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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

Can elderberry trigger a false positive on a UA? I am in recovery for alcohol and submit to regular drug/alcohol screening

No: However, some "herbal" remedies aren't what they're labeled to be. It's caveat emptor. One of the very common situations in alcohol recovery is a specimen that sits too long before it's checked -- it'll give a false positive for ethyl glucuronide. Might this have happened? ...Read more

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I need some help with drug and alcohol?

I need some help with drug and alcohol?

I would recommend ..: that you visit the website of the American Board of Addiction Medicine and use the "Find a Doctor" feature {http://www.abam.net/find-a-doctor/}. Then you can make an office appointment with an expert in the field to guide and advise you. ...Read more

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What to expect during drug and alcohol test?

What to expect during drug and alcohol test?

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

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Why don't people believe that alcohol is a drug?

Why don't people believe that alcohol is a drug?

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

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Is there a way to help a drug and alcohol abuser?

Is there a way to help a drug and alcohol abuser?

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

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Can having a drug and alcohol problem be hereditary?

Can having a drug and alcohol problem be hereditary?

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

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Can you tell me is alcohol the worst drug to get addicted to?

Can you tell me is alcohol the worst drug to get addicted to?

In some ways, yes: But depends what you mean by "worst." tobacco addiction actually causes more deaths (500, 000/year in us) than alcohol (100, 000 deaths), but alcohol causes significant disability, illness, hospitalization and family and social damage. There is little point in "scoring" addictions as worse/better. They are all dangerous, all do harm, with some people more susceptible to damage than others. ...Read more

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How does alcohol & drugs effect you & what you to do to change it?

How does alcohol & drugs effect you & what you to do to change it?

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

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After becoming sober, will I want to start taking drugs to replace the alcohol?

After becoming sober, will I want to start taking drugs to replace the alcohol?

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 more

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