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New Alcohol Vaccine Released

Alcoholism is a disease that has plagued mankind for generations.  There are medical, psychological, and social aspects to this problem.  Many different solutions have been put forth, including medications, support groups such as AA, interventions, psychology, and inpatient therapy.  One new therapy that has come out is a vaccine for drinking. In this article, they […]

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Hazards of Recreational Substance Abuse

Recreational substance abuse is very common in this country.  Fatal results can occur, especially when multiple substances are ingested.  We call this “Recreational Polypharmacy,” or “RP” for short.  This is a very serious problem and has led to a number of high profile deaths, such as Heath Ledger.  Common sources of RP in young people […]

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JasonBurkeMD.org Blog Launches

Welcome to the blog of Jason BurkeMD.org. Here I hope to educate the general public about issues related to recreational substance. I acknowledge the fact that humans have utilized various substances throughout history as a way to decompress, relax, and escape. While the nature of the substances has changed, the fact that they can cause ill effects has not.

After practicing anesthesiology in Las Vegas for over seven years,, I discovered that many people were doing things that were directly, or indirectly, harmful to their health while enjoying their vacation here in Las Vegas. One of the biggest problems I see is people using acetaminophen (commonly known as Tylenol) as a painkiller for their hangovers…

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