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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. ...Read more

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Dr. Damien Luviano
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Blindness (Definition)

Vision impairment and blindness are conditions in which a person cannot see well or see at all, even with glasses or contact lenses. If a person's best vision (with correction) out of either eye is only 20/70 - 20/200, he is impaired. If he can see no better than 20/200 or his visual field is no more than 20 degrees (severe "tunnel" vision), ...Read more


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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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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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. ...Read more

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What abused substances cause low sperm count?

What abused substances cause low sperm count?

Various: Commonly opioid substances, alcohol to name some as they inhibit CRF in the brain and decrease testosterone. This in the process also causes decreased libido. ...Read more

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Dr. Tim Conrad
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Vision Loss (Definition)

Vision loss is where a person becomes unable to see to the extent that they were previously able. This can include a total loss of vision, a loss of visual acuity, or a loss of part ...Read more


Dr. Tim Conrad
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Loss Of Vision (Definition)

Loss of vision is a symptom in which a person loses some or all ability to see, either in one or both eyes. Loss of vision can be temporary or permanent, and ...Read more