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What are the risks to preteens of drug and alcohol addiction?

What are the risks to preteens of drug and alcohol addiction?

Below: Younger brains will have more pronounced neurotransmitter effect when exposed to the same amount of drug, which will lead to more significant establishment of cravings in persons who are more impulsive. Since brains are still developing, one may be moe likely to see long eterm neurological deterioration. ...Read more

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Dr. Chad Levitt
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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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What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

What are the bad effects of alcohol consumption during pregnancy and breastfeeding.?

No: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's& again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain & many suggest much of the ADD we see today is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe. ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?

What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?

Underage drinking: Technically, ingestion of any illegal substance constitutes abuse. Teens may not legally drink alcohol. Therefore a teen who is drinking alcohol is suffering from alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

What are the associations between Parkinson's disease and alcohol consumption? Are there compounds in red wine and beer that are helpful in preventing pd?

Parkinson's disease: There is no protective effect from alcohol in parkinson's disease. There is a protective effect from caffeine and cigarette smoking. Obviously, this information perhaps suggests that one of the hundred toxins from cigarette smoking may have neuroprotective properties. This does not keep me from providing smoking cessation counseling to all my patients. For the moment, i just do my morning coffee. ...Read more

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What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

What are the negative effects of alcohol consumption during breastfeeding and pregnancy?

Brain injury: The early reports of fetal alcohol effects surfaced first in the 1950's & again in the 70's. The most prominent effects were dose related; the worst fetal damage to the highest alcohol intake. Research has shown direct toxic effects of alcohol on the nerves of the fetal brain,many suggest much of the ADD we see is related to alcohol intake. No level of alcohol intake is considered safe ...Read more

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What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

What are the risks of alcohol consumption in pregnancy?

Physical & mental: .Alcohol is a teratogen; it can cause malformations of the brain & other organs from the 3rd week of conception on. Fetal alcohol spectrum disorders, of which fetal alcohol syndrome is the worst, can cause small brain & body, dev. Delays, intellectual disability, adhd, behavior problems, learning problems, executive functions deficits & more. Stop drinking asap. See more @ fasdcenter.Samhsa.Gov. ...Read more

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Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Why is alcohol use particularly harmful for the health and development of teenagers?

Age: First of all it is illegal to make alcohol accessible for anyone under 21 I think the reason for that law is that teenagers are already very impulsive and alcohol potentiates that leading to poor judgement. Teenagers also are less likely to know their limits which depend on wt and metabolism. ...Read more

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What are the possible causes of night terrors in a healthy, 22y/o female? There is no history of any type of abuse and no other known sleep disorder.

What are the possible causes of night terrors in a healthy, 22y/o female? There is no history of any type of abuse and no other known sleep disorder.

Adult night terrors?: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/night-terrors/basics/definition/con-20032552 True sleep terrors are uncommon in adults. Check out the link above for more information, including possible causes and treatments. Best wishes ...Read more

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What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

What are the risks of obesity and diabetes in teens?

Diabetes and others: Being obese at any age puts you at higher risk of developing diabetes and hypertension and of having an undesirable cholesterol pattern. The big worry for teens is that you have so many years of anticipated life ahead of you (more so than someone in middle age) so that developing these problems at an early age is more likely to lead to complications of diabetes and/or early cardiovascular disease. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

They distract from : It. The words teenager, alcohol & drugs shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Teen- anon incorporates 12 step philosophy from alcoholics anonymous & narcotics anonymous. Any teen who is drinking alcoholic needs assistance. ...Read more

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What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

What are the risks of taking recreational drugs in pregnancy?

Just say no: Recreational drugs are never safe during pregnancy. The risks can range from miscarriage to birth defects. It has been found that even one glass of alcohol during a pregnancy can be related to 'fetal alcohol syndrome' ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse: •Alcohol Dependence of parent(s) •Parental abuse and neglect of children •Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents •family violence •separation, divorce, or death of parent(s) •Racial discrimination •Living in an economically depressed area with: •High unemployment •Inadequate housing •High prevalence of crime •High prevalence of illegal drug use ...Read more

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Which family members are most important to the prevention of drugs or alcohol abuse?

Depends: Any family member can help. Generally the better relationship you have, the more impact / higher "protective factor" you can have on helping to prevent alcohol or drug use in another family member. There is also no substitute for modeling. Avoid the "do as i say, not as i do" phenomenon. If someone you love is addicted, don't give up, keep trying to get help, but don't facilitate codependency. ...Read more

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Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Are fetal deaths still common in this day and age? What are the main causes?

Yes, they happen: If you are talking about the unexpected passing of a fetus in an otherwise healthy woman's womb, it is not exactly common but it still does happen - despite prenatal care - and in most instances the cause is not found. If mom is known to have diabetes, high blood pressure, or the baby is too small doctors will do everything to deliver the baby before it passes in the womb. ...Read more

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What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Are there a lot of drugs that can cause pancreatitis?

Yes.: Many different drugs have been listed as possible causes of otherwise unexplained pancreatitis. A recent review article of this subject looked at the 100 most prescribed medications in the US and found that 44 of them have been implicated as possible causes of pancreatitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Drug Problems (Definition)

occur when use of either illicit , prescription or over - the - counter medications negatively ...Read more