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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

Violence (Definition)

Violence is described by the World Health Organization as the use of physical force or power, threatened or actual, against oneself, another person, or against a group or community, that either results in or has a high likelihood of resulting in injury, death, psychological ...Read more


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Which mental illnesses can occur after heavy drug abuse?

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Which mental illnesses can occur after heavy drug abuse?

Drug abuse: Depends on the drugs used & length of time abused. Can include any psychotic illness, cognitive dysfunctions, mood disorders or anxiety disorders. ...Read more

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Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone ?

Alcohol abuse and medicines like Adavan, vistral, and naltrexone ?

Alcohol Abuse: I admire you for caring for your Health! Naltrexone is used to treat Alcoholism. Naltrexone will not cause to "sober up" It is not a cure for Alcoholism. Do not drink alcohol while taking Adavan (Ativan). This can increase the effects of Alcohol. Vistaril may impair thinking or reactions, may cause tremors, confusion, seizures. Discuss with Psychiatrist Alcoholism program , A.A. and Therapy. ...Read more

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Does guilt play a role in drug or alcohol addiction?

Does guilt play  a role in drug or alcohol addiction?

No: If you're asking if make somebody feel guilty will help him/her to stop drinking or using, then the answer is 99% no. If you're asking whether some people use because he feels guilty, then the answer is: very possible, but clearly not the only reason. Find a good therapist, both for the patient and for the family. The problem most of the times is a family problem, even if you don't think so. ...Read more

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How can alcohol or drug abuse affect the user and their family?

How can  alcohol or drug abuse affect the user and their family?

Many ways: The abuse of alcohol and or drugs can lead to many issues which can affect your health mentally, emotionally, and physically. All these not only can have negative influence on the user but ultimately those close to you. Those who care most are affected by watching the user destroy his/her life without the user not realizing what is happening. ...Read more

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How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

Dont understand ?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...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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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code. ...Read more

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What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

What factors or variables increase an adult's vulnerability to drug-facililiated sexual assault?

Vulnerability: Here's a starter list: Willingness to take any recreational substances, low-self-esteem, confidence, control, discipline. Boredom, loneliness, depression, poor judgement, bad environment,etc. Let's talk of good defenses: Opposites of the above! Find a source of support - from solid, safe activity groups like gym, yoga, meditation -thru- individual or group therapy. Be safe. Be strong. Be sober. ...Read more

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Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

Could alcoholism or alcohol abuse cause hiv?

No it cannot cause: Hiv. However, it might lead to unprotected sex, which could lead to hiv, since people's judgement is impaired and they are less inhibited under the influence of alcohol. ...Read more

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I'm dealing with drug abuse and trouble coping during pregnancy?

I'm dealing with drug abuse and trouble coping during pregnancy?

Medical assisted tx: Is it trouble coping with the drug abuse during pregnancy or with the pregnancy itself? Opiate dependent pregnant women can be very safely and successfully treated with Methadone or Buprenorphine. Plus counseling and cognitive behavior therapy. Please visit your OB/GYN and ask for a referral or help finding an addiction specialist. ...Read more

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Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

Anyone who overcame the memory of domestic violence or child abuse?

It takes time.: Recovering from abuse of any kind takes processing of the events, finding ways to forgive yourself and develop trust in your self and others. This takes time, support and often professional help. ...Read more

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Is child abuse a causative factor for domestic violence? What are your thoughts?

Cause or result: Family violence is a multi-generational process.Kids who experience/witness it at home from people they otherwise love, will grow up to continue the pattern.Often kids are the victims of family violence/abuse because they aren't skilled enough to realize when they are in danger or agile enough to get out of the way. The process is a merry go round of recurring dysfunction & all loose in the process. ...Read more

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Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?

Can a use of cocaine or any illegal drugs before 18 cause body mental development croissance problem?

Illegal drugs: at any age can cause physical and mental problems. The younger the developing central nervous system (brain and spinal column) the more at risk one can be. Best to avoid them all and look to healthy ways to cope and recover such as exercise, good diet, positive outlook. 12 step programs help many folks. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Overwhelming feeling of emotional withdrawal and upset when faced with smell/sight of chewing tobacco or vape. Allergy? Or mental reaction?

Overwhelming feeling of emotional withdrawal and upset when faced with smell/sight of chewing tobacco or vape. Allergy? Or mental reaction?

Probably emotional: Since sight of these substances is in the equation, this would suggest it is an emotional response which you raise as a possibility. Discussion with a psychiatrist should help you resolve this question ...Read more

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Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Can emotional, physical, sexual and verbal abuse, control and threats during pregnancy cause such disorders as toutetts, ocd, odd, anxiety?

Maybe not cause but: Certainly uncover or make worse any of those issues noted. Intervention should be done as soon as possible to protect the expectant mother & the unborn child. There is evidence to support the belief that children of mothers who have untreated psychiatric problems during pregnancy have babies who are at risk for behavior & mood disorders as children & adolescents or even later in life also. ...Read more

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Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Cognitive impairment onset following gastroenteritis. No substance abuse, depresssion, anxiety or medication. Normal BP, bloodsugar and CRP. ?

Sudden? Gradual?: You don't mention how or if the impairment was confirmed, but distress, especially chronic and untreated, can itself take a functional toll on mental activity quality. If you can find even symptomatic relief for the GI pain, you might discover a cognitive improvement too. If not - maybe a psycho-neurological exam can find a basis. Nutrition also may play a role. If severe, seek answers. Good luck! ...Read more

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Domestic Violence (Definition)

Domestic violence is a condition in which a person is violent towards another member of his family or household. Victims of this crime often don't report it to police due to ...Read more


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Domestic Abuse (Definition)

Domestic abuse is any violent dispute, verbal or physical, taking place between ...Read more