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How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

How does both drug and alcohol abuse affect workplace health and safety?

Multiple: Workers under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs represent major safety concern at their workplace in that they are usually prone to injuries due to impaired attention and accuracy in performing their job. Also, they create unsafe and disruptive environment for their co-workers due to inadequate behavior and failure to comply with the job code. ...Read more

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Dr. James Eitner
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Workplace Health (Definition)

Workplace health, or occupational health, is a field of study in which a person looks for dangers or diseases that can occur at the workplace, and then finds preventive measures and treatments for work-related diseases or injuries. Examples of work-related conditions are carpal tunnel syndrome, back injuries, chemical exposures, etc... A doctor of this specialty is an Occupational Health specialist, and usually has training as ...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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How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?

How and why does tobacco smoking negatively impact on the body and mental health of adolescents aged 12-18?

Addictive: Since many who start never stop, the younger they are the longer they'll be damaging all the cells in their body. Some cells are just not going to function as well w/ inflammation - some may begin a process toward malignancy. The circulatory system is also stressed. The clearest mental issues are the habit and any guilty feelings. It's expensive too! ...Read more

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How does alcohol abuse affect community? Mentally and physically!

How does alcohol abuse affect community? Mentally and physically!

Depends: On the number of alcoholics in that community and whether it is associated with violence such as child or wife abuse. It is a deadly illness for anyone and very difficult to treat. ...Read more

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How does cocaine effect your outside life such as school and recreational activities?

How does cocaine effect your outside life such as school and recreational activities?

It damages them big : First of all, being high on Cocaine can make you do reckless things, like reckless driving, having unprotected intercourse and many other impulsive things you would not dream doing sober. Using cocaine, even "just for fun, " slowly replaces friendships and healthy relationships. In high doses, it could make you manic and psychotic. The withdrawal is no fun either. My advice: avoid it! ...Read more

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How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

How do marijuana, alcohol, and tobacco effect the reproductive health?

No surprise: Are you surprised if i say they all affect reproductive health in a bad way. Mild or even moderate alcohol use may have a negligible effect, but tobacco and marijuana are definitely harmful: the more you use, the worse the problem. ...Read more

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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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How will alcohol effect your mental, emotional and social health?

One possible: Effect from excessive alcohol use is a depressive syndrome. It looks identical to major depression & may take 3 or more months to life after one stops ingesting alcohol. ...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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How do drug addictions affect a person's social health?

How do drug addictions affect a person's social health?

Ruins: One definition of addiction is when the drug becomes more important than a person's friendships, family, spirituality, or other major areas of one's life. As you can see by this definition it will ruin or displace these relationships ...Read more

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How does my alcohol abuse lead to dependence and addiction?

How does my alcohol abuse lead to dependence and addiction?

Stop! get help!: Sadly, your ''abuse'' is ''dependence'' and "addiction''! please drop the semantic delay, a life is at stake! yours !hepatitis. ...Read more

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How does being a police officer affect your emotional and mental health?

Police officers are: exposed to traumatic events on a frequent basis. It is important for them to have opportunuies to process all these traumas. Police departments are aware of this but often do not do enough to help their staff work through these events. ...Read more

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How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

How could irritability(a mental heath effect caused by inhaling nitrite) influence dependence on the drug?

Dont understand ?: Most of the time, when a drug producing 'dysphoric' effects - effects not considered pleasant by most people - fewer people abuse that drug. However, many drugs produce irritability, including cocaine and amphetamines, but people still get enough benefit to continue to use them. People use nitrites mainly for sexual enhancement, and are willing to pay the price of some stimulation/irritability. ...Read more

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How can drug abuse affect spiritual health?

How can  drug abuse affect spiritual health?

Greatly: The 12 steps is a spiritual program, i recommend looking at the first 3 steps of aa or na they use the term higher power which for many means god, but not necessarily. Addiction robs people of their entire well being including spiritual. One of my favorite books on the topic regarding addiction and spirituality is "the spirituality of imperfection" by ernest kurtz. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How can my school environment affect my response to drugs and alcohol?

How can my school environment affect my response to drugs and alcohol?

School environment: Trying to be "like" one's school peers can make it very tempting to use drugs and/or alcohol, if they are. This can be a real danger to you -- especially if as my colleague warns, you might have genetic vulnerabilities for alcohol or drug abuse. Using alcohol or drugs will distract from studies & other important activities. It can also impair your concentration, mood, and ability to relate. ...Read more

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How can drugs and alcohol play a role in teen depression?

How can  drugs and alcohol play a role in teen depression?

Both Ways: It can go both ways, sometimes depression leads to drug and alcohol use. Other times the drug use is recreational or related to peer pressure and then that can lead to depression. ...Read more

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What effect does alcohol use have on relationships?

What effect does alcohol use have on relationships?

Alcohol is tricky: Alcoholic drink is a common social lubricant. It decreases inhibitions and leads to more garrulous conversations. It also impairs judgement and increases impulsivity which may lead to unanticipated consequences. Certain personality types are susceptible to loss of control, leading to abuse and addiction. ...Read more

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How does teen sexual activities get linked to the use of drug/alcohol?

How does teen sexual activities get linked to the use of drug/alcohol?

Teens and alcohol: Although there isn't a "double blind, placebo controlled study" on this topic, the results would be fairly predictable if there had been one based on our knowledge of how drugs/alcohol effect the brain (btw this is true for adults too). Our judgement/inhibition decreases with increased blood levels, which can lead to poor decisions: unprotected sex, sex with high risk individuals, even date rape. ...Read more

Alcohol Abuse (Definition)

Alcohol abuse is reoccuring use of alcoholic beverages despite their negative consequences. It results in harm to one's health, interpersonal relationships, or ability to work. Often people who abuse alcohol fail to fulfill their responsibilities and can drink in dangerous situations such as when driving, which gets them into legal difficulties. Alcohol abuse can ...Read more


Dr. Cornelia Franz
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Safety (Definition)

Safety is a topic that includes recommendations for making the home and outdoor environments safe, especially for kids. This topic includes ideas on childproofing cabinets, keeping dangerous items locked up, ensuring balconies and stairs are safe, covering wiring and outlets, fencing off pools, staying away from cars, watching ...Read more