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What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

Pain Meds: If you mean abuse of pain medication then it is a constant thought and activity pattern with the goal of obtaining the pain medication. ...Read more

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Drug Addiction (Definition)

Drug addiction is a dangerous condition where people are addicted to, or dependent on, illicit or other ...Read more


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How does past drug abuse affect symptoms from Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

How does past drug abuse affect symptoms from Schizoaffective disorder and depression?

Depends on patient: Schizoaffective disorder is a mental disorder characterized by abnormal though processes and deregulated emotions. The dx is made with the pt has features of both schizophrenia and a mood disorder like bipolar or depression but does not strictly meet the diagnostic criteria for either alone. The affect of genetics, environmental factors,drugs on the neurobiology of this disorder are complex. ...Read more

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If someone is scratching their skin, sweating, hyper & has constricted pupils is this a sign of drug abuse?

If someone is scratching their skin, sweating,  hyper & has constricted pupils is this a sign of drug abuse?

Maybe: I wouldn't make a diagnosis off those symptoms alone. If the pupils were dilated- would have wondered about methamphetamine. ...Read more

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How common is drug abuse?

How common is drug abuse?

Very common: Unfortunatey, the usa is a country plaged with both prescrition, and nonprescription drug addicts. Many of these individuals or occupying space in overcrowded prisions, others are at large, perhaps homeless, and using criminal means to support their drug habits. The war on drugs has failed horrably, and due to past misguided effects to erraticate cannibus, the real threat today crystal meth. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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What are some signs of perscription drug abuse in kids?

What are some signs of perscription drug abuse in kids?

Many : Being withdrawn, falling grades, lying, being stealthy, sneakiness, stealing, losing friends, insubordination, truancy, disobedience, breaking curfew. Any of these in a kid who previously didn't have them is cause for concern. ...Read more

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Where can I get a pet scan and drug abuse recovery?

Where can I get a pet scan and drug abuse recovery?

Pet scan: Not sure what the scan is for, but your primary care doctor can assess and make proper referrals. ...Read more

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How to repair spinal/nerve tissue damage due to drug abuse?

How to repair spinal/nerve tissue damage due to drug abuse?

Difficult to repair.: You don't state which drugs in particular caused the damage, or what the nature of the damage is. So because the question is so general, so must be the answer. In general nerve tissue does not regenerate or repair itself, except for limited nerve plasticity, mostly in children younger patients and there is no known medical intervention. If your issue is opiates, please see www.Opiatecure.Com. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for drug abuse?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for drug abuse?

Depends on drug: Opiate abuse can be treated with several medications. Alcohol abuse as well, although not as successfully. Several advertised treatments aren't universally accepted. The best treatment for drug abuse is an approach that includes the entire person, looking for underlying causes for the drug problem, 12-step program & drug/alcohol counseling. ...Read more

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Could illegal drug abuse lead to killer diseases in the long run?

Could illegal drug abuse lead to killer diseases in the long run?

Yes for sure: There are many papers about the damaging effects of illegal drug use. Death from overdose is not infrequent , but true brain damage and liver damage and other organ damage is prevalent. ...Read more