Drugs and Poisons blog

Drugs and Poisons is a fascinating blog about pharmaceutical drugs. It reminds me of the excellent old print zine, Pills a Go-Go (which was anthologized in a book called Pills-A-Go-Go: A Fiendish Investigation into Pill Marketing, Art, History & Consumption).

From an entry titled Teh Overdose: Drugs and poisons that you shouldn't kill yourself with


Reverses the behavioural effects of ethanol. It stops you from being drunk. It does this horrible, horrible thing by blocking the action of ethanol at GABA receptors in the brain. The worst part is that it can't even be used to treat alcohol poisoning, since it doesn't block the respiratory depression that is usually what kills you if you drink way too much. If that wasn't it enough, it also increases the risk of seizures. So not a big winner with anyone.