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Doctor insights on: How Does Addiction Of Underage Drinking Affect Teens

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Will underage drinking result in permanent brain damage?

Will underage drinking result in permanent brain damage?

Depends: Like most things it depends upon the amount of alcohol consumed and for how many years it is done. Younger brains are more susceptible to damage but alcohol can definitely cause damage to the brain and other organs of the body. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Addiction (Definition)

Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more


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Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?

Best way to break an addiction to pop... I want to loose weight but i can't stop drinking pop... I drink about 2 cans a day?

Pop: Pleasurable to most people in moderation, it needs to be gradually substituted with another pleasurable but not harmful material, such as ginger ale or sparkling water. ...Read more

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If i don't drink it i feel tired and unmotivated. Could all this be an addiction to caffeine?

If i don't drink it i feel tired and unmotivated. Could all this be an addiction to caffeine?

Possibly.: Caffeine can be addictive. Getting free of the addiction is easier if you replace it with something healthy that increases heart rate and circulation and causes endorphins to be secreted (they make you feel good). My recommendation is to do aerobic exercise (with your physician's approval only) which will accomplish all of the above. It will also make you much healthier than caffiene! ...Read more

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How is it that a lot of teens drink and smoke?

How is it that a lot of teens drink and smoke?

Alcohol & tobacco.: 1. One reason is peer pressure. 2. Another reason is that this is often a time of angst & intoxication may make one oblivious to that. 3. Self - medication. 4. Boredom. 5. Poor judgment. 6. Experimenting. 7. Rebellion. 8. Mood disorders. ...Read more

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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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How can I break my addiction to soda and drink more water?

How can I break my addiction to soda and drink more water?

Soda: Set a plan & pursue it. Determination & will power help. Also adding non-sugar flavors to your water such as lemon, might substitute. ...Read more

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How much drinking leads to a physical addiction to alcohol?

How much drinking leads to a physical addiction to alcohol?

Alcohol: That depends on your tolerance, any withdrawal symptoms or changes in daily functioning or amounts consumed daily. ...Read more