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Facts About Alcohol And Drug Abuse By Teens
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
Can years of alcohol and drug abuse result in a person's heart just giving out one day in a sudden cardiac arrest?
"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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How do I know exactly what do you have to study / major in to become a alcohol / drug abuse counselor?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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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