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Doctor insights on: Recreational Drug Use

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Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

Can I use any illegal drugs while on antabuse (disulfiram)?

No: Not unless you want to have a new addiction. Clearly you are taking this med for problems related to alcohol. Replacing that with a new substance will very likely result in cross addiction. Get healthy support. ...Read more

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Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Is drug abuse interchangeable with drug misuse?

Not really: Drug misuse can eventually lead to drug abuse before one is even aware of what is happening. Both are problematic and need medical intervention before these become larger issues. ...Read more

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Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Which drug is most dangerous? Anabolic steroids, hallucinogens, or club (designer) drugs?

Tough 2 decide!: What an interesting question! Hard to say, steroids cause shrunken testicles, enlarged prostate, breast development, erectile dysfunction, reduced sperm count, severe acne, high blood pressure and strokes. Hallucinogens like LSD cause psychosis, flashbacks, schizophrenia, depression. Club drugs could be a lot of things, sudden death from arrhythmia is reported with several. All are dangerous! ...Read more

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Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Why drug addicts used barbiturates?

Course of addiction : Typically drug addicts use drugs because of the way it makes them feel. Drugs of abuse are fast acting, hit the reward center of the brain and are thus reinforcing. As tolerance for the drug's effects develop, people take more of the drug in hope of obtaining the same high feeling. Physical dependence occurs and the drug is taken no longer to get high but to try to feel normal & avoid withdrawal. ...Read more

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Will recreational drug use affect vaccinations / immunizations?

Will recreational drug use affect vaccinations / immunizations?

No: But i strongly recommend that you not participate in recreational drug use for overall health reasons. ...Read more

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Do drug addicts use de-tox tea ?

Do drug addicts use de-tox tea ?

No: It is a tea sold and promoted to cleanse your body of toxins and does not detox from the drugs, and is not used by drug addicts. ...Read more

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What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

What medication do drug addicts use to detox off drugs besides librium and buprenorphine, ?

The kitchen sink: Suppose you mean from opiates/narcotics...Clonidine, ssri's, snri's, tca's, antiepileptics, antispasmodics, non-steroidals, non-bzd and rarely bzd sesative-hypnotics, atypical antipsychotics, vitamins and homeopathic remedies can all be tried. Some try low dose naltrexone. But medications alone are not the answer. Its a war, you send in all the branches. Medication is just one of them. ...Read more

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Do people recreationally use hydrocodone ibuprofen?

Do people recreationally use hydrocodone ibuprofen?

Yes: It is one of the most effective drugs, unfortunately it is also one of the most habit forming, addictive narcotics. ...Read more

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Is recreational use of a.D.D./a.D.H.D. Pills dangerous?

Is recreational use of a.D.D./a.D.H.D. Pills dangerous?

Yes: Pharmaceutical grade stimulants are very dangerous to use in a manner other than prescribed. Alos, it is a class X felony to sell or collect with intent to distribute. ...Read more

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Is hydrocodone an illicit drug?

Only on the Streets: Hydrocodone is a bona fide drug used in pain management in legitimate medical settings. However, it is a controlled substance because of its propensity to be habituating and thus abused for its narcotic effect. It is an illicit drug if its use by a specific user is not backed by a legitimate prescription and its acquisition is not from a legitimate pharmacy. ...Read more

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Help please! is cannabis use recreational or medicinal?

Help please! is cannabis use recreational or medicinal?

Only with RX: Only with a prescription is cannabis use ever medicinal. It is not used recreationally as a medicine. ...Read more

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Chemically speaking, are illegal drugs different from prescription drugs?

If by illegal: you mean "bootleg" drugs manufactured illegally (e.g., methamphetamine), the difference is a prescription drug is made under govt regulation to insure purity and quality. Illegal drugs have no quality control, may contain toxins, are probably of poor quality and purity, and may not be the drug claimed by the dealer. Using them is a roll of the dice with your life. ...Read more

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Could I use gabapentin for recreational uses?

Could I use gabapentin for recreational uses?

No: You should not use prescription medications for recreational use at all. It is dangerous and illegal in some states. If you did so with gabapentin, it wouldn't do much except make you sleepy. ...Read more

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Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Who coined the term substance abuse (ie, alcoholism, legal and illegal drug abuse, etc.)?

Not clear: The term alcoholism was originally coined in 1849 by magnus huss. Untill the 1940s it referred primarily to the physical consequences of long-term heavy drinking. I am not sure about the term substance abuse. ...Read more

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Is it OK to use erectile dysfunction drugs recreationally?

Is it OK to use erectile dysfunction drugs recreationally?

Taking prescription oral erectile dysfunction (ED) medications recreationally — without a medical need — carries possible health risks: For example, you could: Get counterfeit drugs. , Have an adverse effect or drug interaction. , Become psychologically dependent on the medication. . Prescription oral erectile dysfunction medications aren't intended for recreational use by men who don't have ED. If you're concerned about your ability to achieve or maintain an erection, talk to your doctor. He or she can help determine if you have an underlying condition that needs treatment or if you might benefit from medication or other treatments. ...Read more

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Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Can alcohol or drug addiction person take this Valium medication.?

Valium and alcohol: Sounds like you may be taking valium on your own that is not prescribed for you . If that's the case then no one can comment . In any event if you are taking it as prescribed i hope the prescriber knows about your addictions. The bottom line is it can potentially be very dangerous depending on your history and your metabolism met the built -valium can be deadly with alcohol. ...Read more

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What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

What drugs are classified as anabolic supplements (legal and illegal)?

Testosterone like. : Testosterone, or drugs that work like testosterone are considered anabolic steroids. Lists of these as well as their use, effects, side effects, etc. Can easily be found on line, by searching : anabolic steroids. ...Read more