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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. Kevin Passer
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Alcoholism (Definition)

Alcoholism, also known as alcohol use disorder, is an addiction characterized by increased cravings, consumption, and failed efforts to limit intake of alcohol. As the disease progresses, alcoholics develop increased tolerance and have withdrawal symptoms when they try to stop drinking. They continue to increase the amounts and frequency of alcohol consumption despite exposure to harmful situations, failure to perform daily obligations, and difficulty maintaining relationships. The denial, or inability of the alcoholic to see or admit that their drinking is causing havoc in their lives often makes treatment difficult without the ...Read more


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Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?

Can frequent alcohol-abuse consumption for a year and a half cause any major health problems for a young (in 20s) active male?

Maybe: Maybe. Acute gastritis is common from excessive alcohol consumption, for one thing. Too much alcohol does not contribute to good health. Young people often think they're invinsible and believe they can just bounce back from stuff. Such is not always the case. One is liable to make unwise choices while intoxicated. ...Read more

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Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

Do women face greater health risks from alcohol abuse than men?

No: According to the CDC, US men have higher rates of alcohol abuse and dependence (17% lifetime) than women (8%). Men also have much higher rates of injury and hospitalization related to alcohol. Male drivers are twice as likely to be intoxicated in fatal car accidents than female drivers. Men who commit suicide are more likely than women to have consumed alcohol. ...Read more

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What is the best way to regain physical health after ceasing long term alcohol abuse?

What is the best way to regain physical health after ceasing long term alcohol abuse?

Healthy living : I think you have taken the first step by admitting you have a problem . Join AA . Get a good Physical . Talk to a nutritionist about healthy eating healthy . After you are cleared for exercise by your doctor , start a walking program . Start slowly and increase your time snd distance gradually . This will improve your cardiovascular fitness and help you drop some weight ! Good luck ! ...Read more

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Which types of questions would a drug and alcohol abuse counselor ask a client?

Which types of questions would a drug and alcohol abuse counselor ask a client?

Depends: Generally an evaluation consists of questions about a persons relationship to drug use. This usually involves a good history, patterns , consequences etc. We try to understand what has the person had experienced in all spheres of life and who they are in this and why. ...Read more

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Is there specific classes that are needed to become a drug and alcohol abuse counselor?

Is there specific classes that are needed to become a drug and alcohol abuse counselor?

State requirements: Each state has different requirements. In north carolina, where it appears you are, check the following: www.Ncsappb.Org/credentialing/certified-substance-abuse-counselor. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are some fun activities for drug and alcohol abuse group therapy?

Consider the group: It depends a lot on who is in the group and how much supervision you have and need. Also, remember to provide options. Don't ask someone to do something totally out of character in the beginning. Some ideas: yoga, meditation instruction, serving food to the homeless, organized tours of museums, hiking, working with animals. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

How do rock stars deal with drug and alcohol abuse?

Some, not well: Many rock stars have become examples of the worst outcomes in drug and alcohol abuse: death. Alternatively, their sagas show revolutions into and out of rehab systems, and then back again. Chemical dependency is a heartbreaking disease for anyone. For recovery, one needs sober, rock-solid supports -- and chronic exposure to others abusing alcohol/drugs in "the business" makes it much harder. ...Read more

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What is the risk of a heart attack for a late 20's person after drug and alcohol abuse?

Drug use: It depends on the amount of prior use and whether use is continuing. Certain drugs, such as cocaine, are particularly dangerous in this regard. ...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


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