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Is Cocaine Abuse Too Expensive For Teens To Be Involved
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
Cocaine is a very bad drug to be addicted to, but what is considered "chronic use" in your opinoin....
Any reason that many pro wrestlers seem to die at relatively young ages? Is steroid use and abuse of painkillers a likely culprit?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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
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
Brain development: Because adolescent's brains are still developing, they are more prone to becoming addicted. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Is it possible for hyperbaric oxygen therapy to be effective for possible brain damage linked to long term solvent abuse?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
More and more consensus that mental health inpatients should be treated as near to home as possible, but what is the evidence for this?
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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Illicit drugs: Firstly - by setting an example, secondly educate and teach so they understand. ...Read more