirectly depress prey availability […]

Problem drinking linked to increased risk of suicide attempt and self-harm University College London

In addition, easy access to a variety of clinical and nonpharmacological interventions can be helpful. These interventions may include psychotherapy, motivational interviewing, cultural and family engagement, fostering spiritual beliefs, and limiting access to alcohol at the community level. Additionally, clinicians should address coexisting smoking addiction, because people with psychiatric symptoms of alcohol withdrawal disorders often […]

Electrolyte abnormalities in the alcoholic patient

However, two arguments can be made to justify the use of mainly unadjusted RR formulas in the 2005 GBD study. First, in risk analysis studies (Ezzati et al. 2004) almost all of the underlying studies of the different risk factors only report unadjusted risks. Relying on adjusted risks would severely bias the estimated risk functions […]

10 Ways Narcissists and Alcoholics Are Similar

The current study explored the relationship between narcissism and alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, problem recognition, evaluation, and problem expectancies in a college population. Grandiose and vulnerable narcissism differentially predicted all five of the outcomes. An overall mean score of narcissism was calculated for the two subscales (i.e., grandiose and vulnerable narcissism). Studies suggest that “narcissists […]