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How serious long term is opiate abuse?

How serious long term is  opiate abuse?

Serious as Death: Its extremely serious. Prescription narcotic abuse kills more people that heroin/cocaine abuse. Narcotics are meant to be short term use. Are there some rare exceptions? Of course. Patients with metastatic cancer or burn patients are examples. But even there, it requires an expert touch to avoid doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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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


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How long is withdrawl off long term use of benzopines?

How long is withdrawl off long term use of benzopines?

Benzodiazepines?: Maybe you meant to type "benzodiazepines" rather than "benzopines"? If so, the answer depends on which specific medication you mean. Different ones have different half-lives -- some quite long, and others much shorter. If you wonder about a specific medication, please ask again and we'll try to respond helpfully. ...Read more

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How does long term alcohol or drug use cause mental retardation?

How does long term alcohol or drug use cause mental retardation?

Not quite the same: The term mental retardation is an old term that refers to brain problems present at birth or in early development. Alcohol and drug use can and do cause a loss of cognitive function in adults. Alcohol kills brain cells; some drugs deplete certain neurotransmitters. ...Read more

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How can long term cocaine use effect the brain?

How can  long term cocaine use effect the brain?

Not well: Wouldn't do it. Interesting article in neurochem res - april 2013 (http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/23585124) - control of Dopamine 2 receptors in the brain appears to be altered. "this upregulation may contribute to behavioral changes in response to repeated exposure to cocaine." check out www.Pubmed.Gov for more citations. ...Read more

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How long is term pregnancy?

How long is term pregnancy?

When is baby coming?: Traditionally obs consider a due date to be 40 weeks after the last normal menstrual period (lmp) and a term pregnancy to be 38 to 42 weeks. However, conception occurs approximately two weeks after the lmp. Also many people stick to talking about nine months being the length of pregnancy. Confused? You are not alone. Med students often scratch their heads. Ask your OB at each visit how many weeks. ...Read more

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Does long term methadone use affect your liver?

Does long term methadone use affect your liver?

Probably not: Liver dysfunction is not listed as a serious or less serious effect of Methadone use. One should always be careful with long term use of medications and have routine follow up and lab studies. Many medications used with Methadone certainly could cause liver dysfunction. Methadone is a very serious medication. Take its use and follow up very seriously. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol withdrawal usually last?

How long does alcohol withdrawal usually last?

3 days: Unless seignifican malnutrition, neurological of liver deterioration than longer. If severe, and one goes into dts, than 7-10 days. ...Read more

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Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Long term side effects of long term opiate abuse ?

Deadly serious: Death from overdose (intentional or unintentional). Infection from sharing needles. Legal consequences and potential violence. Mutual support helps. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. ...Read more

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Can alcohol cause long term depression?

Can alcohol cause long term depression?

If used long term: Mood changes (depression) due to alcohol usually clear up once drinking stops. Of course, if drinking doesn't stop, the depression can be ongoing. Severe chronic alcoholism can cause permanent brain damage, which may include depression as a symptom even after drinking stops. ...Read more

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For how long does it mean short term memory ?

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For how long does it mean short term memory ?

Several minutes: It is a part of mental status during the neurologic exam. The test is very simple: ask patient to recall 3 objects (apple, pencil, door) several minutes after the examiner mention them. ...Read more

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How can a long term opiate addict kick the habit?

How can a long term opiate addict kick the habit?

See a Specialist: You need to see a pain specialist or a drug detox program. Both should be able to get you off the opiates. The fellowship trained pain specialist will have options for you to use or try interventions that may help relieve your pain while coming off opiates. ...Read more

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How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

How long does alcohol poisoning usually last?

Alcohol Toxins: It depends. Small cases will go away fairly quickly. Extreme cases can lead to death. Many people do permanent brain damage from chronic overuse of alcohol, which cannot be recovered from. All alcohol, if consumed at all, should be done very moderately. Overuse is never okay. ...Read more

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

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Is long term use of omeprazole dangerous?

Yes: It is not recommended to take Omeprazole for longer than four months at a time. Long-term use can lead to weakening of the stomach lining and increased risk of wrist, hip or spine fracture. ...Read more

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What are long term effects on amphetamine abuse?

What are long term effects on amphetamine abuse?

A number of things: Such as malnutrition from the anorexic effects, insomnia, mood disorder, psychosis, paranoia and violence towards self or others. ...Read more

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Is olanzapine okay for long term usage ?

Is olanzapine okay for long term usage ?

There are risks: The most common of which are weight gain and metabolic syndrome (diabetes with other metabolic changes). Also these carry a black box warning of increasing all cause mortality (but this really applies to the elderly) That being said it can be very effective in the right person and for the right condition. If you are taking it for pain then the risk/benefit may not warrant using this medication ...Read more

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Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

Long term effects of ecstasy abuse?

See below: Depression, emotinal instability, stroke and intellectual impairment. ...Read more

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Please explain how long does drug addiction recovery take?

Please explain how long does drug addiction recovery take?

Drug addiction is a: Disease. It changes your brain and leads to cravings for the drug. Even after someone has been clean and sober, the addiction does not disappear and there are signs that the brain has been changed. It is important to get help attend aa or na (narcotics anonymous) and psychotherapy to fight the disease. ...Read more

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Alcoholism (Definition)

An addiction to alcohol or mental illness and compulsive behavior ...Read more