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Can alcohol and cocaine/speed abuse lead to nephritis?

Can alcohol and cocaine/speed abuse lead to nephritis?

Yes: The combination of alcohol and Cocaine (cocaethylene) is very cardiotoxic may lead to coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, this can cause nephritis from poor vascular supply and also embolic phenomena arising from Cocaine ...Read more

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Cocaine Abuse (Definition)

A maladaptive pattern of Cocaine use, in a individual who is not considered to be dependent on cocaine, leading to one or more difficulties including failure to fulfill major obligations, use in situations which place one at physical risk, recurrent cocaine-related legal problems, persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems due to the ...Read more


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Is cocaine abuse too expensive for teens to be involved?

Is cocaine abuse too expensive for teens to be involved?

Cost of adcition: Addicts always find ways to feed their needs, but they pay dearly to get drugs. Good people are not surrounded by bad people to feed their curiosity in drugs, and thus worry about the cost. ...Read more

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My father has cocaine abuse. What does this mean?

My father has cocaine abuse. What does this mean?

Here's more info: For lots of information on the definition of addiction, see: http://www.Asam.Org/research-treatment/definition-of-addiction. ...Read more

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How can I treat cocaine abuse?

How can I treat cocaine abuse?

Treatment Programs: There are a number of treatment programs available which can provide counseling and support groups. The detox is not dangerous, but can be uncomfortable. There are few inpatient options unless you are well insured or have a big bank roll. In reality, you need symptomatic support through the detox and then psychological and group support throught the addiction aspect. ...Read more

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How do you stop cocaine abuse?

Help: cocaine abuse: Consider Cocaine anonymous, find a meeting at their web site: http://www.Ca.Org/. ...Read more

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How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

How will cocaine abuse affect my health going forward?

Many ways: Cocaine is a type of drug that affects your blood vessels. It causes them to constrict, and change shape. This limits blood flow to your vital organs, like your heart and brain. Cocaine use and withdrawal is also associated with mania and depression, respectively. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: cocaine abuse?

What is the definition or description of: cocaine abuse?

Cocaine Abuse: A maladaptive pattern of Cocaine use, in a individual who is not considered to be dependent on cocaine, leading to one or more difficulties including failure to fulfill major obligations, use in situations which place one at physical risk, recurrent cocaine-related legal problems, persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems due to the effects of the cocaine. ...Read more

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Are the long term effects to memory from cocaine abuse reversible?

Not fully: Can work to improve (with pencil & paper or computer games, etc.), but unlikely to see >80% of prior function (unless minimally impaired). Worth the effort! ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there are drug rehabilitation centers for cocaine abuse?

Can you tell me if there are drug rehabilitation centers for cocaine abuse?

Yes : Depends what state you live there are rehab center also get assessed if you can benefit from medication off label use topamax (topiramate) has some good results also out patient rehab. ...Read more

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My boyfriend thinks his penis is smaller now due to past cocaine abuse. Is this possible?

Possibly: Chronic cocaine use alters brain's parasympathetic nervous functions that help sustain an erection during sex. The chemicals in cocaine gradually take over the brain and nervous system, causing the brain to become disoriented. The neurotransmitter nitric oxide and dilator cGMP become suppressed, leading to poor erection or orgasm dysfunction. After prolonged use it could become permanent. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is cocaine abuse?

What sort of problem is cocaine abuse?

A dangerous problem: Cocaine is a highly addictive drug that strongly hijacks your pleasure center. Casual use can easily lead to health, social, and legal consequences. If you or a friend are dealing with Cocaine addiction, please seek help. This is a good resource http://1.Usa.Gov/x2exsp from the national institute on drug abuse (nida). ...Read more

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My sister says she has cocaine abuse. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

My sister says she has cocaine abuse. Are family members more likely to get the same thing?

Genetic addiction: As noted by dr liebowitz, it is not known how much of a genetic component there is to addiction. Addiction clearly runs in families and anyone who has a family member addicted to a substance is likely more prone to addiction to that substance. That being said, everyone is addicted to something. Though drug addiction is more dangerous, the behavioral patterns are the same for all addictions. ...Read more

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Can there be a link between cocaine abuse & brain cancer?

Can there be a link between cocaine abuse & brain cancer?

None known: I'm aware of no epidemiologic link, or any reason to think Cocaine is a mutagen. The drug is extremely dangerous, and experimenting can leave you unable to be happy without it. If someone you know once did Cocaine and now has a brain tumor, now is not the time to dwell on past mistakes or even seek "why"; cherish the time you may have remaining. ...Read more

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Cocaine abuse.got rash base penis and like foliculitis on upper legs.swolen glands heartburn cough comes and goes and I'm always tired please help?

Cocaine abuse.got rash base penis and like foliculitis on upper legs.swolen glands heartburn cough comes and goes and I'm always tired please help?

Is this from: withdrawal or continuous abuse-pattern usage? It makes a difference because with the former, some medical attention and continued sobriety portends resolution of symptoms; whereas, with the latter, the symptoms likely will stay the same or get worse. Cocaine abuse is potentially deadly in both the short-and-long-term, so SERIOUSLY consider getting help and quitting. You may need medical help ...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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How does my alcohol abuse lead to dependence and addiction?

How does my alcohol abuse lead to dependence and addiction?

Stop! get help!: Sadly, your ''abuse'' is ''dependence'' and "addiction''! please drop the semantic delay, a life is at stake! yours !hepatitis. ...Read more

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Nephritis (Definition)

Acute or chronic inflammation of kidney due to infection, degenerative process or vascular disease. ...Read more