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What are the signs and symptoms of a drug addict?

What are the signs and symptoms of a drug addict?

Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more

Amphetamine (Definition)

A psychostimulant, controlled drug schedule ii, with abuse potential. It acts to enhance Dopamine and norepinephrine in the body, including the brain. It can decrease appetite- was used as a diet pill, treat narcolepsy and adhd, pathological fatigue, sea sickness. Derived from ephedra plant ...Read more


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What r signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

What r signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

Compulsion: Inability to cut back compulsive behavior despite consequences needing an eye opener feeling guilty all for at least 1 year. ...Read more

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What are initial signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

What are initial signs and symptoms of drug addiction?

Impairment: Impairment of social, work, family and romantic functions. ...Read more

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How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

How are the effects of cocaine and crystal meth different?

Cocaine vs meth: Methamphetamine is structurally similar to amphetamine and dopamine, but very different from cocaine. Cocaine is quickly removed & almost completely metabolized in the body. Meth has a longer duration of action and more of it remains unchanged in the body -- staying in the brain longer with prolonged stimulant effects. Chronic meth causes structural brain changes & emotional & cognitive problems. ...Read more

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What are the noticable effects after use of amphetamines and cocaine?

What are the noticable effects after use of amphetamines and cocaine?

Stimulants: Both amphetamines and Cocaine may have similar effects causing increased alertness, increase in heart rate and blood pressure, insomnia and decrease in appetite. When either substance loses effect, the individual may experience fatigue, irritability. An important difference is that Cocaine is habit forming and usually causes a need to increase the dose over time to get the same effect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with meth addiction?

What are the symptoms associated with meth addiction?

Step One of NA or CA: Powerlessness and unmanageability. Consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous or Cocaine anonymous. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of a meth addiction?

What are the symptoms of a meth addiction?

Addiction: A harmful pattern of use characterized by tolerance, withdrawal, using more of the substance than intended, persistent desire or unsuccessful attempts to cut down or stop using, significant periods of time spent using or obtaining the substance at the expense of other major life responsibilities, and continuing to use despite the knowledge of significant adverse effects on your life. ...Read more

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What are the early symptoms of meth mouth?

What are the early symptoms of meth mouth?

Root surface decay: Meth mouth is a relatively new term in dentistry. Meth dries out the mouth by inhibiting the production/release of saliva. Mouth becomes more acidic from this. Appetite suppressant side effects of meth also cause more consumption soda/candy and the like for energy. Enamel/dentinal decay happens at the later stages and can be very rapidly and very extensively. ...Read more

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Is marijuana or cocain worse for increasing the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Is marijuana or cocain worse for increasing the symptoms of schizophrenia?

Most likely: Marijuana has been found to be an independent risk factor in developing schizophrenia, especially with an early age use prior to age of 18 there is no data related to cocaine but chronic use of Cocaine can cause chronic psychosis which can be terated with medications. ...Read more

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What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

What are the signs or symptoms of prescription drug abuse?

Pain Meds: If you mean abuse of pain medication then it is a constant thought and activity pattern with the goal of obtaining the pain medication. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of crack cocaine use?

Cocaine: Crack is stimulant, so hyperarousal & agitation & changes in pupil size with increased metabolism are common. ...Read more

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What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

What are the effects of crystal meth on a developing child?

Severe problems!: Crystal meth can cause poor growth due to restricting blood flow to the placenta. It can cause premature separation of the placenta with bleeding, premature birth and possible bleeding for the mother and baby. There is a risk of both maternal and fetal death. Meth may also cause later brain problems for the baby. There is also possible risk from lifestyle issues for women using illegal drugs. ...Read more

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What are early signs of stimulant and alcohol induced heart trouble?

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What are early signs of stimulant and alcohol induced heart trouble?

Shortness of breath: And fatigue also swelling may be present...Talk to your physician . An echocardiogram will give answers. ...Read more

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My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? or is meth use abating the gout?

My husband uses meth & has gout. The meth binges are usually followed by severe gout attacks. Can Meth cause gout? or is meth use abating the gout?

You have the answer: If he suffers from severe gout attacks after meth binges, that's all the proof you need. Certainly the meth has worsened and not lessened the gout. There may be other theoretical explanations but nothing can void the fact that meth binges induced severe gout attacks in your husband ...Read more

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What are the tell tale signs of a cocaine user?

What are the tell tale signs of a cocaine user?

Many: While intoxicated, the person has dilated pupils; racing heart rate; high bp; intense stimulation with fast-paced and endless chattering and a massive burst of energy. Mood could be euphoric or even irritable. As high wears off, could be tired, depressed, no energy. Longer term, there could be loss of appetite and weight; miss appointments or class, etc; may keep rolled-up dollar bills around. ...Read more

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What are signs and symptoms of a clonazepam overdose?

What are signs and symptoms of a clonazepam overdose?

Sedation, coma: The primary symptom of overdose is sedation and confusion, which can progress to a drop in blood pressure, loss of consciousness, and eventually respiratory depression, coma, and death. If you suspect Clonazepam overdose, it is important to seek medical attention immediately, as quick intervention can literally be lifesaving. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of meth mouth?

What are the symptoms of meth mouth?

Lots of decay: Cavities that appear rapidly, lots of breakdown structurally. ...Read more

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What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?

What are the signs of alcohol abuse in a teen?

Underage drinking: Technically, ingestion of any illegal substance constitutes abuse. Teens may not legally drink alcohol. Therefore a teen who is drinking alcohol is suffering from alcohol abuse. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms and early stages of a drug induced psychosis?

What are the symptoms and early stages of a drug induced psychosis?

Drug psychosis: First there needs to be drug intake. Symptoms with each drug or drug class could differ. Intoxication with many drugs can lead to psychotic symptoms. In general these may include paranoia -- very fearful, feeling that others are trying to trick them, are not to be trusted, or have harmful intent. Delusions of grandiosity. Illusions & hallucinations -- could be visual or tactile. Much more. ...Read more