Is it possible that the same naturally occurring ingredients found in licorice, yes that same root that candy is made from, could in fact help with cocaine addiction? Continue reading
Cocaine is an extremely powerful drug that has a crippling effect on the brain. Designing a suitable and effective cocaine addiction treatment program is one of the toughest challenges in the realm of medical rehabilitation. However, a recent medical breakthrough suggests that there is hope for cocaine addicts who are going through a demoralizing and disheartening cycle of rehabilitation followed by relapse.
Treating Cocaine Addiction via Injection
Tom Kosten, a psychiatrist at the Baylor College of Medicine has developed a treatment method that might just be the answer to address the age-old problem of cocaine addiction. Continue reading
Cocaine abuse is becoming a huge problem among physicians. According to addiction medicine doctor and psychiatrist Lisa Alloju, cocaine is one of the most typically abused stimulant drugs in the U.S., and physicians are not immune to the power that cocaine has over its users. Among professionals like physicians, attorneys, athletes, bankers, and accountants, cocaine abuse is common, and since these folks often have access to a good income, they often develop daily habits or go on cocaine binges that cost thousands of dollars a month. And sadly, as a result, they often end up losing their family and friends, their physical health, and the privilege to practice medicine, law, or work in the profession that they trained for. Still others may end up in bankruptcy, or even pay the ultimate price to this horrible drug – their lives.
Identification of Impaired Physicians
As per Dr. Alloju, an impaired physician is a physician who is no longer able to fulfill his professional responsibilities due to mental illness, alcoholism, or dependency on drugs. Around fifteen percent of all physicians will experience impairments at some time during their careers. Continue reading