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How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?

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Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: Marijuana is irrelevant. Alcohol withdrawal is associated with seizures secondary to its affects on gluamate and GABA tone in the brain. It has nothing to do with toxins (other than alcohol of course).
Dr. Ian Stein
Neurology 21 years experience
Multiple causes: Alcohol toxicity or alcohol withdramarijuana cause seizures marijuana may have certain toxins in it that might cause seizures as well.

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