Tag Archives: Health

Have You Heard Of Powdered Alcohol? Palcohol?

This week the release of powdered alcohol "palcohol" was approved, then rescinded, then changed to delayed. First the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau, a branch of the Treasury Department issued "label approval" on April 8th.  Apparently this was not the case as many internet sources began reporting that the ATT&T rescinded the approval.…
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Possession of a Controlled Substance: Drug Possession Laws

Drug Possession, a.k.a. Possession of a controlled substance is defined in Ohio as knowingly obtaining, possessing or using a controlled substance under the Ohio Revised Code § 2925.11.  As applied to marijuana, possession of less than 100 grams (or about 3.5 ounces), giving 20 grams or less of marijuana to another person, or growing less…
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Does Alcohol Consumption Kill Brain Cells?

It has become a common belief that alcohol consumption kills brain cells, but is that true? Much of the anti-alcohol rhetoric comes from the prohibition era.  The early temperance writers made the assertion that alcohol killed brain cells and also insisted that the alcohol in their blood could cause “drunkards” to catch fire and burn…
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20 Golden Rules from Ohio Lawyers Assistance Program

1. Behave yourself. 2. Answer the phone. 3. Return your phone calls. 4. Pay your bills. 5. Keep your hands off your clients’ money. 6. Tell the truth. 7. Admit ignorance. 8. Be honorable. 9. Defend the honor of your fellow attorneys. 10. Be gracious and thoughtful. 11. Value the time of your fellow attorneys.…
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DUI Science: Are Gastric Bypass Patients More Susceptible to a DUI?

According to the results of a new study in the February issue of the Journal of the American College of Surgeons, the dramatic changes that occur as a result of gastric bypass surgery can cause some people to overindulge when using alcohol thereby increasing their risk for a DUI. As cited at by Science Daily (linked…
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Ohio Controlled Substances Act, Drug Schedules

If you get arrested for possession of a controlled substance, it feels like your world is falling apart.  If you are unfamiliar with the judicial system you are likely scared to death and wondering what will happen.  The first and most important decision you can make at this point is to hire an experienced and…
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Alcohol Treatment Resources on the Internet

The Journal of the American Medical Association defines alcoholism as a chronic disease that is influenced by genetic predisposition, issues of environment, and mental wellness. Over time and without treatment, alcoholism gets worse, creating fatal health consequences and psychological preoccupation with alcohol that distorts the thinking. The World Health Organization estimates that about 140 million…
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Driving Under the Influence of Ecstasy

Driving Under the Influence of Drugs in Ohio "Ecstasy," 3,4-Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) is popular among recreational drug users ages 17-25 who take the drug to experience heightened responsiveness to intimate touch, increased sexual stimulation, increased energy, elevated self-esteem and euphoria.  Several recent studies have attempted to define MDMA/ecstasy impairment: Nichols, "Differences Between the Mechanism of Action…
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Marijuana, a primer from NHTSA

Image via Wikipedia Mark Babb provides complete representation to the defendant accused of drug trafficking, drug possession or any drug-related charge. Contact Mark Babb for a free consultation at 937-879-9542. Cannabis / Marijuana ( Δ 9 -Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC) Marijuana is a green or gray mixture of dried shredded flowers and leaves of the hemp plant Cannabis…
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Speed Trap Exchange from the National Motorists Association

So, you are ready to get in the car and take that big Memorial Day trip.  Beware, state troopers are on the prowl and the Ohio State Highway Patrol promises to be very active this holiday weekend making sure we behave well and get to our destination safely.  The National Motorists Association has compiled a…
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