Three months earlier, Svetlana had been "coded" -- a catchall term for a Russian method of treating alcoholism that essentially involves scaring the living daylights out of the alcoholic.
Dating to the former Soviet Union, it involves the manipulation of the alcoholic's psyche to create the belief that alcohol equals death.
This time she sat down by the phone so she could call an ambulance, then took a sip from a bottle of beer.
"I was very afraid," said Svetlana, who fully expected to asphyxiate when just one swig of alcohol hit her bloodstream.
She became dizzy and had difficulty breathing before the doctor stepped in with some oxygen to revive her.
From the Atlanta Journal Constitution – A South Georgia man used his million lottery winnings to buy crystal methamphetamine for resale, federal prosecutors said Tuesday. Music worked with others to possess and distribute meth in Ware County and elsewhere, Tarver said. “Defendant Music decided to test his luck by sinking millions of dollars of lottery winnings into the purchase and sale of crystal meth,” Tarver said.
Ronnie Music Jr., 45, of Waycross, pleaded guilty last week in federal court in Brunswick to drug trafficking and firearms charges, U. “As a result of his unsound investment strategy, Music now faces decades in a federal prison.” Music won a Georgia Lottery scratchers game in 2015, prosecutors said.
In September 2015, his accomplices were caught trying to sell about 11 pounds of crystal meth worth more than 0,000, prosecutors said. Agents seized more than million worth of meth, firearms, thousands of rounds of ammunition, multiple vehicles and more than 0,000 in cash as part of the case, prosecutors said.
She only hoped that she would have time to make the call and that the ambulance crew would be able to revive her."I was absolutely sure something terrible would happen to me," she recalled.In Svetlana's case, that was induced by mild hypnosis followed by injection of a temporary but powerful drug that could attack her respiratory system.Before the drug kicked in, the doctor gave her a little vodka to taste.
Here’s a case study in addictive thinking and it’s consequences.Of course, it could just be a case of pure greed; but I would bet his lottery winnings that he already had addiction issues before hatching this unwise plan to parlay his jackpot into more riches.