WASHINGTON (FRONTLINE MEDICAL NEWS) – Because “drugs and food compete in the brain for the same reinforcement sites,” people who take drugs while attending festival concerts or rave parties need to be cautious, says Dr. Mark S. Gold, an addiction specialist and the “rock doc” at Woodstock in 1969. “There were a lot of drugs at Woodstock, but no food,” recalled Dr. Gold at the Summit in Neurology & Psychiatry held by the Global Academy for Medical Education. “Sex, drugs, and rock and roll make a person feel like they don’t need to eat,” said Dr. Gold of the department of psychiatry at Washington University in St. Louis. In this video , Dr. Gold shares tips on treating patients who take “club drugs” while attending concerts or raves, including those who suffer from dehydration and hypothermia as a result. The Global Academy and this news organization are owned by the same company.

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