"He took too much LSD in the '60s". No, really. Any number of Americans approaching old age are doing so with long-term illegal drug habits. If you've seen the Osbournes
on TV, Ozzy seems the picture of the sort of cognitive impairment you can expect someone to have after years of illegal drug use. Is this typical of such a person? Can someone be rendered mentally incompetent by means of a history of long-term illegal drug use? Would someone with obvious cognative impairment like Ozzy still be considered legally competant?
posted by bunky
on Oct 19, 2009 -
I am trying to figure out the name of a horror/sci-fi movie from my childhood. It's a movie where a guy wakes up one day and he has a little alien slug/worm that lives on the back of his neck and talks to him. The alien has drilled a hole in the back of his neck and now injects a powerful narcotic/hallucinogen directly into his brain and controls the guy's life. Nobody knows about the alien slug, and at the end of the movie, he squeezes the alien slug to death and it administers a lethal dose to him, and his head blows up. Name that movie! As I'm older I realize it was a metaphor for drug addiction... and frequently try and explain the plot of the movie to people as best as I can remember. It was probably released around 1991. It may have gone straight to DVD or cable. TIA
posted by Mr_Crazyhorse
on Oct 11, 2009 -
Find This Video Game Filter: Arcade machine, may not exist on a console, reminiscent of Pitfall with better graphics, approximately 12-15 years ago, played it at a local drugstore. More Details inside. Please help a video game guy! [more inside]
posted by xdeliriumx
on Jun 10, 2009 -
I have enjoyed recreational drugs for many years. Loved coke. Enjoyed grass. Had great results from speed,percocet,demerol. This was in my thirties. I had no problems with the drugs.
Now I am in my 60's and on anti-depressants (that work)
My question: Now I get no reaction whatsoever from coke,grass,booze or E. Anybody know what's up with my chemistry?
posted by anonymous
on May 11, 2009 -
I may have to take a pre-employment drug test very soon, and I'm worried about whether the totally legal and authorized stimulants I'm taking are going to keep me from getting hired. Are my worries reasonable, and if so is there anything I should do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by croutonsupafreak
on Mar 15, 2009 -
I know that when medicine expires or is no longer needed, the best way to dispose of it is to take it to a local pharmacy with a disposal program and hand it off to them to take care of it.
But that gets me to wondering - then what? [more inside]
posted by sandraregina
on Jan 26, 2009 -
How does the recent decriminalization of Marijuana in Massachusetts effect the drug testing policy this state has had for so long? Will Marijuana be taken off the drug testing roster?
posted by bostonhill
on Nov 30, 2008 -
Will the drug that my vet prescribed kill my cat? It's unapproved for use in the US. [more inside]
posted by Braeog
on Sep 23, 2008 -
I have noticed that TV ads for prescription drugs that feature actors directly addressing you always (?) have the voice track lip-synched. The audio is obviously different from what would have been recorded originally, and this seems to be consistent. Why is this? A friend suggested this somehow avoids some FDA regulation about endorsing drugs. This is in the USA.
posted by adamrice
on Sep 18, 2008 -
Where online can I find a list of vocabulary from "The Wire" and some plain-language definitions? [more inside]
posted by gwenzel
on May 16, 2008 -
Where on the Web do I find anti-drug activities (word games, art, crafts, specifically addressing drug use) for kids ages 9-12? My Google-Fu seems to be failing me. Thanks!
posted by jackypaper
on Apr 6, 2008 -
What are the legal ramifications for the crew members (camerapeople, producers, etc.) of a show like Intervention when the "stars" do illegal things? [more inside]
posted by nitsuj
on Jan 22, 2008 -
My pharmacy screwed up on my Xanax prescription, and I'm afraid they're going to hassle me for what might appear to be drug seeking behavior. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 17, 2008 -
Approximately how many people are in prison and/or dead (or not) because of the drug war? [more inside]
posted by Riki tiki
on Oct 29, 2007 -
Movie Filter: An ambulance driver, his friend, some meth and/or other drugs. An crusty old guy who is also into drugs and at a nursing home(?). Please help me remember this one! [more inside]
posted by krisptoria
on Aug 25, 2007 -
drug testing filter: does niacin really clean out all the THC in your body? What is the effect of taking large doses of niacin? [more inside]
posted by Flood
on Aug 23, 2007 -
I am thinking about applying for a job at the Federal Office of Personnel Management. They say they do drug screening, but no specifics are given. I've smoked pot one or twice recently and I am a bit concerned. Does anyone know what kind of testing (hair, urine, blood) they do? How do they feel about marijuana use? Do they do random testing once you get hired? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 10, 2007 -
Is it wise to take Pantocip, an Indian "generic" proton-pump inhibitor, instead of Protonix? [more inside]
posted by washburn
on Jun 29, 2007 -
Is there anything wrong a grad student with taking an anti-anxiety medication, Ativan, to get through the end of a school term? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jun 4, 2007 -
I was recently terminated due to the state denying licensure based on a felony conviction that no longer exists. it's a little complicated, the old felony is sealed (i was 19 at the time). is the state essentially reopening a sealed case? [more inside]
posted by andywolf
on May 25, 2007 -
Is there something like the Hungarian "Quarelin" painkiller available in the USA?
posted by redteam
on May 16, 2007 -
How do I better relate with people on anxiety and anti-depressant drugs? [more inside]
posted by dead_
on Mar 13, 2007 -
I'm looking for coupons and rebates for prescription drugs from the drug manufacturing companies. [more inside]
posted by Mrs. Smith
on Jan 31, 2007 -
A doctor has gotten my sister-in-law addicted to meds (Oxycontin). She lives in a small town with no treatment programs available, has no insurance and no money. How can I get her help? [more inside]
posted by Spoonman
on Jan 22, 2007 -
My 25 year old daughter is worrying me. She self medicates with vicodin to help her through her depression. Lately she has become comatose, falling asleep at the wheel, talking with slurred speech and denying that she is doing any drugs. Her mother took her to the hospital and they advised her to see a psychiatrist. I would like to give her the benefit of the doubt and believe that she is clean but she has a history that can't be denied. My latest thought is that she is doing but is in denial. Is there a definitive test that I can purchase from the pharmacy that would be conclusive. The part about her slurred speech, can anything else be causing this (she is also bulemic). As you can see she has alot to deal with. Any suggestions? I know she needs psychological help but I can't force her and since she is an adult she would not let her mother speak with the doctor.
posted by aisleofview
on Dec 15, 2006 -
I recently increased my dosage of lamictal from 100mg/day to 200mg/day. I was prescribed 100mg pills, whereas before I had 25mg pills. For a month's supply of 100mg/daily in 25mg units, the bill sent to my insurance was over $500. For 200mg in 100mg units, it was just under $300.
Why would more of the active ingredient cost less? I know the difference in pill count can't account for that much of a differential. What's the creative economics here?
posted by jammer
on Sep 21, 2006 -
Pls help track source of "I learned it from watching you" drug parody ad, but the kid was chastized for playing 8-bit nintendo video games. [more inside]
posted by ernie
on Sep 20, 2006 -
Does anybody know where I can get a copy of the US single "Fuzzy" By Grant Lee Buffalo? specifically I'm after Dixie Drug Store (JuJu Mix). [more inside]
posted by gergtreble
on Sep 7, 2006 -
The new girlfriend seems to be highly allergic to everything (pollen, pets, smoke, etc). She hasn't seen an allergist and takes virtually every OTC product already with poor results. Is there some remedy I can entice her with to see an allergist? What else can be done?
posted by donmayo
on Jun 14, 2006 -
I need to pick a Medicare drug plan for Mom. Is there a resource that explains the plans in relatively easy to understand language?
posted by sandra194
on Feb 16, 2006 -
A close friend of mine has a job interview today for a permanent-placement position through a personnel agency. [more inside]
posted by Makebusy7
on Jan 25, 2006 -