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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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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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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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Nephritis (Definition)

Nephritis is a condition involving any type of kidney inflammation, or swelling. It may be caused by infections or exposure to certain toxins. Common symptoms include reduced urine and ...Read more