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what is illegal drug abuse

A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Neil Liebowitz
39 years experience Psychiatry
Illegal drug use: Any use of drugs both prohibited by law, eg marijuana or illegally obtained such as opiates. Many meds require prescriptions but only a few are addic ... Read More
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Dr. Brian Writer
16 years experience Psychiatry
Drug Abuse: Agree with prior response. In addition, drug "abuse" has a specific connotation to behavioral health providers. It specifically refers to ongoing mal ... Read More
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A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Stein
60 years experience Pain Management
Yes for sure: There are many papers about the damaging effects of illegal drug use. Death from overdose is not infrequent , but true brain damage and liver dama ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Even legal drug: Abuse like alcohol or cigarettes can cause lethal problems. So far, insurances, whether public (medicare or medicaid) or private, like blue cross do ... Read More
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Yes/Yes: Iv drug abuse and needle sharing leads to acquiring hiv. Yes your care is paid for. That said, don't do it.
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Susan Uhrich
36 years experience Psychiatry
Not sure what your : Question is. There are laws on laws trying to prevent drug addiction, or at least make it harder to obtain illegal drugs.
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
40 years experience Clinical Psychology
Confusion & smells: Taste & smell problems along w/confusion indicate a need to see your doctor right now. There MAY be neurological damage from the drug abuse. You ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Rosenfeld
27 years experience Pain Management
Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term hea ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Aylwin david Nathaniel
Specializes in General Practice
Gingivitis: can still be an infection of the gum even though your hygiene is excellent. The other option is that at times we can be overly vigorous with the brush ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Romanth Waghmarae
39 years experience Pain Management
Drug abuse: Absolutely it will - if you survive and get older and don't die before due to the damage that will take place.
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ricardo Borrego
Specializes in Anesthesiology
Nothing good: No teenager should be experimenting or using alcohol or drugs. The detrimental effects on young adults can only lead to long term problems.

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