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What symptoms of methamphetamine abuse?

What symptoms of methamphetamine abuse?

12 Panel Drug Test: Urine drug testing is a very accurate way to determine recent drug use history. It is the most common form of drug testing, used by schools, employers and families alike. A urine drug test requires collecting a small urine sample. No laboratory work is required - you can find out the results of your drug test almost instantly. Test for up to 13 drugs: marijuana * Cocaine * opiates * methamphetam. ...Read more

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Methamphetamine Abuse (Definition)

Also referred to as amphetamine abuse, methamphetamine abuse is a problematic pattern of methamphetamine use leading to significant impairment or distress. Problem examples include: failure to fulfill major role obligations, repeated use when it is physically hazardous, repeated legal problems due to methamphetamine use, or continued use despite ...Read more


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What does methamphetamine abuse have on the future baby?

What does methamphetamine abuse have on the future baby?

The unknown: What are the effects of crystal meth during pregnancy on the baby exactly? Well, it not only causes the long-term neurodevelopmental problems, but also reduced motor coordination in the long-term. Research says that a developing baby is much more vulnerable to dna damage because fetuses have not yet developed the enzymes that will eventually help to protect the baby from free radicals. ...Read more

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My lady friend has methamphetamine abuse. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?

My lady friend has methamphetamine abuse. She was too embarassed to tell me any more. Can you explain it to me please?

CAGE: Give your lady friend the cage test. C= tried to cut back. A= anoyed when confronted by loved ones. G= guilt feeelings about use. E= must take eye opener first thing at waking up. She already scored 2 out of 4. She has abuse problems. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: methamphetamine abuse?

What is the definition or description of: methamphetamine abuse?

Problematic use: Also referred to as amphetamine abuse, methamphetamine abuse is a problematic pattern of methamphetamine use leading to significant impairment or distress. Problem examples include: failure to fulfill major role obligations, repeated use when it is physically hazardous, repeated legal problems due to methamphetamine use, or continued use despite social or interpersonal problems. ...Read more

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What are the long term effects of methamphetamine abuse?

Methamphetamine abus: Has many negative consequences, including addiction. Addiction is a chronic, relapsing disease, characterized by compulsive drug seeking and use, accompanied by functional and molecular changes in the brain. In addition to being addicted to methamphetamine, chronic abusers exhibit symptoms that can include anxiety, confusion, insomnia, mood disturbances, and violent behavior. ...Read more

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What happens if I abuse meth while i'm taking naltrexone?

What happens if I abuse meth while i'm taking naltrexone?

Nothing good: By "meth, " i'm assuming you mean methamphetamine. Nothing good happens when you abuse this substance. There are some ongoing studies of Naltrexone to decrease methamphetamine use. These have some positive results -- but not 100%. Taking Naltrexone while abusing meth will not change the damaging effects of meth. Please, get help -- hopefully from a specialist in addiction medicine. ...Read more

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Is seeing someone with missing teeth a tipoff about meth abuse?

Is seeing someone with missing teeth a tipoff about meth abuse?

Meth abuse: Dental loss has many causes, and meth abuse is just one of hundreds, however the "faces of meth" is a good subject to google if you are interested. ...Read more

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Cortisol Level (Definition)

Cortisol is what the body produces. It is often obtained to check if your body's adrenal gland (which produces the cortisol) is functioning well especially after one has been taking cortisone (prednisone) for a long time. Sometimes it is used to screen out over-production of cortisone by the body ...Read more


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