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Posted by: Sue | 2010/03/18

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what does the combination of morphine, cocaine and alcohol do to one? and why would someone take this?

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This is a lethal and dangerous combination and anybody who takes all three together will be gambling with their lives, as well as with other people's lives, should they, for example, get behind the steering wheel of a car.

In addition, a person taking all three together shows signs of chronic drug usage and addiction. By the time someone starts dabbling with a cocktail of drugs, they are already connoisseurs.

Why would someone take it? Because they are addicted and they need help, simple as that.

Morphine is an opiate. Opiates depress nerve transmission in sensory pathways of the spinal cord and brain that signal pain.

Cocaine is a stimulant and it mimics the stimulation provided by the sympathetic nervous system.

Alcohol is a stimulant. Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is, by a wide margin, the most widely used drug in most of the world. Its popularity comes not from its sedative effect but from the sense of well-being that it induces at low doses. Perhaps low doses sedate those parts of the brain involved with, for example, tension and anxiety and in this way produce a sense of euphoria. However, higher doses depress brain centres involved in such important functions as pain sensation, coordination, and balance.

If you need more information you can contact me on herman@harmonycinic.co.za

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Posted by: Addictions Expert Forum | 2010/03/19

Greetings

This is a lethal and dangerous combination and anybody who takes all three together will be gambling with their lives, as well as with other people's lives, should they, for example, get behind the steering wheel of a car.

In addition, a person taking all three together shows signs of chronic drug usage and addiction. By the time someone starts dabbling with a cocktail of drugs, they are already connoisseurs.

Why would someone take it? Because they are addicted and they need help, simple as that.

Morphine is an opiate. Opiates depress nerve transmission in sensory pathways of the spinal cord and brain that signal pain.

Cocaine is a stimulant and it mimics the stimulation provided by the sympathetic nervous system.

Alcohol is a stimulant. Ethyl alcohol (ethanol) is, by a wide margin, the most widely used drug in most of the world. Its popularity comes not from its sedative effect but from the sense of well-being that it induces at low doses. Perhaps low doses sedate those parts of the brain involved with, for example, tension and anxiety and in this way produce a sense of euphoria. However, higher doses depress brain centres involved in such important functions as pain sensation, coordination, and balance.

If you need more information you can contact me on herman@harmonycinic.co.za

Regards

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