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Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Passed Away During a Break from the Filming of Gladiator. He Became Ill After Excessively Drinking. He Then Died from a Heart Attack on May 2, 1999.

Alcohol kills people all over the world every day. You can help prevent more deaths from alcohol by drinking responsibly and seeking alcoholism treatment. Alcohol is the third-leading preventable cause of death in the United States, killing an estimated 95,000 people yearly. But did you know Oliver Reed died due to alcoholism? Oliver Reed (the …

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Sigmund Freud

The Founder of Psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, Was a Cocaine Addict. He Would Often Prescribe the Drug to His Wife and Friends Too.

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant drug made from the leaves of the coca plant native to South America. Although health care providers can use it for valid medical purposes, such as local anesthesia for some surgeries, recreational cocaine use is illegal. But do you know which famous neurologist was a cocaine addict?  Sigmund Freud, …

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Vodka

In 2007, a Patient Drank Ethylene Glycol. To Prevent the Toxic Effects of What He Ingested, Doctors Gave Him a Vodka Drip Which Saved His Life

Vodka is a clear distilled alcoholic beverage with variations from Poland, Russia, and Sweden. It is mainly composed of water and ethanol, but some also come with different flavors. It is made from fermented cereal grains and even potatoes. But did you know vodka can also save lives? In 2007, a patient arrived in an …

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Sherlock Holmes Cocaine

Why Did Conan Doyle Slowly Wean Sherlock Holmes from Using Cocaine?

Sherlock Holmes is a fictional character created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. While Holmes may have been a fictitious character, he was based on a real man, Dr. Joseph Bell who was a popular forensic scientist at the Edinburgh University. Doyle was under Bell’s tutelage. In the series, Holmes is known for using cocaine, but …

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What is the Legal Drinking Age in Wisconsin?

Each state has its law written and in force regarding alcohol consumption. But do you know what the legal age of alcohol consumption in the state of Wisconsin is? In Wisconsin, the legal age for drinking is 21. Still, they legally allow children to consume alcohol in bars or restaurants as long as there is …

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Why Did McDonald’s Change Their Spoon-Shaped Coffee Stirrers?

Known to be a family-friendly fast-food restaurant, McDonald’s makes sure to steer clear of any controversies that can harm its branding. Surprisingly, one of McDonald’s controversies in the 1970s was its tie to illegal drug use.  McDonald’s changed their spoon-shaped coffee stirrers as these plastic utensils became increasingly tied to cocaine use, with drug dealers …

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What Happened to Mal Evans?

Malcolm Frederick Evans was The Beatles’ road manager and personal assistant they hired in 1963 until the band broke up in 1970. But did you know what happened to him? The Beatles had an “all-around man” who did everything from roadie work to bodyguarding. He even did a couple of shows with them. A few …

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When Was the First Time The Beatles Took LSD?

It isn’t uncommon to hear rock stars use and abuse drugs. One of the most famous rock bands from the 60s, the Beatles, have been known to take uppers and downers. But did you know the first time they used LSD was not in the way anyone would have expected? The Beatles did it all. …

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Did You Know You Can’t Do Drugs When Playing Chess Competitively?

Most professional sports have a clear set of rules to ensure all players get a fair chance to compete against their peers. This includes the prohibition of performance-enhancing drugs that may provide players with an unfair disadvantage. But did you know this rule also applies to Chess? Professional chess players cannot take any performance-enhancing drugs …

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Do Hospitals Treat Delirium Tremens with Alcohol?

Delirium Tremens (DT) or Alcohol Withdrawal Delirium (AWD) is a severe and life-threatening form of Alcohol Withdrawal. Some symptoms include visual and auditory hallucinations, tremors, vomiting, diaphoresis, and more. But can some doctors actually prescribe alcohol to those experiencing this kind of withdrawal? Yes, hospitals can and will prescribe alcohol to patients with severe alcohol …

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