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What Is The Chemical Substance That Makes Alcohol Intoxicating
Acetaldehyde: While the causes of a hangover are still poorly understood, 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. The symptoms occur typically after the intoxicating effect of the alcohol begins to wear off, generally the morning after a night of heavy drinking. ...Read more
I know that there are chemicals that affect our brain in choclate and alcohol. are there in other food and drinks? and what effects do they have?
Foods are chemicals: many foods contains chemicals that influence brain activity, like coffee ...Read more
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
Are chemical ingredients like parabens, isobutyl alcohol, peg carcinogous? They r present in shampoos, cosmetics and everything!
I put hand sanitzer, on my hands and didnt rub it all the way, before eating my food.Should i be worried that the alcohol/chemicals from it will harm?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can a person be "depressed" and not suicidal? Is it because they are abusing substances-food, smoke, alcohol-on a regular basis?
Degree of depression: You seem to feel that if a person is not suicidal, s/he cannot be depressed. Or that s/he has somehow caused the problem by abusing substances. It's true that those activities will worsen depression; many people also do them hoping to somehow ameliorate pain. Then the substance abuse complicates things a lot. If you'd like to learn about depression, see nimh: http://tinyurl.Com/2jbqb8. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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