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What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?

What are the various dangers a person can experience from tobacco (both cigarettes and cigars), alcohol, and drug abuse?

Substance abuse: The question cannot be answered in a short column other than to say, lung, oral, and bladder cancer, hepatitis, liver damage and cirrhosis, hiv, aids, and a myriad of other infections and illness. On top of these, a life of misery associated with these substances is often more intolerable than the "afflictions" themselves. ...Read more

Dr. Vasu Brown
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Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Do most teenagers who abuse drugs also smoke tobacco?

Nicotine is a drug: Reckless and unsafe behaviors go hand in hand. While most teens who start smoking do not abuse drugs, a majority of teen alcohol and drug users also use tobacco. In addition, more than half of teens who abuse drugs and alcohol also have an underlying mental condition, like Anxiety Disorders and Mood Disorders. Most who end up being life long smokers, start smoking as a teen. Nicotine is a drug. ...Read more

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Are there statistics on the effects of drug abuse?

Are there statistics on the effects of drug abuse?

Effects of drug use: According to the national institute on drug abuse, the annual cost in the U.S. Of alcohol, tobacco and illicit drug use is $600 billion. In most states, the legal threshold for intoxication is a blood alcohol level of .10%. Judgment, attention, and sensorimotor skills can be impaired at .05% bal. Spice, a synthetic form of marijuana, can cause increased heart rate & blood pressure like stimulants. ...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 drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?

Can drug abuse in the past cause hallucinations in the future for a teen, even when the drug abuse has stopped?

Yes: Yes. But this has nothing to do with being a teen. Some drugs simply hang around much longer in the brain (and other tissues) than one would reasonably desire...Whether one is a teen...A middle-aged guy...Or a bona fide member of the aarp...Or not... ...Read more

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How can I protect my teen from my prescription drug abuse?

How can I protect my teen from my prescription drug abuse?

Lock your meds: You need to keep your medications locked in a safe out of general view. ...Read more

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Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Drug abuse can cause pfieffers syndrome?

Not that I can find: Pfeiffer syndrome is a rare genetic disorder characterized by premature fusion of certain skull bones (craniosynostosis), and abnormally broad and medially deviated thumbs and great toes. Most affected individuals also have an abnormal midface, with protruding eyes and conductive hearing loss. See:http://children.Webmd.Com/pfeiffer-syndrome-type-i best wishes. ...Read more

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How does drug abuse ruin a persons life?

How does drug abuse ruin a persons life?

Many ways: Drug addiction is a medical disease which can have devastating results on a personal, emotional, social, and work level. The person using drugs is usually unaware or reluctant to admit their problem until its too late. Act now! ...Read more

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How much should I worry about drug abuse?

How much should I worry about drug abuse?

Wow, tough question!: That is a very difficult question to answer as drug abuse can vary on so many different levels with so many different drugs. Abuse of caffeine (yes, it's a drug) is much different than abusing cocaine, heroin or other illegal drug. A good start to figuring out whether you need to worry is if using the drug causes any consequences in your life. If so, then yes, i would say you need to worry. ...Read more

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What can cause mdd with feat.Phsyco? No drug abuse. Thanks.

What can cause mdd with feat.Phsyco? No drug abuse. Thanks.

Neurochemicals: Neurochemical changes in the brain. Psychotic features are usually seen with severe major depression or sometimes with bipolar disorder. ...Read more

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Could you tell me what are some diseases brought by drug abuse?

Could you tell me what are some diseases brought by drug abuse?

Many: Drug or substance abuse can be at the helm of many disease states which can affect your mental, psychological, and physiological systems in your body. The list is long and includes every organ system causing accelerated or preventable damage to your body. ...Read more

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How can drug abuse affect spiritual health?

Greatly: The 12 steps is a spiritual program, i recommend looking at the first 3 steps of aa or na they use the term higher power which for many means god, but not necessarily. Addiction robs people of their entire well being including spiritual. One of my favorite books on the topic regarding addiction and spirituality is "the spirituality of imperfection" by ernest kurtz. Good luck, . ...Read more

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How can you feel about drinking and drug abuse?

Abuse = problem: I am not sure if i understand what u r looking for. If you have a drinking or drug abuse problem you should seek help for it sooner rather than later. Good luck! ...Read more

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Is drug abuse considered a matter of public health?

Is drug abuse considered a matter of public health?

Drug abuse: Yes it most certainly is. Due to this there is a flurry of legislation, guidelines, restrictions that will ultimately impact on the use of medications to the detriment of the patients. ...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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What is the definition or description of: illegal drug abuse?

What is the definition or description of: illegal drug abuse?

Illegal drug use: Any use of drugs both prohibited by law, eg marijuana or illegally obtained such as opiates. Many meds require prescriptions but only a few are addicting, i would use illegal drug abuse to refer to meds obtained illegally and used to excess against prescribed indications. ...Read more

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Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Will someone recover from mental illness caused by drug abuse?

Very complicated: Your question has many moving parts, all of which are interconnected. Recovering from drug abuse ; mental illness requires personal commitment, medical interventions, ongoing psychological/psychosocial treatment, and family ; community support. All these pieces are necessary, and the breakdown of any one of them can impact overall outcome. When they all join together, recovery may be possible. ...Read more

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How can alcohol or drug abuse affect the user and their family?

Many ways: The abuse of alcohol and or drugs can lead to many issues which can affect your health mentally, emotionally, and physically. All these not only can have negative influence on the user but ultimately those close to you. Those who care most are affected by watching the user destroy his/her life without the user not realizing what is happening. ...Read more

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I'm wondering what effect does alcohol and drug abuse have on teenagers?

Nothing good: No teenager should be experimenting or using alcohol or drugs. The detrimental effects on young adults can only lead to long term problems. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Heston
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