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Doctor insights on: Factors That Determine Effects Of Alcohol When Your Driving

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What are some factors that influence your likelihood of developing a drinking addiction?

What are some factors that influence your likelihood of developing a drinking addiction?

How much: The addiction is based on how much one drinks. A Problem with drinking depends on other factors, such as causing you trouble, needing more of it to get drunk, and drinking when it is not in your best interests. Another factor is if your drinking causes others to worry about your safety or well being. Talk to your doctor about this. Some genes are involved, but the addictiveness is about how much ...Read more

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What part of the brain reacts to alcohol? I no longer feel the effects of alcohol. What could be wrong?

What part of the brain reacts to alcohol? I no longer feel the effects of alcohol. What could be wrong?

Tolerance: Alcohol permeates the entire brain. It is not a good idea to be drinking alcohol on top of clonazepam. Your brain has developed tolerance to alcohol which means you are getting close to alcohol addiction if not already there. I would recommend that you consult with your physician to get off the alcohol safely. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for alcohol addiction?

What are the risk factors for alcohol addiction?

Heredity: 1 parent: Who's alcohol dependent means 34% more risk, 2 parents means 4x more risk, & 2 parents & grandfather means 9x more risk for a male. Environment: if everyone around you drinks, if drinking is considered respectable or expected, if you have lots of stress or emotional problems, or you self-medicate w/ alcohol, you are more likely to drink excessively. Longer habits become stronger. ...Read more

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Why can driving under the influence of a psychoactive drug contribute to an accident?

Why can driving under the influence of a psychoactive drug contribute to an accident?

Intoxication: Any psychoactive drug can impair ones ability to perform even the most menial and familiar tasks. Some drug effects are more obvious than others(alcohol, for instance) while others may have more subtle effects. If a psychoactive drug is prescribed(a pain killer for instance) a warning will appear on the label. ...Read more

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What are factors that cause the ventilation rate to increase and how this controlled by the brain.?

What are factors that cause the ventilation rate to increase and how this controlled by the brain.?

Brain stem mechanism: In the brainstem, 4th ventricular receptors sense levels of oxygen and carbon dioxide and via auto regulation, blood flow and respiratory rate are adjusted proportionately. ...Read more

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What are the effects of driving under the influence with your kids?

What are the effects of driving under the influence with your kids?

Terrifying the: Children, death, dismemberment, killing someone else, teaching children dangerous behaviors. Nothing good comes out of this. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse: •Alcohol Dependence of parent(s) •Parental abuse and neglect of children •Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents •family violence •separation, divorce, or death of parent(s) •Racial discrimination •Living in an economically depressed area with: •High unemployment •Inadequate housing •High prevalence of crime •High prevalence of illegal drug use ...Read more

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What are the risks to preteens of drug and alcohol addiction?

What are the risks to preteens of drug and alcohol addiction?

Below: Younger brains will have more pronounced neurotransmitter effect when exposed to the same amount of drug, which will lead to more significant establishment of cravings in persons who are more impulsive. Since brains are still developing, one may be moe likely to see long eterm neurological deterioration. ...Read more

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What r the causes of regular nervousness and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

What r the causes of regular  nervousness  and does this cause risk of errors in tasks?

Many: Regular nervousness is not common and needs to be evaluated. Some medications used to treat bronco ecstasies can cause nervousness, and difficulty breathing can itself present as anxiety. Get evaluated for thyroid problems and other metabolic issues. Finally anxiety and depression at your age is common which can explain some of the symptoms you are describing. ...Read more

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What factors that cause the ventilation rate to increase and how this controlled by the brain.?

What factors that cause the ventilation rate to increase and how this controlled by the brain.?

Ventilation: low 2, high CO2. Great wikipedia question as comp;lex question but if you want to chat i can help in more detail. Controlled by brain, lung, heart an carotid chemoreceptors plus many others in brain. ...Read more

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What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

What quantity of alcohol usage is seen as being a risk to the liver?

Depends: Liver damage is rarely seen with 1-2 drinks per day (14/week), and goes up significantly with higher amounts. There are genetic predispositions to alcohol-induced cirrhosis, and people with hepatitis c are far more sensitive to alcohol, and should not drink at all. Alcohol damages far more than the liver, and again people differ in their sensitivities to these damages. Talk to md if concerned. ...Read more

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How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? Is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?

How does being under the influence of both alcohol and marijuana cause seizures? Is having a seizure one way for the body to cope with the toxins?

See below: Marijuana is irrelevant. Alcohol withdrawal is associated with seizures secondary to its affects on gluamate and gaba tone in the brain. It has nothing to do with toxins (other than alcohol of course). ...Read more

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What are some things that can influence the effectiveness of smoking cessation programme?

What are some things that can influence the effectiveness of smoking cessation programme?

You: Your persistence, resolution and determination. Regular and routinely following whatever programme is implemented and also your environment- do you have a network of support rather than being surrounded by smokers. ...Read more

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Can you please describe the effects and/or impacts of drugs and alcohol on teenage education/learning?

They distract from : It. The words teenager, alcohol & drugs shouldn't even be in the same sentence. Teen- anon incorporates 12 step philosophy from alcoholics anonymous & narcotics anonymous. Any teen who is drinking alcoholic needs assistance. ...Read more

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What are the physical effects that anxiety can have upon the body?

What are the physical effects that anxiety can have upon the body?

Nausea, headaches,: Irritability, dizziness, numbing sensations, tingling/(paresthesias), tachycardia, shortness of breath, and many other somatic expressions. If in doubt, see your dr, or a psychiatrist. Best of luck. ...Read more

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What effects does a high blood alcohol content level have on driving?

What effects does a high blood alcohol content level have on driving?

Ends it: By getting the driver or someone else killed, or the license revoked or go to prison. Reaction time and judgement are impaired even at low levels. This is general knowledge. Please take jets away from drinkers. ...Read more

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Driving under the influence of alcohol is so common here. Why does the government allow it?

They don't. : I believe every state prohibits driving under the influence of alcohol. The issue is why do people not obey these laws. ...Read more

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How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

How long of abstinence from alcohol will give a normal CDT test level. I need this to regain my driving licence?

NinetyDaysToFreedom: The half-life of Carbohydrate-Deficient Transferrin (CDT, the substance tested in the CDT Test) is on average 17 days. And it takes about 5 half-lives to get near zero, assuming you stopped all alcohol intake. A half- life is the time for the amount to halve (duh).So 5X17=85 days so round up to 90 days or three months.Suggestion, at that point you'll be well on your way to having stopped drinking! ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of alcohol when you are driving; like does it cuase drowsiness or...?

What are the symptoms of alcohol when you are driving; like does it cuase drowsiness or...?

Drowsiness: Alcohol is one of the 3 major cause of fatal accident. When we are under the alcohol influence, our judgments are also compromised due to sedative effects of alcohol. ...Read more

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Aside from driving, what shouldn't you do while drinking alcohol?

A partial list: Some mean no alcohol, some allow for a moderate amount: flying, boating, biking, motorcycling, air traffic controlling, surgery, handling firearems, skilled athletics, medical procedures, taking other medications, performing, working on the job. Anything for which you want full confidence that you are thinking your best and maximizing balance and motor tasks. ...Read more

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Would drinking alcohol and first dose of vyvanase affect my driving? I am 59

Drunk Driving: Alcohol affects driving whether you are on medication or not. Being on a drug that affects your brain and drinking is not wise in any way. And, then to ask physicians if you can drink and drive...Well that is a bit bizarre, don't you think? Please do not drink and drive! ...Read more

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What if someone is driving and blackout with no alcohol or drugs present?

What if someone is driving and blackout with no alcohol or drugs present?

Below: the problem of blackouts without alcohol or drugs induced is quite long. It is important to see your DR and have an accurate DX made. For example: low blood sugar, seizures, etc. ...Read more

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Is rom chocolate considered illegal to eat before driving? I will get my licence soon and I need to know. It has 15% alcohol and I never got drunk.

Is rom chocolate considered illegal to eat before driving? I will get my licence soon and I need to know. It has 15% alcohol and I never got drunk.

Not illegal but...: I don't know the laws where you live but in most places it is not illegal to consume small amounts of alcohol before driving. It is illegal to consume an amount of alcohol that will impair your ability to drive. That is usually at least 2 drinks in a short time. You would probably have to consume many ROM chocolate bars to become intoxicated/impaired so having one or two bars should be safe. ...Read more

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How high is a blood alcohol level for driving?

How high is a blood alcohol level for driving?

Now 0.8%.: This legal limit varies by country and is typically blood alcohol content limit for the operation of a vehicle. In the United States, the legal limit can vary by state but for all states as of 2011 is 0.08% blood alcohol content as measured by a breath device, urinalysis or blood test. ...Read more

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When I move my eyes I feel like everything is moving as well. As if I would be high on alcohol . It's really bad when driving I?

When I move my eyes I feel like everything is moving as well. As if I would be high on alcohol . It's really bad when driving I?

Oscillopsia: It sounds like you have some form of this condition where the link between your eyes and the inner ear is not functioning properly. Visual images will move or oscillate in your visual field with motion. Specific diagnosis requires you to see a variety of doctors. You should get evaluated by your primary doc for systemic conditions, see an ENT to evaluate inner ear, and possibly a neurologist. ...Read more

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Was put on buspirone 7.5mg twice a day for anxiety and was wondering if you can drink alcohol in moderation on this medication no driving Obviously?

Ask doctor/pharmacy: Depends on what you mean by moderation, and depends on whether alcohol has been problematic for you in the past. Alcohol use can be a cause of anxiety, or can often be a dysfunctional response to anxiety. It also can worsen gastritis and even be a cause of GI bleeding. This should be something you discuss with the prescribing physician and/or your pharmacist. An single social drink ok, more not ...Read more

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Intestinal yeast infection and false breathalyzer reading need to know if intestinal yeast infection can increase reading of blood alcohol concentration reading (bac) during police breathalyzer test? I had some wine but was not drunk and driving when the

Intestinal yeast infection and false breathalyzer reading need to know if intestinal yeast infection can increase reading of blood alcohol concentration reading (bac) during police breathalyzer test?

I had some wine but was not drunk and driving when the

No, it doesnt: This is almost entirely fiction, based on one case of someone with a very unusual yeast species which was fermenting alcohol. But even if it was that, you are still responsible for driving while impaired. If your level was over 0.8, you were legally intoxicated (0.5 for those less than 21). If you did not feel intoxicated, it means you were tolerant and clearly have an alcohol problem get help! ...Read more

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How to determine when alcohol hinders a mans ability to perform?

The following....: Alcohol can lead to decreased sex drive; inability to achieve or maintain an erection; premature or delayed ejaculation & lack of fertility. It is also a risk factor for risky sexual behaviors for aggressive sexual behaviors. ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for Alcohol abuse?

Alcohol Abuse RiskFa: Risk factors for Alcohol abuse: •Alcohol Dependence of parent(s) •Parental abuse and neglect of children •Antisocial, sexually deviant, or mentally ill parents •family violence •separation, divorce, or death of parent(s) •Racial discrimination •Living in an economically depressed area with: •High unemployment •Inadequate housing •High prevalence of crime •High prevalence of illegal drug use ...Read more

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What are the risk factors for alcohol addiction?

Heredity: 1 parent: Who's alcohol dependent means 34% more risk, 2 parents means 4x more risk, & 2 parents & grandfather means 9x more risk for a male. Environment: if everyone around you drinks, if drinking is considered respectable or expected, if you have lots of stress or emotional problems, or you self-medicate w/ alcohol, you are more likely to drink excessively. Longer habits become stronger. ...Read more

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Is there a test that can be given to determine if one has consumed alcohol within the last 24 hour period?

Breathalyzer: Breathalyzer or blood testing would accomplish this. The liver metabolizes alcohol at a set rate so the size of a person can make a difference in how long it is detectable. This would also vary depending on how much alcohol was consumed in that 24hr period. If a small enough amount is consumed it might not be detectible even a few hours later. ...Read more

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