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Alcohol plus hazardous substances can only lead to serious health consequences

Alcohol plus hazardous substances: Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana and Other Drugs

Sometimes we engage ourselves in very dangerous behaviors either ignorantly or knowingly but the one common denominator in these actions is that the consequences can be life threatening. When enjoying your favorite drink, you might not think it’s a big deal to have that alcoholic drink along with your prescription medication, or illicit drugs as an accompaniment. Doctor Dalal Akoury a veteran addiction expert and founder of AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center reiterates that taking alcohol plus hazardous substances is very dangerous. And in fact, mixing alcohol especially with depressant is very risky. Experts’ at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center explains that two drugs performing the same thing in the body can have more extreme and lethal effects when taken together.

And according to The Drug Abuse Warning Network report, it will interest you to note that from 2005 it was established that of all visits to the emergency room from drug use, approximately one-third of the patients were from drinking alcohol or mixing alcohol with other types of drugs. These visits often included mixing alcohol with cocaine, heroin, and marijuana and that is what is going to form the basis of our discussion under the topic “mixing alcohol with other hazardous substances.”

Alcohol plus hazardous substances: Cocaine and alcohol

The results are unpredictable when you mix alcohol with cocaine. Sometimes combining the two substances makes it difficult to feel the effects of either complication as intensely as they should while on the other hand, sometimes the mixture can increase the effects of each drug exponentially. Like for instance when you take a lot of cocaine, it’s more likely that you’ll experience worse effects from both drugs, and this could even lead to an overdose of not just cocaine but alcohol as well. Remember that cocaine is a stimulant and alcohol is a depressant. Therefore when you take cocaine, it makes your metabolism increase thereby causing the alcohol to go to your brain more quickly. The effect of this is similar to the feelings you are likely to experience when you drink alcohol in haste.

And according to the November 2003 study in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, it was established that when one take cocaine and alcohol together, your body will respond by producing coca-ethylene. Coca-ethylene can make you feel the effects of cocaine or alcohol more than if you just took either substance individually. Remember that the effect of this substance can be fatal to the point of causing heart problems and even death. This fatality can be avoided through professional treatment available at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the able leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury. You can, therefore, call today to schedule an appointment with the experts today for the commencement of your recovery journey.

Alcohol plus hazardous substances: Alcohol and heroin

Alcohol and heroin produce similar effects in the body because they are both depressants. Separately, alcohol and heroin can cause respiratory complications (breathing problems), therefore when taken together the effect can be more serious and traumatizing. Besides all these, drinking alcohol can also impair the user’s judgment, thereby motivating them to continue taking more of heroin than they normally do, potentially causing an overdose.

Alcohol plus hazardous substances: Cocaine, Heroin, Marijuana and Other Drugs

 

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