Archive for the 'Shrink' Category

06
Jul
09

how to recognise a coke head

Whether snorted, eaten, injected or smoked, cocaine is potentially deadly and no one can predict a fatal dose. Here are some perils of long-term, unresolved cocaine addiction and even short-term abuse in some cases.

  • Necrosis in nasal tissue. Snorted cocaine causes constriction of blood vessels; too much constriction means that tissue is being deprived of oxygen, which can lead to cell death.
  • Seizure.
  • Arrhythmia, heart attack and stroke. Cocaine puts an enormous burden on your cardiovascular system, dramatically elevating a user’s heart rate. Even recovered addicts face a likelihood of heart attack seven times higher than the average person. Risk of heart attack is substantially more elevated in the hours after taking a dose of cocaine.
  • Respiratory failure.
  • Kidney damage failure.
  • Serious infection or contraction of HIV/AIDS from contaminated needles.
  • Circulatory embolism from insoluble elements cutting the injected cocaine.

Cocaine is seen by many especially wannabe high flyers – as a hip, glamorous drug but true addicts are not burdened by those delusions, as they desperately focused on how to score their next fix.

Here are some ways to recognize cocaine addiction.

Constantly runny nose. Snorting cocaine can lead to rhinitis, a fancy term for the inflammation of the nasal membranes. Consequently, people who snort cocaine often have an uncontrollably runny nose. In addition to runniness, addicts often suffer nosebleeds or even a loss of their sense of smell.

Pronounced fluctuations in mood and energy levels. When high on cocaine, an addict experiences a rush characterized by hyperactive tendencies, euphoria (as mentioned above), fidgetiness and elevated heart rate. Cocaine highs produce these effects in varying length and amplitude, depending upon how the cocaine is ingested.

But cocaine abuse physically alters the brain’s ability to register pleasure by any other means than gradually escalating doses of the drug. Inevitably, the high gives way to an equally powerful low, characterized by irritability, lethargy and depression.

Sleeping problems. Cocaine addiction can lead to insomnia or oversleeping.

Paranoia and psychosis. Chronic abuse of cocaine can cause the user to become paranoid and anxiety-ridden or even spiral into hallucination and psychotic episodes.

Sexual clues. Cocaine users often report heightened libido, but cocaine abuse can also cause erectile dysfunction and impotence.

Grinding teeth. There’s even a term for compulsive tooth grinding – “bruxism.” This nervous tendency is a common consequence of smoking cocaine.

Short breath. Someone who smokes crack may suffer from shortness of breath due to lung damage from the smoke. No matter how it is ingested, cocaine raises your heart rate enough that, to keep enough oxygen pumping through the veins, a person often feels shortness of breath.

Hot and cold flashes. Cocaine abuse compromises our ability to regulate body temperature.

Weight loss. Cocaine acts as an appetite suppressant, to such an extent that some addicts ultimately suffer from malnutrition.

Needle tracks. A cocaine addict who injects the drug intravenously typically has a track of needle pricks visible on the forearm. Addicts often resort to wearing long-sleeved shirts even on ridiculously hot days in their efforts to hide the evidence of their cocaine addiction.

These observable characteristics do not necessarily indicate addiction to cocaine, but where several of the observations can be made, cocaine addiction is a distinct possibility. Successful treatment is an individualised process, but the first step is identifying the problem and encouraging the addict to find help.

Mr Monkey wonders if bloggers recognise any of the above signs, in thier local councillor perhaps?

13
Oct
08

Welcome Back Tory Boy

Disgraced Conservative councillor and sacked Parliamentary election candidate, David Potts reckons it’s safe to come out of his bolthole. Mr Monkey has seen him out and about gracing some of the town’s watering holes this weekend – he’s still got a drink problem.

Seems that Tory Boy feels the time is right to crawl out of his hole and reckons everyone will have forgotten what a lying shit-house he is. Nothing could be further from the truth. The poor bastard still can’t come to terms with the fact that he’s all washed up and has nowhere to go.

Pudgy face seems to think that by burying his head in some unsuspecting fanny somewhere, everything will go away and eventually return to normal. Sorry Tory Boy but Mr Monkey has other ideas.

Don’t worry councillor Potts at least Mr Monkey won’t dessert you like the Conservative party did. He’ll be watching your every move and telling the world about it, that’s what you want isn’t it?

Welcome back Mr Potts, it’s good to know that you’ve missed Mr Monkey and couldn’t wait to be reunited with him again.

29
Sep
08

Potts Forced To Confront His Monkey Demons

Word reaching the Mr Monkey suggests that conservative councillor, David Potts is suffering from depression and is on the verge of a nervous breakdown.

It seems Mr Monkey’s revelations and campaign to get him removed as the Conservative candidate for Edinburgh South West not only succeeded but has pushed him over the edge. Apparently the lunatic is now seeking professional help from a psychiatric counsellor, yes a shrink!

Following a series of psychiatric tests Professor Apes has confirmed he is suffering from Charisdnatphobia Syndrome. Although there is no known cure for this illness, it is possible to learn to live with it.

Mr Monkey has learned that part of councillor Potts treatment is to confront his demons head on and to explore his inner emotions. He is also being encouraged to bring his problems out into the open and to share them with the world. Seems Tory Boy has heeded the advice of the professionals and is now analysing every aspect of his life and those who have an impact on it. 

Working in partnership with Professor Apes, councillor Potts has devised a way of tackling the little green things wandering round his head. His warped, twisted and perverted brain has decided to set up a blog dedicated to analysing his problems and uncovering the true identity of his nemesis and worst nightmare, Mr Monkey. CLICK HERE.

If Pudgy Face fails to respond to treatment, Professor Apes is set to refer him to a Doctor Rhesus, a specialist in Charisdnatphobia Syndrome at Edinburgh Zoo. Apparently his treatment includes forcing lunatics to confront the ‘monkey demon’ using a strict regime of physical and mental torture, a bit like the old days in a Victorian lunatic asylum.




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