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Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Can excessive opiate cause brain damage?

Chronic chaneges: Long term use causes changes in the circuits but not damage. These changes have been described in the pleasure circuits and in the endocrine systems. ...Read more

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Dr. Vasu Brown
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Brain Damage (Definition)

Anything that disrupts tissue integrity can cause brain damage: lack of or reduced oxygen (stroke), viamin deficiency, pressure (hydrocephalus, or, bleeding or tumor inside the skull), blunt or penetrating trauma; infection; inflammation (immune system mediated or otherwise); toxins (alcohol, ecstasy, lead, mercury, arsenic, to name but a few); diseases (ms, diabetes, ...Read more


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Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Does Suboxone cause permanent brain damage?

Not permanent: Brain damage is not the word i would use. Opiate addiction in general can cause long lasting changes to the brain. Suboxone is a type of opiate and completely stopping it can be difficult without other forms of support. It takes time, "months" for the brain to recover. Things such as stress or "triggers" even months to years down the road could cause cravings, possible relapse, meetings help! ...Read more

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Can ritalin or adderrall cause brain damage if overused? Which part would be damaged and what would be the symptoms?

Can ritalin or adderrall cause brain damage if overused? Which part would be damaged and what would be the symptoms?

Brain damage: There are decades of experience in the use of stimulant medications. When used alone, these medications have not to cause brain damage. If too high a dose is taken, the effect will be so i=unpleasant a person is not likely to continue excess use. However, when combined with drugs of abuse, such as Cocaine or opiates, brain damage and even deaths have occurred. ...Read more

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How would you know that you could have some brain damage caused by a recreational drug you tried one night and never before or after again?

How would you know that you could have some brain damage caused by a recreational drug you tried one night and never before or after again?

No idea: What was used but a one time use does not seem to be able to cause "brain damage". I friendly suggestion: do not give in to peer pressure and do not torpedo the gift of live your parents have given to you! ...Read more

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Does weed cause brain damage?

Does weed cause brain damage?

Define brain damage: Marijuana use can lead to addiction and dependance and many experts consider these to be a form of "brain damage". There is strong evidence that prolonged use can lead to cognitive impairment which may be irreversible. ...Read more

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Is there a way to check the extent of brain damage caused from drug use?

Is there a way to check the extent of brain damage caused from drug use?

Yes and no....: Early on i doubt any changes would be detectable. However, with extensive use structural changes may be seen. In my experience, drug users show loss of brain volume at an earlier age than otherwise. Functional MRI and pet on the other hand would show changes sooner. That is, the relative activity of certain centers of the brain would change without causing structural changes like volume loss. ...Read more

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Is it really the case that the drug k2 causes brain damage?

Possibly: It causes hallucinations. And it can cause exacerbations in user with previous brain injuries and mental problems. ...Read more

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Can excessive masterburation cause chemical imbalance in brain/damage cells ?

Can excessive masterburation cause chemical imbalance in brain/damage cells ?

Masturbation: Masturbation is a common part of the human experience. It is done by all boys you know and all men. There are no negative health consequences to this common activity. No. It does not cause a chemical imbalance. ...Read more

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Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Which brain damage can solvents cause?

Many: It depends on the solvent but, neurons can be easily injured by potent chemicals. Sense of smell, touch, balance and sight might become altered. ...Read more

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Might frequent use of harsh cleaning chemicals cause brain damage?

Maybe: This would depend on the types of chemicals, whether they were inhaled, how much exposure it was, and if they could cross the blood brain barrier. ...Read more

Dr. William Singer
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Brain Injury (Definition)

Brain injury is a condition in which the brain is damaged due to an injury. Brain injury often results when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object deeply pierces the head. The symptoms of brain injury vary from mild to severe depending on how much the ...Read more


Cerebrum (Definition)

Cerebrum essentially refers to the majority of the brain. Embryologically, it develops from the telencephalon, and together with the diencephalon, ...Read more