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Doctor insights on: What Is The Chemical Substance That Makes Alcohol Intoxicating

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Help please! is alcohol the only chemical used to fight germs?

Help please! is alcohol the only chemical used to fight germs?

No: No, there are many chemicals that can fight germs. Hydrogen peroxide and iodine are two of the commons ones. ...Read more

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When the body breaks down alcohol, what chemical is it broken down into that causes hangovers?

When the body breaks down alcohol, what chemical is it broken down into that causes hangovers?

Acetaldehyde: While the causes of a hangover are still poorly understood,[2] several factors are known to be involved including acetaldehyde accumulation, changes in the immune system and glucose metabolism, dehydration, metabolic acidosis, disturbed prostaglandin synthesis, increased cardiac output, vasodilation, sleep deprivation and malnutrition. Beverage specific effects of additives or by-products such as congeners also play an important role.[1] The symptoms occur typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off, generally the morning after a night of heavy drinking.[3] ...Read more

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My 5 month old sucked on a baby wipe its alcohol free but has chemicals should I be worried can she develop cancer? im super worried

My 5 month old sucked on a baby wipe its alcohol free but has chemicals should I be worried can she develop cancer? im super worried

No: If these are safe enough to use on her skin, a short period of ingestion shouldn't harm her. Rinse her mouth out with warm water. All the best. ...Read more

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Could campral be used by patients who abuse other substances in addition to alcohol?

Could campral be used by patients who abuse other substances in addition to alcohol?

No: There is no evidence that acamprosate works for anything other than alcohol abuse. It works to decrease the potential of the brain to make a substance called glutamate, and alcohol abuse is the only known cause of elevating glutamate levels in the brain, so far as i know. There are other medications which may work for other drugs of abuse. If you are having drug problems, talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

What are the DSM criteria for substance dependence and alcohol abuse?

Addiction: Alcohol/drugs can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is alcohol abuse. If, however, the person feels either physically or psychologically addicted/dependent on it and either cannot go a day without it, or binge drinks uncontrollably the diagnosis is alcohol dependence. ...Read more

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Isn't addiction to the internet better than being addicted to substances such as drugs, alcohol or smoking ?

Isn't addiction to the internet better than being addicted to substances such as drugs, alcohol or smoking ?

The good race, eh?: No addiction is good, nor is it appropriate to compare. Gaming addiction can lead to financial ruin, interpersonal catastrophe, loss of work, poor hygiene, felonious behavior, and the consequent social ills so associated. As can any addictive behavior. This sounds like a rationalization. If you have or suspect you have an addiction, it's best to seek medical help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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