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What abuse drugs can lead to blindness?

What abuse drugs can lead to blindness?

Powders & Potions: Wood alcohol (methanol) can contaminate moonshine whiskey and lead to rapid, permanent vision loss. Tobacco-alcohol amblyopia is a vitamin deficiency that may be partially reversible. Talc powder, as a contaminant of intravenous drugs, can cause capillary occlusion in the retina. Marijuana and hallucinogens alter the visual experience, but do not cause vision loss. Mj is good for glaucoma.

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Why do people abuse drugs?

Why do people abuse drugs?

Another reason: I agree with the first answer. Another reason is that people are using substances to cover up deep and unconscious negative emotions perceived as taboo (e.g. Anger, sadness, shame, fear, sexual feelings, etc).

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Will treating my add if I have it help my temptations to abuse drugs?

Will treating my add if I have it help my temptations to abuse drugs?

ADD and Illicit Drug: In general very likely. Many people with true add find they do not need to self medicate. (btw hello to you in idaho...My whole family comes from your neck of the woods). But, if you have the disease of addiction it may be a very wise decision to ask for help or to get involved with na or aa. The despair and self pity that comes from an addictive brain can be honestly alleviated by a program.

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Is there an association between grades and school and whether or not a teen will abuse drugs?

Is there an association between grades and school and whether or not a teen will abuse drugs?

Not a tight one: High-performing students sometimes feel under so much pressure that they turn to drugs to "relax"; low-performing students may use them because "no one cares." casual use of drugs doesn't necessary cause problems, but it is quite rare for students who begin using drugs heavily to be able to maintain a high academic performance.

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My main depression and stress has come from wanting to abuse drugs but forcing myself not to hurts and when I stumble I feel worse, what could I have?

My main depression and stress has come from wanting to abuse drugs but forcing myself not to hurts and when I stumble I feel worse, what could I have?

Bipolar disorder: Consider the posibility if having bipolar disorder. Substance abuse is very common in patients with bpd. Good news is that we have interventions which are quite effective. See an addiction specialist for help. Best of luck to you.

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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.

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I have ADHD, perscriebd ritalin, (methylphenidate) it helps, but now I I finish 1 month worth in 2 days of getting high. I tend to abuse drugs. Any alternative? Stattra

I have ADHD, perscriebd ritalin, (methylphenidate) it helps, but now I I finish 1 month worth in 2 days of getting high. I tend to abuse drugs. Any alternative? Stattra

Yes, but I don't: Know if it's sold in your country. A stimulant overdose can cause your blood pressure & pulse to increase & may cause a heart attack, stroke &/or death. Tell your psychiatrist & ask for a non- stimulant medication: Strattera, (atomoxetine) Intuniv or Kapvay. They take a few weeks to work, but are not addictive. I don't keep chocolate at home, because I'd eat it all in 1-2 days. Avoid temptation & stay safe.

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What abused substances cause low sperm count?

What abused substances cause low sperm count?

Cigarettes: The best data appears to be that cigarette smoke decreases sperm count and quality somewhat in men with known varicoceles (varicoces veins of the testicles). Marijuana and alcohol have been suggested but in my clinical practice their effects are limited except at very high usage levels.

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Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

Can I be a substance abuse counselor if I myself have never abused substances?

Absolutely: Absolutely. You don't have to use or abuse alcohol or drugs to be a substance abuse counselor. Your talent to understand and help people with addiction is what it counts.

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10yrs old, sudden sharp 10/10 ha w total vision loss, on knees w pain. From 9-11yrs old multi times, not reported due 2 unrelated? Abuse. Ideas?

10yrs old, sudden sharp 10/10 ha w total vision loss, on knees w pain. From 9-11yrs old multi times, not reported due 2 unrelated? Abuse. Ideas?

Migraine?: Temporary vision loss in the form of a scintillating or fortification scotoma is a component of classic migraine. Sexual abuse in a 10 year old is a stressor consistent with hysterical blindness. Dilated fundus exam and neurological evaluation is indicated. If no cause is identified, psychiatric consultation may be indicated.

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Is iritis lead to permanent blind?

Is iritis lead to permanent blind?

It may: It depends on the cause of it. Iritis is frequently autoimmune and may be a sign of a more complicated disease. Traumatic iritis can be pretty bad and cause permanent blindness quicker than that of other causes.

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What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

What drugs can cause blindness from overdosing?

Some are illicit: Methanol can cause blindness, and anti-tb drugs like Ethambutol & rifampin. Steroids can cause glaucoma, antimalarials like Hydroxychloroquine can damage the macula. Talc retinopathy can occur with intravenous drug use. Direct retinal toxicity can occur from injected gentamicin. The precautionary principle demands withdrawal of potentially toxic drugs once diminished visual function is documented.

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How does a hallucinogenic drug affect a blind person?

How does a hallucinogenic drug affect a blind person?

No idea: Not aware of any studies that have looked into this, and I know of no personal cases myself. Hallucinogenic drugs alter sences and perceptions beyond just sight. And with any of these drugs effects can be unpredictable from one use to the next.

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What are common genetic conditions that lead to blindness?

What are common genetic conditions that lead to blindness?

Wide range: A few are: retinitis pigmentosa, optic nerve hypoplasia, congenital cataracts, congenital glaucoma.

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Can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Rarely: Very rarely do corneal abrasions lead to a permanent loss of vision - this is usually from a subsequent infection that is not treated quickly. Usually, abrasions heal with either no vision loss or very mild vision changes.

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How can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

How can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Scarring: Corneal abrasions, if severe or untreated can lead to corneal infections and scarring which can cause vision loss.

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In what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

In what way can corneal abrasions lead to blindness?

Unlikely: Corneal abrasions are a loss of the surface skin of the cornea, usually just a small portion. Healing usually is rapid and complete. Rarely there can be scarring, and if it is central can affect focusing. If neglected, infection is possible which might lead to vision loss. Abrasions are extremely common, and vision changes afterwards are very rare.

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