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what is the most commonly abused chemical substance

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Dr. Robert Woods
29 years experience Psychiatry
Addiction: Substance abuse is the act of using a drug, both illegal drugs and prescription drugs, for purposes other than their intended use. Chemical dependenc ... Read More
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Maladaptive pattern: Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a maladaptive patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or ... Read More

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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Not possible to say: for certain, and age and weight have very little to do with it. It depends on how much was used, and what kind of test is being used to test for it. ... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sheila Calderon
40 years experience Internal Medicine
See a psychiatrist: A psychiatrist can correctly diagnose your mental illness and help you get off the drugs you are addicted to. She can also prescribe the drugs that c ... Read More
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Dr. Arnold Malerman
52 years experience Orthodontics
Serious: Glad you're asking for help. Ask your physician, your local er, your state medical society, for names of doctors that can help you. You can call 1-8 ... Read More
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Dr. Mark Weisberg
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Detoxification: You will need to find a local detoxification center that will have specialized physicians to assist in the weaning process. You can contact a general ... Read More
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A 20-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
39 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Depends: on the amount consumed, whether consuming alcohol at the same time, or any other drug, usually urine tox screen looks for cocaine or one of the metabo ... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joshua Batt
8 years experience Emergency Medicine
Be observant: Signs of abuse may include frequently refilled prescriptions or hospital visits, track marks from needles on the skin and abnormal pupils (dilated/ co ... Read More
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Allan Goldstein
55 years experience Internal Medicine
Addictive : You need to talk to a professional who specializes in addictive medicine and find what drives you.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alfredo Soto
25 years experience Psychiatry
Cocaine: Crack is a highly purified form of Cocaine that is so pure that it gives the user a greater high than just cocaine. It is called crack from the sound ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michelle King
25 years experience Psychiatry
Risk factors: Male gender, family history of substance use especially in a parent or sibling, personal history of mental illness especially if untreated, personal h ... Read More
A 18-year-old male asked:
Dr. Lynne Weixel
35 years experience Clinical Psychology
Yes, but not by UPS: Good for you! Yes, stay sober for a looong time (maybe a bit of healthy wine/beer will be ok). But those lost years and the abilities/skills won't jus ... Read More
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Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Substance abuse: Signs and symptoms depending on the substance and pattern of use, plus urine drug screen.

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