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My mom abused drugs and alcohol throughout her pregnancy with me. Smoking crack a lot. I have certain psychological or mental behavior. All my life. In what ways could my moms actions contributed?

My mom abused drugs and alcohol throughout her pregnancy with me. Smoking crack a lot. I have certain psychological or mental behavior. All my life. In what ways could my moms actions contributed?

No one knows: Or can separate the effect of exposure from genetic predisposition. Laying blame is a useless exercise. It is better to consider what your current issues are and figure out how best to treat them. ...Read more

Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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Pregnancy (Definition)

When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more


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How can drugs and alcohol play a role in teen depression?

How can  drugs and alcohol play a role in teen depression?

Both Ways: It can go both ways, sometimes depression leads to drug and alcohol use. Other times the drug use is recreational or related to peer pressure and then that can lead to depression. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant , how to not cause a miscarriage ? Besides drugs and alcohol.

8 weeks pregnant , how to not cause a miscarriage ?  Besides drugs and alcohol.

INTERESTING!: This is an interesting approach. The things to do for a healthy pregnancy are take prenatal vitamins eat healthy sleep healthy do not drink alcohol or caffeine. Do not smoke or do drugs. See you OB regularly and make sure any underlying illness are treated like diabetes or high blood pressure. What is your fear or concern about a miscarriage exactly? Good luck! ...Read more

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How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

How does drug/alcohol use result in teen pregnancy?

Alcohol and drugs: Disinhibit us humans. This means that we will do things when high that we would never do sober! ...Read more

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I see a bad future of drugs and alcohol ahead of me, i just want opinions?

I just want your: Opinion. Do you want a bad future of drugs and alcohol? If not, would stay away from them entirely and introduce yourself to 12 step programs like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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How can I get my friends to understand that I really have quit drugs and alcohol for good?

How can I get my friends to understand that I really have quit drugs and alcohol for good?

Can be hard: Probably the best way is to commit to, and keep working on, your program. If you're in a 12 step program, excellent. You can get a sponsor and work your steps. People who abuse drugs & alcohol often hurt people close to them, and those people can be self-protective. It can be hard for you to be patient, but they probably need time to observe what you do. As the saying goes, "easy does it.". ...Read more

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How can my school environment affect my response to drugs and alcohol?

How can my school environment affect my response to drugs and alcohol?

School environment: Trying to be "like" one's school peers can make it very tempting to use drugs and/or alcohol, if they are. This can be a real danger to you -- especially if as my colleague warns, you might have genetic vulnerabilities for alcohol or drug abuse. Using alcohol or drugs will distract from studies & other important activities. It can also impair your concentration, mood, and ability to relate. ...Read more

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Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Yes: A person is tested for the following by the flight surgeon: marijuana, cocaine, pcp, methamphamine, ecstasy, morphine, Codeine and heroin. ...Read more

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What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

1 reason for change.: Homework assignment? Will discuss 1 reason. When a person develops more & more of a singular focus, it excludes other things from their life. They may not have time for family or friends. They may miss work or church, family outings etc., because they are either using, trying to get the subtance to abuse or recovering from substance use. This means that other people & things loss importance. ...Read more

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Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

YEP Genetics: It is well proven genetically that some people have a higher tolerance to drugs and their effects than others do. Thios is why the practice of medicine is as much art as it is science. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Drug Problems (Definition)

Drug problems are clinical findings in which a person is withdrawing from a drug or his drug use is interfering with his ability ...Read more