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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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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 are the effects of a child being exposed to marijuana smoke?

What are the effects of a child being exposed to marijuana smoke?

Prematurity: A study just reported a sharp increase in premature births if mom smokes mj. These 3000 mom's were followed for 8 years, so the study has robust statistics. Exposing an older child to mj means you're smoking in front of them, which means you are teaching your children to be drug users. Not a good idea. ...Read more

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What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

What are the effects of occasional marijuana use on a developing teenagers brain?

Risk mental illness: Research results seem to show that marijuana (pot, mj) can start a person's schizophrenia sooner than if he did not use mj. A teenager (with a brain, neurotransmitters, & receptors not fully developed), especially with a family history of schizophrenia or psychosis, should know his family history and avoid experimenting with mj or other illegal drugs that might have a similar effect on the brain. ...Read more

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Does lsd have damaging effects on the developing brain of a teenager?

Does lsd have damaging effects on the developing brain of a teenager?

Probably: No extensive information is available on lsd effects on pubertal (teenage) brains, but what we do know is that it is likely that developing brain tissue is harmed by lsd. Some reports state that it is not permanently harmful, but these reports were based on adult brains. ...Read more

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What are the effects of getting an epidural on a child?

What are the effects of getting an epidural on a child?

See below: I assume you are talking about a baby during delivery. In this case the epidural has no effect. Th local anesthetic and narcotic commonly in the epidural infusions are in too small a concentration to affect the fetus. If you are talking about the use of an epidural to decrease pain after an operation on a child then please write note to me. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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What are the effects of crack smoke on children?

What are the effects of crack smoke on children?

Largely unknown: If babies are exposed in utero to drugs such as Cocaine they can have learning and behavior problems. Many of these babies are also exposed to other substances as well, that can cause a variety of effects. ...Read more

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What are the effects of child abuse?

What are the effects of child abuse?

Serious and Numerous: This is a big topic. There can be both short term and long term effects from childhood abuse and neglect. The consequences of being abused as a child can be mild or severe with problems in the areas of depression, anxiety, suicidality, substance abuse and criminality-but those aren't all. Some great information is at the website for child welfare information gateway. http://www.childwelfare.gov/. ...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 side effects of smoking out of a moldy bong or bubbler?

What are the side effects of smoking out of a moldy bong or bubbler?

Possible infection: Mold in a bong or bubbler could possibly infect the lung since mucous that normally protects lung lining may not be as protective in chronic smoker. Also "mold" could also have other organisms such as legionella or other serious bacteria in the water that could cause serious infection to others using equipment. ...Read more

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What are the possible effects of herion on a week old fetus? No addiction problems, just a small amount on accident?

What are the possible effects of herion on a week old fetus? No addiction problems, just a small amount on accident?

Heroin: Using heroin while pregnant can result in your baby's premature birth and low birth weight. Also s/he can have breathing difficulties, low blood sugar, bleeding within the brain, or can simply die. If your baby survives but you keep using, s/he can be born addicted to heroin and suffer from withdrawal symptoms. Please get help for your heroin use. It's not healthy for you either. ...Read more

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What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

What is it like being a teen parent and what are some of the risks/outcomes of your baby ?

Teen parenting: Highly challenging! first of all pregnancy itself is high risk with increased incidence of pregnancy induced hypertensiona etc. Then challenges of raising the baby with increased demands if new born---- needs adult help and supervision. ...Read more

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Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Can the use *Preferably non-smoking of marijuana have negative effects on Diabetic Retinopathy? Due to the effects marijuana has on the eyes.

Potential benefits: The following is a link detailing a novel use of non-smoking form of marihuana called "Cannabidiol As a Putative Novel Therapy for Diabetic Retinopathy". http://www.420magazine.com/forums/diabetes/152457-cannabidiol-putative-novel-therapy-diabetic-retinopathy.html. Hopefully this will address your question well. ...Read more

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What are the effects subutex has on a newborn?

What are the effects subutex has on a newborn?

Subutex: Subutex is a medication used generally for opioid withdrawal, though occasionally for other. Pregnancy we generally consider it a medication must balance risks and benefits. Like infants of mothers who use opioid medication, newborns can experience symptoms (fever, irritability, diarrhea, nasal congestion) though some believe less. Likely less risks than heroin, used less freq than methadone. ...Read more

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What are the effects of coke the drug you snort?

What are the effects of coke the drug you snort?

I don't....: ...Snort that crap. The effect is death, my dear, a broken life followed by a miserable death. Don't even get close to that stuff, please! ...Read more

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What are some of the long term effects of being born addicted to drugs?

What are some of the long term effects of being born addicted to drugs?

Developmental and : Cognitive problems. Children born addicted often have learning issues, and are at higher risk for add/adhd emotional issues. Many do just fine with good nutrition and therapies early on when any issues surface. ...Read more

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What are the most common effects on the brain, including mood disorders, sleep, etc in a person using crystal meth for 9 months?

What are the most common effects on the brain, including mood disorders, sleep, etc in a person using crystal meth for 9 months?

Mood instability: Stop now before you create permanent changes, which can happen with chronic use. Abstinence often starts with both craving and a desire to sleep a lot. Once the fatigue is past, if it's only been 9 months, things should head back to normal. Expect some irritability at first. Just don't be tempted to treat that with meth! ...Read more

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Child Development (Definition)

Child development is the established norms for a child developing certain skills, such as sitting up, walking, talking, and making compromises socially. Parents and professionals refer to these established norms to see if a child is developing physically ...Read more