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how do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

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Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Rehab/mutual support: If you are not able to finance a stay in rehab, consider attending a meeting of alcoholics anonymous.
Dr. Pamela Pappas
Psychiatry 42 years experience
Some, not well: Many rock stars have become examples of the worst outcomes in drug and alcohol abuse: death. Alternatively, their sagas show revolutions into and out of rehab systems, and then back again. Chemical dependency is a heartbreaking disease for anyone. For recovery, one needs sober, rock-solid supports -- and chronic exposure to others abusing alcohol/drugs in "the business" makes it much harder.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Part of the culture: Being a star is exciting and a kick in itself. It becomes a norm for rock stars. Like everyone they sometimes seek a new thrill and given their access to drug induced excitement, that is a common pathway. Some can intelligently control this and use it sparingly but some simply succomb and it can ruin their personal lives and careers.

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Can I drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics 23 years experience
No: In general, it is best not to consume alcohol while breastfeeding as alcohol can get into your bloodstream and then into your breastmilk. That being said, the alcohol does not stay there indefinitely. If you care to consume alcohol, a reasonable alternative would be to feed with expressed breastmilk and "pump and dump" the milk that you make for a couple of hours after drinking to be cautious.
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Can rubbing alcohol reduce a baby's fever?

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Dr. Sharon Gilliland
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No: Do not use rubbing alcohol to reduce your child's fever. The fumes from the alcohol can be dangerous to a child.
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Is it ok to drink alcohol while breastfeeding?

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Dr. Kevin Windisch
Pediatrics 25 years experience
Yes: Small amounts of alcohol are okay while breastfeeding. A glass of wine or few sips of beer can even help with breast milk letdown. Drinking to excess while breast feeding is not in anybody's best interest. The alcohol can change the flavor of the breast milk, however.
A 44-year-old member asked:

What is the incidence of fetal alcohol syndrome?

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Dr. R. Wayne Inzer
Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Varies: There is fetal alcohol syn. Fas and fetal alc. Spectrum disorder fasd. The later is more incompassing of risks to the fetus when mother drinks. Rates vary by country and ethnicity. Fas incidence is listed in us, 0.5-2/1000 live births. American indians, 9.8/1000 lb. So. Africa, as high as 38/1000 lb.
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The incidence of FASD's is 1:100.
Nov 25, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
The incidence of FASD's is 1:100.
Nov 25, 2012
Dr. Johanna Fricke
Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 50 years experience
Sorry, half my comment got doubled. The incidence of FAS is 1:100 in Nevada, according to statistics collected by the State Health Division & the Nevada Genetics Network.
Sep 7, 2014
A 43-year-old member asked:

What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

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Dr. Neeoo Chin
Fertility Medicine 40 years experience
Fetal abnormalities: Fetal alcohol syndrome is the greatest risk. This syndrome has been seen even with only one drink during pregnancy. The syndrome includes both physical and mental defects.

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