Chronic Marijuana Users Visit Hospitals “Scromiting”

This is one of best stories I’ve ever read in the Miami Herald, and I had to come over here to Clear the Drug Test and tell everyone about it.

What Does “Scromiting” Mean?

Long term use of marijuana could lead to “scromiting,” according to researchers. So what does this exactly mean?

This term is used to refer to people who are screaming and vomiting at the same time.

According to Roneet Lev, who Directs operations in San Diego at the Scripps Mercy Hospital, at least one person comes in daily for this condition.

This term was concocted way back in the year 2004, in Australia. It’s come to light in the U.S. more recently because the laws have become so relaxed these days, with many States going the recreational route this year, including Nevada.

It’s commonly referred to as Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome, and it can happen to any long term users of marijuana.

Just five years ago, this wasn’t something that was common, according to Kennon Heard, who is a physician in Aurora, Colorado at the University.

There is a possible link between decriminalization of marijuana and this bizarre syndrome.

In the most bizarre thing I’ve heard today, one person, named Chalfonte LeNee Queen, who lives in San Diego, has suffered from this going back 17 years.

“I’ve screamed out for death,” she told a reporter. “I’ve cried out for my mom, who’s been dead for 20 years, mentally not realizing she can’t come to me.”

There is, however, some skepticism that marijuana is actually responsible for this. An opposition view point is that the use of plant-based neem oil as a pesticide is causing this condition.

How do You Stop Scromiting from Happening?

Apparently, anyone who has had this syndrome has been able to alleviate it by taking a bath or hot shower.

Of course, the obvious solution would be to quit using marijuana entirely. Right? Seems to obvious to me, but that’s a solution that will take care of this terrible condition.

Even the amazing publication High Times is recognizing “Scromiting” – so you know this is very, very real.

If you are quitting marijuana use, you should totally detox your system.

If you are looking for employment, the best thing you can do is use a top of the line powdered urine to beat the test.

Substance Abuse Interventions

If you have a family member or close friend who has a substance abuse problem, you will know all too well how much their behavior damages their relationships, and affects the people closest to them. Often the person with the problem doesn’t see or understand this, as they are too wrapped in where their next drink or their next fix is going to come from to notice or even care.

If someone has a problem with drugs or alcohol, he is the only person who can decide if he is ready to get help with his addiction. However, you can help the person see the problems his substance abuse is causing — both for himself and for other people — by staging interventions.

However, if you are going to go down this road, you need to be prepared to stick with your friend or relative throughout the whole recovery process. An intervention is not an opportunity for you to vent your anger about how their substance abuse has affected you; it is a chance to show them that you care about the damage they are doing to their lives, and that you are willing to help them recover from their addiction in the long-term.

Staging an Effective Intervention

Many people think it is enough to gather friends and family together and to “ambush” the individual concerned with a list of their issues and grievances. This helps no one, and is actually more likely to make the person with the substance abuse problem feel even worse about themselves, turning to their drug of choice for comfort.

In order to stage effective interventions, you should make sure you have advice and input from a professional, either a therapist or a drug and alcohol counselor. They understand best how to talk to an addict in terms that will make them understand the impact of their decision, without sending them spiraling into further drink or drug use because of feelings of guilt.

Professional Help

It is particularly important that you ask for advice from a professional, or even ask them to attend your planned intervention, if the family member you are confronting has a history of mental illness or suicide. Having the support of a trained therapist can help to keep the intervention on track, while also ensuring that the mental health of the person involved is being protected at all times.

In addition, for your own safety, it might be useful to consult an expert if the drugs that they are using could be affecting their behavior. Some substance abuse can cause people to become violent or to behave unpredictably; if this happens at an intervention, it could be useful to have a professional drugs counselor in attendance to ensure that the situation does not spiral out of control.

Do Interventions Work?

Interventions can often be the wake-up call that an individual needs to finally realize the damage their substance abuse is doing to themselves, and to their family and friends. It is only the first step in a long and difficult process, but they cannot hope to recover from addiction without first accepting that they have a problem and asking for help.

Of course, interventions do not always work; sometimes an individual may not yet be ready to face the consequences of their addiction, and may be unwilling to listen to reason. This can be upsetting for friends and family taking part, but you should not give up. Keep faith with them, as future interventions may prove to be more successful.

Treatment Options For Drug And Alcohol Addiction

I write a lot of different articles about various drugs and related topics, along with information about passing drug tests, and this is an important topic as well, and it’s essential to be educated whether you may need help, or if you are looking into helping a loved one with a problem.

It is important to remember, first and foremost, that an addiction to drugs or alcohol is an illness, and like all illnesses there are different ways that the symptoms and the causes can be treated. Addiction may be considered a mental illness, but there is no doubt that drugs and alcohol cause physical harm to our bodies too.

Drinking too much can lead to liver failure and increases the risk of developing cancer. The physical effects of drug addiction depend on the kind of drug being abused, but all cause damage throughout the body: cocaine can cause heart problems; injecting heroin leads to an increased risk of contracting blood-borne diseases like Hepatitis C and HIV through sharing needles; even marijuana raises your blood pressure — very dangerous if you have a heart condition already — and smoking pot increases your chances of developing cancer according to research, despite the fact it is also used for various treatments of the same.

Drugs and alcohol damage you physically and mentally, and they also take their toll on your friends and family who have to watch you struggle with your addiction. Many addicts finally make the choice to do something about their problems because of the effect it is having on their family, especially their own children. Once you have made the decision to get help for your drug or alcohol addiction, you will need to speak to a doctor to assess the different treatment options available, and which one is most likely to work for you.

Drug Addiction Treatment Options

The first thing to know about treatment for drug addiction is that there is no “one size fits all” solution. Treatment will be different for every person who asks for help, and successful treatment will usually involve a combination of the different therapies available.

The eventual outcome for any drug treatment program is for the addict to become drug-free, to stay drug-free, and to start to live a productive life within their family and community.

These may sound like simple goals to many of us, but for someone who is addicted to drugs, even the first step can seem like an impossibility at the start of their treatment.

Detox and Withdrawal Symptoms

The first step to successful treatment for drug addiction is to stop using. Unfortunately, this first step can often be the most demanding, physically and mentally; as the body begins to detoxify, getting the last remaining traces of the drug out its system, the patient will start to experience withdrawal symptoms.

The symptoms and their severity will vary, depending on the drug and the length of time the individual has been using. Withdrawal symptoms for heroin users can be extremely debilitating, so much so that medications have been developed to safely replicate the effects of heroin on the body to prevent withdrawal symptoms from developing while other addiction treatment options are explored.

Heroin users will often be prescribed a drug called methadone, which works on the brain in the same way as heroin, but which is taken only under strict medical supervision. Methadone prevents withdrawal symptoms from developing and, almost as importantly, suppresses the cravings an addict would ordinarily have for heroin. This allows doctors to work with drug addicts on other aspects of their treatment while they are “clean,” with a view to stopping even the methadone doses in time.

Therapy and Counseling

While the detox process is underway, it is vital that counseling begins as soon as possible. These therapy session allows the addict to explore the reasons they first started using drugs, how and why they became addicted, and the reasons they now want to quit and clean up their life.

These sessions need to be held regularly, if they are to be of any use, and may involve individual or group meetings. Many people who have been successfully treated for drug addiction find it useful to continue with their therapy, in an effort to ensure that they don’t relapse during difficult times in their lives.

Some people choose to go to rehab centers for a few weeks, although this is often an expensive option. The advantage is that you have access to medication and counseling under one roof, at any time of the day or night. You are also kept under lock and key which makes relapse in the early days and weeks virtually impossible. However, while rehab works for many people, it is not essential for successful treatment of drug addiction.

Treatment for Alcoholism

Treatment for alcohol addiction has many similarities to treatment for drug addiction. Long-term, you need to work with a therapist to identify the reasons you started drinking, and all the many reasons you now have for giving up drinking. In the short term, the use of medications to hold off withdrawal symptoms and suppress cravings can be useful until you have made progress in therapy sessions.

There are four main medications which are used to prevent withdrawal symptoms from alcoholism from developing; acamprosate, naltrexone, nalmefene and disulfiram. Each individual responds differently to the different medications, and it might take a little trial and error to find the medication that is most effective for each person.

The long-term goal is to reduce the dosage of these drugs until you no longer need to take them at all, but only once you have addressed all the issues relating to your alcoholism in therapy.

Dealing with Addiction Long-term

Addicts, whether they are drug addicts or alcoholics, have to deal with their condition for the rest of their lives, long after they may appear to have made a full recovery. Many refer to themselves as recovering addicts for the rest of their lives; and they know that they cannot have another drop of alcohol or take any drugs for as long as they live, without risking a full relapse back into addiction.

Many addicts find it useful to attend support groups on a regular basis, during their efforts to give up drugs and alcohol and for years afterwards. Alcoholics Anonymous is the most famous of these support groups, but there is also a similar organization for drug addicts, and many other self-help programs are based on the same ideas. Here, individuals can continue their therapy in a kind of group session, as well as enjoying the support of people who understand their situation. Some people swear by these types of 12-Step programs, insisting that nothing else helped them successfully with their problem.

WWE Suspends Paige for 60 Days

Who here grew up watching WWF?

I for one, did.  Today, it’s called the WWE, but it’s still the same old Vinny Mac running the show and the same old entertaining stuff.

For those of you who don’t know who Vinny Mac is, it’s billionaire founder Vince McMahon, who is pretty much a legend in my book.  I don’t know anyone who has been so inspirational for such a “fake” sport and something that is scripted.  Okay, enough about my back story, let’s get into why I’m writing about drug abuse once again.

WWE Diva Paige Suspended 60 Days

A wrestler named Paige is being the talk of the media lately since she was handed a 60 day ban for a violation of the corporate policy.  The “diva,” whose real name is Saraya-Jade Bevis, says that the drug test she failed was due to a prescription medication that she had provided to the company.

However, this is a case where her employer clearly disagrees.

“Saraya-Jade Bevis tested positive for an illegal substance, not a prescription drug,” WWE’s statement to The Post read. “In addition, WWE is providing world-class medical care for her in-ring injury.”

Paige WWE

Paige and her father had suggested she had provided a prescription for the drug she tested positive for. The WWE thinks differently.

This statement also goes on to discredit her father, who was a wrestler himself under the name of Ricky Legend.

“ok here we go again yes i know about my daughters suspension once again she has not failed drug tests,” he wrote. “My daughter has had a long term neck injury which imo has not be dealt with. i would have ask my daughter to return to UK For help with this injury as help and direction in the USA Has not been forthcoming imo. She has been in pain and out of in ring action for a fair while now and has been prescribed pain killers which apparently is against the wellness program.”

“Same shit, different day,” Paige wrote on  her Twitter account last Monday.  She went on to write “Kids….please don’t get prescriptions or doctors notes.  Not acceptable.”

She has been banned previously by the company.  One more ban would give her a termination.

She is a two time Divas Champion (that’s the women’s division for those of you who aren’t into it like I am) and a native of the UK.  She’s held both championship belts at the same time, and is the only person to have done that in women’s wrestling.

The UK native is a two-time Divas Champion and was the inaugural NXT Women’s Champion in the WWE’s developmental branch. Paige is the only person to have held both championship belts at the same time.


Olympic Athlete Kisses Coked Up Woman And Fails Drug Test

This is one of those stories that would pass as “news of the bizarre.” Although I write with a lot of humor in my site updates, this one is one of the funniest things I’ve ever come across, and honestly, I’m reeling in laughter after digesting the content of the article my friend sent me. The original publication in on this page. Today, you’ll get my first hand reaction.  This isn’t a cocaine drug bust, this is a true “feel good story.”

Canadian Olympic Athlete Tests Positive for Woman’s Cocaine After Kissing Her

Yep, you read that sub headline right.  It’s not a joke, people.

Shawnacy Barber is a world champ at pole vaulting, and he was allowed to legally participate in the Olympic games after a positive test for cocaine.  An arbitrator made a ruling that the coke was ingested by accident.

Say what?

Yep, that is 100% true.  Listen to this story!

The 22 year old, who hails from Canada, had a pretty bad Olympic games.  He finished tenth.  He was ruled that he would not be suspended after testing positive for cocaine (or worse, get a four year ban) only two days before the games took place, but the news of this just started making it’s rounds, which is when my friend sent me the story.

Look, if you want to pass a drug test, just visit my home page. I tell you exactly how to do it.  In fact, here’s an article on how to pass a drug test for cocaine.  Okay, shameless plug inserted, let’s continue.

So this is where I absolutely love this story.

The man said he went to Craigslist, where he was obviously horny.  He solicited sex the night before trials.  He had a “disease free woman” come over to help him relax.  What he didn’t know is that the woman was doing blow before getting to his hotel room and then once again hit up the white stuff in his bathroom.

When Barber was ruled that he ingested the coke in this manner, it was ruled as unintentional.  It’s worth noting that he did decline booze offered by the woman, which is a power move in my mind.  Why booze up before the games?  Just get laid or get a blow job, and call it a day.

Olympic Athlete Fails Drug Test for Cocaine

This guy clearly fucks!

Do You Have A Substance Abuse Problem?

When does “use” turn into “abuse?” How does a person know when he no longer has a healthy relationship with drugs or alcohol? Can there ever be such a thing?

Substance abuse is a delicate issue because it hurts so many people, and those people do not want to alienate a loved one with accusations. Nor does a healthy individual want to become paranoid about how much he drinks.

A closer look at the topic reveals sometimes subtle, sometimes obvious clues which will help you come to a conclusion.

Substances That Are Always Problematic

There are certain drugs one can never come by legally. One must shop for them on the street, going through drug dealers whose products could be tainted. They are not legal drugs because there is no such thing as a “safe limit” and the chance of becoming addicted or even over-dosing after just one experiment is extremely high.

Methamphetamines are an example (known as “meth,” “glass,” and “crystal meth” among other aliases). While doctors frequently prescribe amphetamines in various forms to patients with Attention Deficit Disorder, narcolepsy, and to shift-workers, they do not prescribe meth.

Cocaine is another problematic drug and often associated with the wealthy. The rare individual tries this stimulant only once or at parties twice a year; most people crave it after the first time and the same is true of meth.

Certain narcotics are useful as part of a pain management strategy when prescribed by a doctor and used as directed. Narcotics for sale on the street, heroin particularly, are not legal; not safe, and they are associated with a high mortality rate. If the drug doesn’t get you, an infected needle might.

Substances Which are Sometimes Safe

Controlled substances like alcohol, amphetamines, and oxycodone are like green lights on the highway. You are safe to cross the road on a green light if no one is running the red light at that moment. In other words, you have to use caution and keep your eyes open to signs of danger. The same goes for opioid painkillers, alcohol, and “uppers.”

Alcoholics often argue that they never miss a day of work due to a hangover. They don’t binge or hit their wives. What is the problem then? Ask yourself what you first think about upon waking each morning and your last conscious thought at night.

If you are always craving a drink or can’t get to sleep without one, there could be a problem. Does stress prompt you to reach for a bottle or can of beer?

Cider, beer, and wine are as potentially addictive as whiskey, rum, and vodka by the way, so if you de-stress by drinking any of these it is possible you have forgotten how to deal with problems and that you see every task as a burden these days. There is no such thing as moderate, manageable stress anymore.

When you talk about alcohol, do you give it an alias to make it sound less like alcohol? You might refer to your “little drink,” your “pick-me-up,” or a “glass of bubbly.” In a healthy situation, people refer to booze for what it is and they don’t go through anxiety or depression when there isn’t a glass of beer/cider/wine/vodka at the end of every day, preferably three or four glasses. How much you polish off is not as important as your relationship with the substance.

Narcotic painkillers are meant to be used for a short period of time. The body can’t make its own painkilling chemicals if opiates replace them day after day. Many people refuse to take anything stronger then ibuprofen for fear of becoming addicted, even if pain is barely tolerable.

Anyone can become addicted to prescribed painkillers. Again, what do you think of when you wake up? Do you take the drug as recommended or consume more than you are told to? Obtaining a drug through any means other than a legitimate prescription is a definite substance abuse issue whether on the street, online, through means of fraud or theft. The same goes for uppers used to stimulate wakefulness during long haul driving sessions, night shifts on the maternity ward, and long hours of study over university text books.

You should automatically seek help if you can’t survive without these drugs; if you go through physical pain, vomiting, experience suicidal thoughts, or hallucinate when you crave them. Any time you believe you could commit a crime or harm someone to obtain a supply of drugs or alcohol, this is extreme, but even sweating and shaking are indications you are addicted and have possibly been abusing a substance.

What To Do About Substance Abuse

From the outside looking in, loved ones should seek professional help from an interventionist. This person will guide family members as to how they can best approach the addicted individual. A substance abuser, however, should seek appropriate treatment, which will likely start with a detox or a rehabilitation center if he is aware of his abuse problem. Counseling, group therapy and 12-Step programs will aid his recovery into the future.