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How Long Does It Usually Take For Someone To Get Addicted To Tobacco
Very quickly: Because smokeless tobacco is held between the cheek and gum it is absorbed very quickly into the blood stream in very high concentrations. It is the difference between alcohol abuse and IV drug use, the latter is more potent and more quickly addictive like smokeless tobacco. ...Read more
It is variable: There was an old number that was thrown around when I was in training, that if an individual smoked at least seven cigarettes, they had a >90% chance of becoming tobacco dependent. There are people who smoke "socially" and don't progress, but the vast majority will increase smoking to the average 30 cigarettes per day, and ultimately suffer the harms that smoking causes. ...Read more
How long does it take to get addicted to alcohol, does it take a while to become an alcoholic or are you addicted right away?
Alcohol addiction: I've had some patients who knew alcohol was "their" drug right away -- from their very first drink. At least initially they felt it altered their lives and experience by relieving painful anxieties. They could go from shy and retiring to being the life of the party, by using alcohol. For such people, using alcohol within limits was impossible. Not everyone responds in this way, though. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Addictions to meth: Do not wear off. Once you are addicted to a substance you body is "hooked" for life. An addiction is a disease which can be controlled but not cured. Go to na (narcotics anonymous or aa learn everything you can about addictions (90 days at least 90 meetings), find a therapist ; consider a detox in a hospital. You need to fight the addiction 24/7 to overcome it. Good luck ; it's worth it to stop. ...Read more
How long does it take to get addicted to 5mg oxy? And was wondering how long it would take before i become dependent/addicted to them
That depends on: how many you are taking in the course of a day. Addiction is NOT the same as dependency. Anyone taking even 3 tablets a day for more than a week or so will experience at least mild withdrawal symptoms when they are stopped, but most will not even particularly notice them. Addiction is when you do it more and more, and it helps less and less but causes more and more problems, AND you don't stop. ...Read more
Addiction to any : Substance, nicotine included, varies from person2person. How long it takes 2 B addicted can B sometimes immediate 4 others it takes longer. If U have hereditary predisposition (family members addictied 2 drugs/aicohol ) it can B rapid. The younger UR when Ustart the faster addiction. The thinner UR the faster it happens as well. People without predisposition usually dislike the substance at 1st ...Read more
Alcohol Intake: It varies on how your fast your liver metabolizes and your kidneys excrete it. You should only drink moderately. http://www.mayoclinic.org/healthy-lifestyle/nutrition-and-healthy-eating/basics/nutrition-basics/hlv-20049477 ...Read more
Varies alot: There is no easy answer to this question. AML may be curable in about 40% of people. Left untreated, a person with AML might die within 6 weeks. As you can see, the prognosis varies quite a bit. ...Read more
Wrong term: No drug "causes" ADDICTION. Addiction requires the active participation of the person. What you really mean is physical dependency, which is NOT the same thing as addiction. Babies don't get "addicted" to things their mothers are taken, despite what sloppy reporters/editors say in newspapers or on TV/radio. If you take 50-100 mg of Tramadol twice a day for several weeks, you get mild dependence. ...Read more
DOESN'T MATTER: A fairly short time but it doesnt matter. What does is that it will damage your body. At 44 it has probably damaged you and you'll find out where and how much later. Make the damage as little as possible and stop now while you're thinking about it. Really, now. For your sake and those who will take care of you when you get sick. ...Read more
Unknown and variable: Common sense says that the longer you smoke and the more cigs you smoke, the higher the risk for cancer (lung, throat, kidney, bladder, etc). How this applies to a particular individual, is not possible to guess. It may be decades for some, and a few years for others. If you smoke, STOP. Your risk may not drop as low as a never-smoker but should go down with time. ...Read more
One cigarette?: Once is enough for some people. After they are addicted they would say this in hindsight. Subtle chemical changes, mood changes and especially memory can make that first use powerful. 1/4-1/3 of people who ever smoke become addicted, this is higher than any other drug. If you never use the substance, you can't become addicted. ...Read more
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