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Doctor insights on: 2009 Statistics Of Child Abuse Alcohol Drug Abuse

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How can alcohol or drug abuse affect the user and their family?

How can  alcohol or drug abuse affect the user and their family?

Many ways: The abuse of alcohol and or drugs can lead to many issues which can affect your health mentally, emotionally, and physically. All these not only can have negative influence on the user but ultimately those close to you. Those who care most are affected by watching the user destroy his/her life without the user not realizing what is happening. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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I'm wondering what effect does alcohol and drug abuse have on teenagers?

I'm wondering what effect does alcohol and drug abuse have on teenagers?

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. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a patient be turned in for alcohol and/or drug abuse?

"Turned in"?: What means "turned in, " here? Dr. Friedlander is right about the laws of confidentiality being strict. In general, your medical records cannot be revealed without your permission. There are certain conditions where the law requires reporting, though - - such as, when a child is at risk, being neglected or abused. Also if the doctor believes you may harm yourself or another & you refuse treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what do you have to study / major in to become a alcohol / drug abuse counselor?

Substance abuse: Many colleges have degree programs in substance abuse counseling. You might also consider a degree in psychology or social work. In addition, some treatment centers have training programs. ...Read more

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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

No: The exception is when you are a immediate danger to others ie drive to clinic visit drunk and you were going to drive home. ...Read more

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What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?

Substance abuse: The question cannot be answered in a short column other than to say, lung, oral, and bladder cancer, hepatitis, liver damage and cirrhosis, hiv, aids, and a myriad of other infections and illness. On top of these, a life of misery associated with these substances is often more intolerable than the "afflictions" themselves. ...Read more

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Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Years of alcohol: abuse can lead to an alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can lead to ventricular arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmia can lead to sudden death. In short, Yes. ...Read more

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Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago. 3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss. Probable cancer, cirrhosis?

Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago.  3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss.  Probable cancer, cirrhosis?

Have doc check it : Formerly known as non a/b hepatitis, your concern for untreated hepatitis c to cause hepatocellular carcinoma later in life is appropriate, but other reasons exist for your symptoms. See your doctor for the appropriate tests to be done. ...Read more

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Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
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