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Paragraph 2 reads:  "A D-P-S report shows Representative Trish Groe had the antidepressant Zoloft and a weight-loss aid in her blood when she was arrested on March 22nd."

Paxil and Effexor are the only SSRIs that list "alcohol craving" as an adverse reaction in the Physician's Desk Reference although all of the SSRIs can cause a craving for alcohol.  A recent autobiography, "Willow Weep For Me", by Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, a black poet/author, recorded her experience of becoming an alcoholic while taking Zoloft.  She finally figured out what had happened and discontinued the Zoloft - never to crave alcohol again.

http://www.kold.com/Global/story.asp?s=6441314

 
Report: Rep. Groe had drugs, alcohol in system during DUI arrest

LAKE HAVASU CITY, Ariz. A just-released report shows a state legislator arrested on suspicion of D-U-I last month had prescription antidepressants and weight-loss drugs in her system as well as alcohol.

A D-P-S report shows Representative Trish Groe had the antidepressant Zoloft and a weight-loss aid in her blood when she was arrested on March 22nd.

The results come two weeks after a separate lab test verified Groe's blood-alcohol content was point 1-4 percent, nearly twice the legal limit.

The 37-year-old Lake Havasu City Republican was arrested after La Paz County sheriff's deputies stopped her for driving 70 miles an hour in a 55 zone.

Formal charges have NOT been filed but could come next week. The case has been transferred from La Paz to Yuma County because Groe represents the area.

Groe took a 30-leave after her arrest to enter a treatment program. 


Information from: Today's News-Herald, http://www.havasunews.com