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Can elderberry trigger a false positive on a UA? I am in recovery for alcohol and submit to regular drug/alcohol screening
You can expect: for the process to be formal, regimented, and documented if done by trained collectors and breath alcohol technicians. You will need photo identification, be asked to empty your pockets, and given a limited amount of time to provide a set amount of urine. For alcohol testing the same process occurs. This is all done in an effort to protect you but is also very impersonal on purpose. ...Read more
They aren't aware: Alcohol use is a widely accepted way to relax; it is used in many social contexts. People may put pressure on each other to drink, to be part of the "party." people don't tend to put it in the same category as other drugs because they're in denial about the harm it can lead to in some individuals. Although awareness is growing, many are equally blase about nicotine. ...Read more
Providing help.: Addict or abuser ? First be aware that the individual may or may not want help. I would explain your concerns. Encourage the individual to consider programs like narcotics anonymous or alcoholic anonymous. He or she would do well to see an addiction medicine specialist for an evaluation. ...Read more
One could.: Some part of it could be hereditary and more so also societal in the sense if parents, siblings and friends have the similar problems, it is more likely to happen to you. ...Read more
Not a simple answer: This is a pretty loaded question. Alcohol will affect individuals differently. Several factors need to be considered; age, gender, body weight, disease states, ethnicity, type of alcohol, amount of consumption, frequency of consumption, and of course, other medications. To change the way alcohol affects, you might consider changing habits of consumption. ...Read more
Possibly: The addictive personality means that you can easily fall prey to substitute drugs especially those that give you similar effects and your best recourse here is to just say no. I have good results in helping overcome cravings by using lavendar, peppermint and citrus essential oils in combo inhaled from the hand. The lavender is strong as Xanax (alprazolam) www.Medac4u.Com. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Grade school ages: This is a parental education responsibility, as part of teaching your ethics / morals / values--you need to demonstrate as well as preach moderation with alcohol and avoidance of drugs of abuse. Peer pressure assault can come at any time, so child with solid footing on why not to experiment / use is the safest. ...Read more
Although we might be aware of the risks involved with using alcohol, drugs, we still use them. Why?
For those of us who have been using alcohol and/or other drugs heavily or for a long time, does anyone care?
32yrs, 5'10, 165lbs.Considered healthy, non-smoker, drug or alcohol user.Feb 2nd I broke my m#5 in the "middle shaft".No fusion/non-union still, what now?
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Different reasons: First, alcohol, as you know is legal for folks 21 years old and up. Cocaine is only legal for certain special medical uses. Used "recreationally, " Cocaine is associated with all sorts of emotional, behavioral and physical problems. Cocaine abuse and dependency is a major problem. The use and abuse of Cocaine can be deadly. There are cases whereby, a person died after using Cocaine just once. ...Read more
Usually OK: Modest intake of alcohol has been shown to improve cardiovascular outcomes, as well as HDL cholesterol. In the setting of normal liver function and normal triglyceride levels, there is no problem with modest alcohol intake while taking cholesterol lowering drugs. In the setting of high triglyceride, care should be taken as alcohol intake can worsen triglyceride levels. ...Read more
Why are you asking?: If you are having thoughts about killing yourself, get seen at the nearest emergency room now. Have a friend or relative drive you or call 911 for emergency services for transport. You can call the National suicide hotlines 24/7 at 1-800-suicide (1-800-784-2433) or 1-800-273 – talk (1-800-273-8255) for support. ...Read more
Yes, but . . .: There are medications that can help with alcohol craving, but it's most important to have a frank discussion with your doctor about treatments for this. Try to be open-minded about options and avoid anchoring on the idea of using one drug to stop another. "Behavioral therapies", such as Alcoholics Anonymous, are cheap, readily available, and show long-term effectiveness. Discuss with doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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