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Is cocaine abuse too expensive for teens to be involved?

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Is cocaine abuse too expensive for teens to be involved?

Cost of adcition: Addicts always find ways to feed their needs, but they pay dearly to get drugs. Good people are not surrounded by bad people to feed their curiosity in drugs, and thus worry about the cost. ...Read more

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Cocaine Abuse (Definition)

A maladaptive pattern of Cocaine use, in a individual who is not considered to be dependent on cocaine, leading to one or more difficulties including failure to fulfill major obligations, use in situations which place one at physical risk, recurrent cocaine-related legal problems, persistent or recurrent social or interpersonal problems due to the ...Read more


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Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to, but what is considered "chronic use" in your opinoin....

Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to, but what is considered "chronic use" in your opinoin....

Cocaine use: I share your opinion that Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to.. Chronic use indicates: frequent use long term use craving to use desire to use more amount continued use despite harmful effects.. ...Read more

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Can a person be too young to have problems with drug addiction and alcoholism?

Can a person be too young to have problems with drug addiction and alcoholism?

Early Alcoholism: Definitely not. In fact, the younger one begins drinking, the worse his/her prognosis is for later alcoholism and recovery. Part of the concern is that younger drinkers' (i.e. - preteens or adolescents) brain development is stunted by substance use. A second concern is that young people who abuse alcohol learn to depend on it in social situations, etc. That they are still learning to navigate. ...Read more

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Is it common for long term drug addicts to be mis-diagnosed with mental disorders?

Is it common for long term drug addicts to be mis-diagnosed with mental disorders?

I don't have a : Statistical response for you. However, there is a great overlap of symptoms between certain drug addictions ; psychological disorders. Additionally, drug abuse can trigger or worsen psychiatric disorders. ...Read more

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Ex-Abuser curious to find out if drug abuse is considered a strong risk for developing diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis? Thank you :)

Ex-Abuser curious to find out if drug abuse is considered a strong risk for developing diseases such as Multiple Sclerosis? 
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Interesting question: At this time, answer is a definitive NO, as we do not find either legal or illegal drugs associated with MS risk factors. Some drugs, such as amphetamines, and cocaine, and METH, cause risk of stroke and/or heart attacks, and other drugs can cause Parkinson's like symptoms. But not MS. ...Read more

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Why is drug use during adolescence more likely to lead to addiction than later in life?

Why is drug use during adolescence more likely to lead to addiction than later in life?

Brain development: Because adolescent's brains are still developing, they are more prone to becoming addicted. ...Read more

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If a child is bullied more as a kid are they more likely to abuse alcohol as an adult?

If a child is bullied more as a kid are they more likely to abuse alcohol as an adult?

Perhaps: Bullies, and those who are bullied, are more at risk for many emotional health problems later on. Many people try to self-treat their emotional pain with substances like alcohol. There are many other factors that also influence the risk of adult alcohol abuse, including family history of alcohol or drug abuse, personal characteristics of vulnerability vs. Resilience, social support, or lack of it. ...Read more

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Hypoglycemia being the most intelligent answer to my issues, i see how ritalin (methylphenidate) acting as an appetite suppressant can be more dangerous for me, correct?

Hypoglycemia being the most intelligent answer to my issues, i see how ritalin (methylphenidate) acting as an appetite suppressant can be more dangerous for me, correct?

Many issues: Going on here. Using Ritalin (methylphenidate) as an appetite suppressant can get you into big trouble with addiction rebound fatigue, ; hypoglycemia. It also causes insomnia. Get mthfr 677 ; 1298 genotype testing. Treatment can help you with your weight loss goals, make your anti-depressant work better, decrease anxiety and help sleep. Also gives energy during the day that is natural instead of not real. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse more likely to harm me as I get older?

Is drug abuse more likely to harm me as I get older?

Drug abuse: Absolutely it will - if you survive and get older and don't die before due to the damage that will take place. ...Read more

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Why can drug addiction be considered a disease?

Why can drug addiction be considered a disease?

Illness: Addiction process rewires brain reward pathway and is an illness vs disease. ...Read more

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Why is there such a big deal about administering antibiotics to elderly people once they satisfy the conditions for suspected sepsis? Could a delay of 4-5 hours before giving antibiotics seriously be life-threatening or it this simply being cautious?

Why is there such a big deal about administering antibiotics to elderly people once they satisfy the conditions for suspected sepsis? Could a delay of 4-5 hours before giving antibiotics seriously be life-threatening or it this simply being cautious?

Infections still kil: There is a huge benefit to starting antibiotics when a life-threatening condition like sepsis is diagnosed. A delay in diagnosis can mean increased chance of death; while antibiotics alone sometime are insufficient to stop sepsis, doctors don't want to be caught afterwards in a "coulda, shoulda" situation. It's far better to stop antibiotics if we're wrong than to withhold it if it was needed. GL. ...Read more

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More and more consensus that mental health inpatients should be treated as near to home as possible, but what is the evidence for this?

More and more consensus that mental health inpatients should be treated as near to home as possible, but what is the evidence for this?

Family interaction: Treating close to home can allow for family interaction & /or family therapy. However, in some situations one may need to travel further to obtain specialized care. ...Read more

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What can be done for substance abuse as a coping mechanism for depression?

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Treat the depression: Traditionally if someone had both addiction and depression, we treated the addiction first. However if someone is abusing drugs as an attempt to self medicate, it makes sense to treat what is primary. Getting help for depression may be most helpful. ...Read more

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Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Help please! is cutting or drug abuse more common amoung troubled teens?

Correlated : Yes, teens with emotional and behavioral problems, parent-child relationship problems, trauma, abuse and neglect report higher rates of these symptoms but all are correlated so determining what is the causative factor is difficult. ...Read more

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Can alcohol use at a young age damage your brain more than as an adult?

Can alcohol use at a young age damage your brain more than as an adult?

Yes: The effects of alcohol, like most drugs, are dose dependent. A sip of wine is unlikely to hurt anyone, but getting rip-roaring drunk can cause damage. That said, when a person is younger their brain is still developing, sometimes into their twenties. It stands to reason that a brain that is still developing will be more affected than an adult brain. All the more reason for kids to avoid alcohol. ...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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How is it possible to increase awareness in young adults about the dangers of illicit drug use?

How is it possible to increase awareness in young adults about the dangers of illicit drug use?

Illicit drugs: Firstly - by setting an example, secondly educate and teach so they understand. ...Read more

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