2 min readCocaine Abuse and Dependence TreatmentThe principles of cocaine rehabilitation are similar to treatment of alcoholism or sedativism. Detoxification is a prerequisite in the treatment of this disorder.Antianxiety DrugsSevere cocaine induced agitation can be treated with diazepam (Valium) 5 to 10 mg every 3 hours IM or PO. Tachyarrhythmias can be treated with propranolol (Inderol) 10 to 20 mg PO every 4 hours.Antidepressant DrugsIn preliminary tests, imipramine and desipramine reduced cocaine euphoria and craving.LithiumLithium has been reported to block cocaine euphoric effects, though recent evidence suggests lithium is effective only in bipolar or cyclothymic patients.Other DrugsVitamin C (0.5 g PO every 6 hours) may increase urinary excretion by acidifying urine.Treatment outcome is affected more by such factors as employment status, family support, and degree of antisocial features than by initial motivation for treatment.It is likely that some heavy cocaine users, like other heavy drug users, suffer from chronic anxiety, depression, or feelings of inadequacy.
If you want to truly understand what is happening today in the Middle East read the bible. Saying that Israel did this or that to the Palestinians in the six day war is shortsighted when the history of war in Israel is centuries old. The history of Israel is older than the common era.
Why Would I Want Old Fashioned Pinch Pleated Drapery? I’m About to Tell YouI know, you are probably thinking, “Why does she want pinch pleated drapery instead of the stylish grommet or rod pocket drapery?” Because with the newer styles of drapery, you must grab hold of the fabric to open and close them. Over time, the natural oils in your hands will soil the fabric. The living room curtains in our previous home were silk.
There is this story of an auspicious burial site in China. The Chinese are very particular about choosing the most “auspicious” burial plots for their deceased relatives. It is in fact an irony that you will find Chinese cemeteries located at prime sites, especially on higher grounds overlooking the wide expanse of the sea, while the living are sardine packed in high density high rise buildings! The Chinese term “Sit on hill, look at sea” is the yardstick to find an auspicious burial plot..
Shlesinger has 35 minute of material just about Las Vegas: all about the Las Vegas experience, the bachelorette parties, the type of men who get cabanas, how the casino makes you feel, I go through an entire trip, she says. Ran it the last time I was there and people had a good sense of humor about it. I talked about what it like to fly to the desert to lose all your money, but still feel like a rock star.