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Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Effects of mixing alcohol and caffeine?

Alcohol poisoning: Caffeine causes one to stay more awake while drinking which raises the risk of drinking excessively. Usually intoxication makes one sleepy, but caffeination in alcohol enables one to keep drinking to potential alcohol poisoning. ...Read more

Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more

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What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

What is the medical definition of alcohol dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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What are the effects of vicodin and drinking alcohol?

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What are the effects of vicodin and drinking alcohol?

Alcohol/Vicodin: Excess sedation, confusion, stomach upset, depending on amount consumed. ...Read more

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What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

What long term effects of alcohol abuse are common?

Varied and severe: Long term alcohol abuse has a variety of negative physical and psychological symptoms including vitamin deficiency, liver damage, premature aging, dementia, and chronic sleep deficiency due to inhibition of rem sleep. It is nothing to take lightly, and treatment should be sought as soon as possible to avoid the start of permanent damage. ...Read more

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Consequences of excessive use of cigarette and alcohol to the body?

Lung cancer & COPD: (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease)heart attacks, strokes & bladder cancer all from ciggarettes. Xs alcohol can lead to liver cirrhosis, delerium tremens (dts) if body becomes alcohol dependent & you stop drinking for a while, esophageal varices which can result in massive vomiting of blood & death. ...Read more

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What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

What are differences between the effects of alcohol consumption and smoking?

It depends how much: Smoking is bad for you in any amount but its efeects are related to how many cigarettes and for how many years consumed.It causes copd, cadiovascular diseases, cancers of lung and mouth, perpheral vascular disease, impotence and erectile dysfunction, fetal abnormailities, bad teeth&breath alcohol in moderation may be beneficial for heart, but if abused can cause liver cirrhosis/failure and cardiomyopathy. ...Read more

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What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

What are the effects of pseudoephedrine and alcohol combined?

Very buzzed : The sudafed is a stimulant the alcohol is a depressent. Depending on how much of each substance and your own personal body chemistry will determine the effects that you experience. Btw - i would not recommend this. The alcoholic "energy drinks" do the same thing. ...Read more

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Can alcohol worsen the effects of hypoglycemia?

Can alcohol worsen the effects of hypoglycemia?

It can: Alcohol can raise your sugar and then drop it suddenly, particularly if you drink and then don't eat for a number of hours. Alcohol should always be with means and in moderation. It can also affect some medication. Check/wyour pharmacist. ...Read more

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Could alcohol and cigarettes increase the drowsiness side effect of clozapine?

Could alcohol and cigarettes increase the drowsiness side effect of clozapine?

Alcohol and clonazep: Both alcohol and Clonazepam get metabolized in the liver using same pathway. Not only it will add to the sedation, the practice is very risky. I have not heard that tobacco could increase the sedative effect of the drug. ...Read more

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Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Symptoms of alcohol abuse?

Many: Binge drinking, drinking that affects work and relationships. Look up the cage questions and seek help if you need it! ...Read more

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How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

How are alcohol abuse and dependence different?

Drinking : Dependence is usually considered that you will have physical withdrawal symptoms if you stop drinking. Dependence and addiction are synonymous. Abuse is frequent or even occasional excessive drinking which is considered more than five drinks within two hours. ...Read more

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What are the consequences of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

What are the consequences of chlorpromazine and alcohol?

Nothing good.: Chlorpromazine and alcohol together impairs people more than either one alone. It causes dullness of cognition, lethargy and lack of coordination. It could also potentially cause a drop in blood pressure. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more

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Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

Consumption of alcohol safe if causes tachycardia?

No, it is not: Alcohol can cause many abnormal heart rhythms, and none of them are very good for you, particularly if you are older and not in shape. Some of these abnormal rhythms, like atrial fibrillation ("holiday heart") can be serious and even life-threatening in some people, and if prolonged, can increase the chance of both heart failure and stroke. ...Read more

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What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

What are the dangers of mixing benedryl and alcohol and alcohol?

Two too many, too: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) has sedative properties. Alcohol has properties that are sedating. And that second alcohol dose will go even further to causing stupor, coma and death. Also seizures, loss of balance, poor judgement. ...Read more

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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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How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

How are alcoholism and alcohol abuse different?

Could be same: Alcoholism is a slightly more imprecise term that could imply either alcohol abuse or dependence. Alcohol abuse is when someone continues to drink despite negative consequences. Alcohol dependence is when, in addition to alcohol abuse, the person also has physical dependence (needing to drink to avoid withdrawal) or tolerance (needing increasing amounts) or compulsive use. ...Read more

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What are the complications of Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse Compli: Complications of Alcohol Abuse • Persisting Amnestic Disorder • Psychotic Disorder • Mood Disorder • Sleep Disorder • Sexual Dysfunction • Arrhythmias • High blood pressureHepatitis • Cirrhosis • Pancreatitis Increased risk of developing cancers of the: • Mouth • Esophagus • Throat • Liver • Breast Chronic drinkers are more liable to contract diseases like Pneumonia and Tuberculosis ...Read more

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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more