UA-63899747-1 Ask The Doctor – Page 2 – Nzinga Harrison, MD
January 17, 2012

Is it true alcohol is one of the most addictive drugs?

Many people believe alcohol is less dangerous than other drugs.  Or even, don't believe alcohol is a drug at all.  Actually, there are more deaths associated […]
December 3, 2011

Why does curbing my drinking make me crave sugar?

Thank you for this excellent question.  Many individuals experience an increased craving for sugar when they try to stop drinking alcohol.  A quick summary of the […]
November 10, 2011

Can people really get addicted to sex?

The short answer is yes.  If you think about it psychologically, addiction is defined as any behavior that continues despite negative consequences.  We all know someone […]
October 12, 2011

What is K2?

K2 is the newest in a long line of synthetic drugs being abused these days.  It's chemical structure is similar to marijuana.  The effects are hallucinations, […]
October 1, 2011

Can steroids make a person paranoid?

Q:  "My boyfriend started working out recently.  He has been getting really big and muscular really quick, and I noticed that he seems meaner and more […]
August 18, 2011

Addiction and Pain

Question: "I recently started working in a clinic whose population does contain a large number of current and former drug addicts.  Many have chronic pain issues […]
August 8, 2011

Why am I coughing up blood?

Question:  "I have a friend in prison.  He has really bad diabetes and is coughing up blood.  What could it be?" For a person who is […]
July 20, 2011

What are your thoughts on suboxone treatment for a 20 something functional addict (lortab/percocet/cannabis)?

Suboxone can definitely be successful in the young population who wants to get sober from opiates--including those you've mentioned in your question, as well as Heroin.  Although […]
July 16, 2011

Does Hines Ward have alcoholism since he got a DUI?

The short answer is no. Alcoholism is defined by more than just one event. Broadly defined, Alcoholism is continued drinking despite recurrent consequences. Meaning, if Hines […]