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Doctor insights on: Facts About Alcohol And Drug Abuse By Teens

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I'm wondering what effect does alcohol and drug abuse have on teenagers?

I'm wondering what effect does alcohol and drug abuse have on teenagers?

Nothing good: No teenager should be experimenting or using alcohol or drugs. The detrimental effects on young adults can only lead to long term problems. ...Read more

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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...Read more

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What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?

What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?

Substance abuse: The question cannot be answered in a short column other than to say, lung, oral, and bladder cancer, hepatitis, liver damage and cirrhosis, hiv, aids, and a myriad of other infections and illness. On top of these, a life of misery associated with these substances is often more intolerable than the "afflictions" themselves. ...Read more

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Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?

Years of alcohol: abuse can lead to an alcoholic cardiomyopathy. Cardiomyopathy can lead to ventricular arrhythmia. Ventricular arrhythmia can lead to sudden death. In short, Yes. ...Read more

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It could be possible that a patient be turned in for alcohol and/or drug abuse?

"Turned in"?: What means "turned in, " here? Dr. Friedlander is right about the laws of confidentiality being strict. In general, your medical records cannot be revealed without your permission. There are certain conditions where the law requires reporting, though - - such as, when a child is at risk, being neglected or abused. Also if the doctor believes you may harm yourself or another & you refuse treatment. ...Read more

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How do I know exactly what do you have to study / major in to become a alcohol / drug abuse counselor?

Substance abuse: Many colleges have degree programs in substance abuse counseling. You might also consider a degree in psychology or social work. In addition, some treatment centers have training programs. ...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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Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Correlated : Yes, teens with emotional and behavioral problems, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, abuse and neglect report higher rates of these symptoms but all are correlated so determining what is the causative factor is difficult. ...Read more

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Might it be that a a doc turn his patient in for alcohol or drug abuse to the police or social services?

No: The exception is when you are a immediate danger to others ie drive to clinic visit drunk and you were going to drive home. ...Read more

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Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago. 3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss. Probable cancer, cirrhosis?

Hx of alcohol/drug abuse and hep non a/b 30+ years ago.  3 mo. history of ruq pain, fullness, weight loss.  Probable cancer, cirrhosis?

Have doc check it : Formerly known as non a/b hepatitis, your concern for untreated hepatitis c to cause hepatocellular carcinoma later in life is appropriate, but other reasons exist for your symptoms. See your doctor for the appropriate tests to be done. ...Read more

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What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

What is the most successful treatment program for alcohol abuse and drug abuse?

Addiction: Aa & na groups, also deterrents such as antabuse, (disulfiram) campral, zyban, etc., depending on the type of substances used. ...Read more

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For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?

For teens with alcohol abuse, will they admit you into the psych ward or can they just send you home after you sober up?

Greatly varies: The length of stay at a psychiatric hospital can be dependent upon multiple things including laws in your state severity of the illness and also insurance coverage. ...Read more

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What are the differences between alcohol and drug addiction?

What are the differences between alcohol and drug addiction?

Addiction vs habit: Addiction - there is a psychological/physical component; the person is unable to control the aspects of the addiction without help because of the mental or physical conditions involved. Choice of addiction is due to habit. Habit - it is done by choice. The person with the habit can choose to stop, and will subsequently stop successfully if they want to. Addiction habit choice -is alcohol vs drug. ...Read more

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What would experts say about alcohol or drug addiction process?

What would experts say about alcohol or drug addiction process?

Complete supervision: Either condition require a personal decision, supervision, and complete aftercare. It is very complex, yet needs to be complete. An excellent program is the clarity program out of farmington, michigan 1-248-592-1050. Call today and get your life back. ...Read more

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How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

How can I help my friends to quit their drug addiction and alcohol problem?

It's. Their problem: U can't do it 4 them--help is available but they have to see the need-- try not 2 emable--let them take the consequences of their addictions. ...Read more

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What is the alcohol or drug addiction detox process?

What is the alcohol or drug addiction detox process?

Slow withdrawal: You are placed on medication with similar sedative like process to each and withdrawn in a stepwise fashion. Much quicker in the case of alcohol, couple weeks vs. At times months with opioids. ...Read more

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Alcohol or drug addiction, can they take this Valium medication.?

Alcohol or drug addiction, can they take this Valium medication.?

Not safely: Outside of their brief supervised use to help people come down off their drugs of choice. Benzodiazepines are highly dependency-producing themselves, and many alcoholics have had their relapses triggered by the similar sensations they get when taking a benzo, especially valium or xanax (alprazolam) which both hit the brain quickly and hard. Under supervision by doctors who understand addiction, sometimes ok. ...Read more

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Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Valium and alcohol: Sounds like you may be taking valium on your own that is not prescribed for you . If that's the case then no one can comment . In any event if you are taking it as prescribed i hope the prescriber knows about your addictions. The bottom line is it can potentially be very dangerous depending on your history and your metabolism met the built -valium can be deadly with alcohol. ...Read more

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