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What side effects of drug addiction?

What side effects of drug addiction?

Drug addiction: Depends on the drug used. In general, effects are biological such as physical symptoms, psychological such as cravings, and social such as loss of finances or job or family due to alienation. ...Read more

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Drug Addiction (Definition)

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Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Effects of amphetamine abuse on circulation?

Yes there are lot of: Effects heart attacke and others see the web site below. ...Read more

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What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

What are some adverse effects from prescription drug abuse?

Mortality : A recent cdc report shows prescription opiate abuse as the number one cause of death in us in adolescents and young adults. Other than death, dependency leads to drug seeking, theft, poor nutrition, sleep disruption, poor academics, loss of work, legal problems, dui, loss of family and friends. Couldn't find a worse thing to do. ...Read more

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Side effects from the drug cultcherelle?

Side effects from the drug cultcherelle?

Culturella: The probiotic is usually devoid of side effects. Occasionally it may cause nausea. ...Read more

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Are there statistics on the effects of drug abuse?

Effects of drug use: According to the national institute on drug abuse, the annual cost in the U.S. Of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use is $600 billion. In most states, the legal threshold for intoxication is a blood alcohol level of .10%. Judgment, attention, and sensorimotor skills can be impaired at .05% bal. Spice, a synthetic form of marijuana, can cause increased heart rate & blood pressure like stimulants. ...Read more

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What are long term effects on amphetamine abuse?

What are long term effects on amphetamine abuse?

A number of things: Such as malnutrition from the anorexic effects, insomnia, mood disorder, psychosis, paranoia and violence towards self or others. ...Read more

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What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

What're the cause and effects of prescription drug abuse?

Abuse: Lack of monitoring, euphoric effects, easy access, avoiding withdrawal, doctor-shopping, tolerance. Outcome is dependency (addiction) & more suffering & resistance to tx. ...Read more

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Odd drug side effects from nimodipine?

Odd drug side effects from nimodipine?

Nimodipine: Call your doctor right away if you notice any of these side effects: chest pain (may be related to your disease and not a side effect) fast, irregular, or pounding heartbeat unusual tiredness or weakness wheezing or trouble breathing if you notice these less serious side effects, talk with your doctor: runny or stuffy nose skin rash stomach discomfort. ...Read more

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Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

See below: Depression, emotinal instability, stroke and intellectual impairment. ...Read more

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What are the side effects ritalin (methylphenidate) abuse and withdrawals ?

What are the side effects ritalin (methylphenidate) abuse and withdrawals ?

Side Effects: Ritalin (methylphenidate) is a good drug, but it does have significant side effects. It can cause high heart rate, appetite suppression, and even psychological side effects (hallucinations, etc) in some patients. It does have addictive/abusive potential. So, it does a good job when used correctly, but you just have to keep in close follow up with your doctor. You can be quite sleepy if you abruptly stop ritalin (methylphenidate). ...Read more

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Any info available on the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add? Adverse effects?

Any info available on the long term effects of taking Adderall (dextroamphetamine and racemic amphetamine) for add? Adverse effects?

Some info: May slightly increase blood pressure & increase risk of cardiodiovascular problems in susceptible individuals--may have small amt of wt loss-however i've followed a number of pts for years with no problems. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of cannabis abuse?

What are the side effects of cannabis abuse?

Several: Vulnerability to psychotic disorders including schizophrenia, problems with memory and concentration, increased appetite and weight gain. ...Read more

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Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Safety and side effects of mixing certain perscription drugs with guanfacine?

Ask pharmacist: This cannot be answered well without knowing which prescription drugs you are talking about. www.drugs.com is a helpful website and you can also ask a pharmacist to see what drugs are not compatible when taken together. In general it is not wise to "mix" drugs. ...Read more

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What are the side effects of long term opiate abuse?

What are the side effects of long term opiate abuse?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Any side effects of methadose (methadone)?

Any side effects of methadose (methadone)?

See below: Call your doctor at once if you have any of these serious side effects: •shallow breathing; •hallucinations or confusion; •chest pain, dizziness, fainting, fast or pounding heartbeat; or •trouble breathing, feeling light-headed, or fainting. Less serious side effects of Methadone may include: •feeling anxious, nervous, or restless; •sleep problems (insomnia) •feeling weak or drowsy;. ...Read more

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Most likely side effects of overdosing on lorazepam?

Most likely side effects of overdosing on lorazepam?

Serious stuff!: Signs of overdose range through mental confusion, dysarthria, paradoxical reactions, drowsiness, hypotonia, ataxia, hypotension, hypnotic state, coma, cardiovascular depression, respiratory depression, and death. :((. ...Read more

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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