In Health.com’s News & Views, Dr. talks about the effects cocaine can have on the body, including how cocaine can cause brain bleeds, heart stoppages, long-term neurological damage and how the dangerous drug can even make your nose collapse. Dr. Sack is credited as an addiction medicine expert and the CEO of Promises Treatment Centers based in Malibu, California. Read the entire article online.
Codeine and promethazine are the primary ingredients of Sizzurp. The effects of Sizzurp are sedation, euphoria, and dizziness and can be very dangerous when mixed with other medicines. Listen to Dr. Sack talk more about the dangers of Sizzurp and why the risk of death is very real in this interview with BBC UK Radio 5 Live.
In an article on thefix.com, Dr. Sack talks about protracted withdrawal syndrome (PAWS). PAWS is the name of the condition that leaves recovering addicts and alcoholics feeling the worse for wear. PAWS is a series of post-acute symptoms of recovery from dependence on drugs including benzodiazepines, barbiturates, and opiates. Dr. Sack is quoted saying, “the brain has tremendous capacity to heal, but it doesn’t heal quickly. In general, PAWS symptoms peak around four to eight weeks after quitting.” Read the entire article here.
Dr. David Sack discusses the increased use of marijuana and its legalization across the country in “Stoned Age: The Real Risks of Getting High” on TeenVogue.com. In the article, David Sack, M.D., CEO of Promises Treatment Centers, explains that there is a link between teens who smoke pot and an increased likelihood of developing schizophrenia. In addition, Dr. Sack says that marijuana can cause panic attacks and racing heartbeats, leading some people to believe they’re having a heart attack. Read the full article here.