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Dr. Peter Kurzweil
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Drug Problems (Definition)

occur when use of either illicit , prescription or over - the - counter medications negatively ...Read more


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Is it possible to be addicted to things other than drugs and alcohol?

Is it possible to be addicted to things other than drugs and alcohol?

Absolutely.: Chocolate, fat, video games - anything that gives instant pleasure is likely to have a corresponding addiction. Yes, that, too. ...Read more

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I see a bad future of drugs and alcohol ahead of me, i just want opinions?

I just want your: Opinion. Do you want a bad future of drugs and alcohol? If not, would stay away from them entirely and introduce yourself to 12 step programs like alcoholics anonymous and narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

Do you think the use of drugs and alcohol is more a social or personal problem?

Drugs & alcohol: Drugs and alcohol are quite freely available, and combining them can be very dangerous as dr. Amawi says. Not everyone uses alcohol to excess, but some do. Also, not everyone abuses drugs. In terms of the effects these create in our lives, drug and alcohol abuse are both personal and social problems, . Yet each of us has personal responsibility for what we do with and about them. ...Read more

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How can I get my friends to understand that I really have quit drugs and alcohol for good?

How can I get my friends to understand that I really have quit drugs and alcohol for good?

Can be hard: Probably the best way is to commit to, and keep working on, your program. If you're in a 12 step program, excellent. You can get a sponsor and work your steps. People who abuse drugs & alcohol often hurt people close to them, and those people can be self-protective. It can be hard for you to be patient, but they probably need time to observe what you do. As the saying goes, "easy does it.". ...Read more

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What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

What are 4 reasons addiction to drugs and alcohol can change your personality?

1 reason for change.: Homework assignment? Will discuss 1 reason. When a person develops more & more of a singular focus, it excludes other things from their life. They may not have time for family or friends. They may miss work or church, family outings etc., because they are either using, trying to get the subtance to abuse or recovering from substance use. This means that other people & things loss importance. ...Read more

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Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

Is there a scientific reason for me having a high tolerance to many drugs, and alcohol?

YEP Genetics: It is well proven genetically that some people have a higher tolerance to drugs and their effects than others do. Thios is why the practice of medicine is as much art as it is science. ...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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Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Can the brain damage from drugs and alcohol be reversed?

Not really.: Once the brain tissue has been damaged by drugs, it is unfortunately lost for good. ...Read more

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Would it be bad to have lung cancer and consume drugs and alcohol?

Yes: Lung cancer requires specific therapy and medications. You should only be taking those medications you physician prescribes. ...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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Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Is it now compulsory to be tested for drugs and alcohol when having pilot's medical?

Yes: A person is tested for the following by the flight surgeon: marijuana, cocaine, pcp, methamphamine, ecstasy, morphine, Codeine and heroin. ...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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I have a bicorneate uterus and have miscarried 4 since. I have gotten clean from drugs and alcohol. Will i be able to conceive? Or no?

I have a bicorneate uterus and have miscarried 4 since. I have gotten clean from drugs and alcohol. Will i be able to conceive?
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Bicornate Uterus: Only your gynecologist can examine your uterus and determine the chamber sizes. This is the single most important determinant of your chances of carrying a pregnancy to term. With the history of 4 miscarriages, it would seem that your can cues are lower. A simple surgical procedure - a hysteroplasty - may help. Consult your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I'm 5 months clean of all illegal drugs and alcohol, the med i'm on to help me stay clean is causing high liver enzymes what else is there to help me?

I'm 5 months clean of all illegal drugs and alcohol, the med i'm on to help me stay clean is causing high liver enzymes what else is there to help me?

What med?: I'm not sure what medication you're referring to, to help you stay clean. Seroquel (quetiapine) is an antipsychotic but doesn't interrupt drug or alcohol craving. If there's something else you haven't mentioned, please share this when re-asking your question and we can try again. Depending on how severely you drank and used drugs, your liver enzymes could still be elevated from that. ...Read more

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8 weeks pregnant , how to not cause a miscarriage ? Besides drugs and alcohol.

8 weeks pregnant , how to not cause a miscarriage ?  Besides drugs and alcohol.

INTERESTING!: This is an interesting approach. The things to do for a healthy pregnancy are take prenatal vitamins eat healthy sleep healthy do not drink alcohol or caffeine. Do not smoke or do drugs. See you OB regularly and make sure any underlying illness are treated like diabetes or high blood pressure. What is your fear or concern about a miscarriage exactly? Good luck! ...Read more

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My mom abused drugs and alcohol throughout her pregnancy with me. Smoking crack a lot. I have certain psychological or mental behavior. All my life. In what ways could my moms actions contributed?

My mom abused drugs and alcohol throughout her pregnancy with me. Smoking crack a lot. I have certain psychological or mental behavior. All my life. In what ways could my moms actions contributed?

No one knows: Or can separate the effect of exposure from genetic predisposition. Laying blame is a useless exercise. It is better to consider what your current issues are and figure out how best to treat them. ...Read more

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I got drunk for the first time on vodka & now i can't even stand the smell of alcohol, it makes me want to throw up will the reaction ever go away?

I got drunk for the first time on vodka & now i can't even stand the smell of alcohol, it makes me want to throw up will the reaction ever go away?

Maybe, but why?: Saves money, saves excess calories, prevents reckless behaviors. No one "has to have" alcohol in their diet or life. If the revulsion passes, ok, drink in moderation to prevent second occurrence. If not, remind yourself of the positives. ...Read more

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How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

How does blood alcohol content affect your reaction time?

Alcohol effects: When alcohol reaches the brain, it has the ability to delay signals that are sent between nerve cells that control balance, thinking and movement. Specifically, hyper-activation of gamma amino butyric acid (GABA) A receptors. Activation of GABAA receptors by GABA tends to decrease neuronal excitability. This leads to impairment of both motor function and cognition following Ethanol consumption. ...Read more

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For those of us who have been using alcohol and/or other drugs heavily or for a long time, does anyone care?

For those of us who have been using alcohol and/or other drugs heavily or for a long time, does anyone care?

Of course!: All you have to do is find an na meeting, an aa meeting or a doc who specializes in addiction medicine! why not make a meeting today and call a doc in the am? ...Read more