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What Nationalities Have Worse Addictions Rates
Short answer - no!: addiction does not discriminate. However, there are physical differences such as alcohol dehydrogenase (enzyme that breaks down alcohol) between certain races that some say either protect or make one more vulnerable to addiction. There are also significant socio-cultural/racial differences that may protect against addictive disorders. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory, and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors. A person affected by addiction will be unable to consistently Abstain from use, will have Impaired Behavioral control, will have Craving or increased "hunger" for drugs or rewarding experiences, will have a Dysfunctional Emotional response, and will show diminished recognition of significant problems with their own ...Read more
Aadderall addiction: is outpatient treatment a viable alternative to an inpatient program? Are success rates significantly lower?
Any thoughts on why people with schizophrenia have such high rates of smoking (nicotine addiction)?
Nicotine & Schiz: There are different ideas about this, but no "written in stone" answers. One is the possibility that nicotine may assist people whose internal "gating" mechanisms may be faulty -- where they have trouble differentiating inner from outer stimuli. Another is that nicotine may simply be more addicting in schizophrenic brains than others. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/23919443. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have asthma, and drug addiction (ephedrin and theopiline) if in a day didn't use the medication my condition became worse what should I do?
Drug addiction: You need treatment for drug addiction. If your asthma is not under control, there are other safer ; more effective medications. Ephedrine (ephedrine sulfate) ; theophylline are dangerous unless used under a physician's supervision. They can cause convulsions ; heart arrhythmias. Please do not delay seeking help for your addiction. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My dad and I were just diagnosed with 'MEN.1' My dad's almost 60-will he be okay finding the cancer so late? &Does drug addiction make it worse? :(
I've been trying to completely stop my off/on opiate use (addiction) for years but cannot find any locations in the Boston area that will prescribe Suboxone without charging enormous fees. Even worse is the long wait to be seen, when one needs to be helpe
BostonMedical Center: The BMC runs a network of primary care practices around the city, and many of these have buprenorphine/naloxone (Suboxone and others) programs, complete with counseling and other services. They take insurance, and if no insurance will charge based on ability to pay. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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