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Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Does alcohol and drug abuse usually lead to memory loss?

Yes: Certainly in the case of alcohol, severe dementia can take place as a consequence certain psychoactive drugs can cause temporary or more persistent changes in memory depending on degree and duration of abuse. ...Read more

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Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Which mental illnesses can long-term alcohol abuse cause or increase the risk of?

Memory problems: Long term alcohol abuse can cause something called amnestic syndrome as part of a condition called wernicke-korsokoff syndrome. With such a condition, a person's short term memory is greatly diminished and in severe cases, non-existent. One can imagine the problems not being able to remember any new information can cause. An individual with such a problem can forget all new information. ...Read more

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Can alcohol and cocaine/speed abuse lead to nephritis?

Can alcohol and cocaine/speed abuse lead to nephritis?

Yes: The combination of alcohol and Cocaine (cocaethylene) is very cardiotoxic may lead to coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, this can cause nephritis from poor vascular supply and also embolic phenomena arising from Cocaine ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause drop foot?

Can alcohol abuse cause drop foot?

Yes: And stopping now can help. Foot drop + 33 year-old female could also be from ms or a cord lesion. ...Read more

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Can marijuana abuse cause or alleviavate depression?

Can marijuana abuse cause or alleviavate depression?

Yes: Marijuana use temporarily relieves depression/anxiety and withdrawal exacerbates this. Withdrawal can take weeks to resolve. Several years ago, a study comparing daily users to a normal population found a lower incidence of depression in marijuana users suggesting a treatment of depression by marijuana. However, too many side effects and varying serum levels make it a poor choice for rx. ...Read more

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Can smoking lead to alcoholism and the need for substance abuse treatment?

Can smoking lead to alcoholism and the need for substance abuse treatment?

Related but no cause: Tobacco & alcohol r both addictive. Many people w/ alcohol dependence also smoke tobacco & r addicted. However, it is a stretch to say that tobacco use "causes" alcohol addiction. Smoking cessation classes r a form of substance abuse treatment. If u r alcohol dependent it's important to be assessed to see if u need detox meds to avoid dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Aa & treatmt r also very helpful. ...Read more

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Can opiate abuse lead to hair loss?

Can opiate abuse lead to hair loss?

Yes - avoid it!: Opiate abuse is a much more serious problem than hair loss; if hair loss spurs you to seek medical and emotional help it can a blessing. ...Read more

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Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

Can alcohol abuse cause diabetes?

It can: Make you more at risk for diabetes. Heavy drinking can make you less sensitive to insulin. Also heavy drinking can cause chronic pancreatitis which can cause insulin production problems. So this can add to the risk of developing diabetes. Your genetic make up plays the largest role. But drinking can help speed things up ...Read more

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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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How does my alcohol abuse lead to dependence and addiction?

How does my alcohol abuse lead to dependence and addiction?

Stop! get help!: Sadly, your ''abuse'' is ''dependence'' and "addiction''! please drop the semantic delay, a life is at stake! yours !hepatitis. ...Read more

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Can abuse of too much pain medications lead to hepatitis c?

Can abuse of too much pain medications lead to hepatitis c?

No: Hepatitis c is a viral infection that is spread by blood to blood contact such as sharing needles or from blood transfusions before they were screened for hep c. There is mounting evidence that hep c is also spread by sexual contact. Taking pain medications has nothing to do with hepatitis c spread. ...Read more

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How can alcoholism cause hemorrhoids?

How can alcoholism cause hemorrhoids?

Portal Hypertension: If the alcoholism has damaged the liver and causes increased pressure in the intestinal veins, hemorrhoids can arise due to the increased pressure. Esophageal varices can also result and cause severe bleeding. Thanks for trusting HealthTap! ...Read more

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How long do you have to be drinking to cause the affects of chronic alcohol abuse?

How long do you have to be drinking to cause the affects of chronic alcohol abuse?

Addictive Disease: Dr. Nora volkow, head of the natl. Institute for drug abuse describes an addiction as a: brain disease, which causes a person to engage in a behaviors which may lead to dire consequences, the person knows that, but continues the behaviors. It is possible to be addicted to food, gambling, sex, drug or alcohol. Chronic alcohol abuse can adversely affect every organ in the body except kidneys. ...Read more

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Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?

Can drug abuse cause mental health problems?

Yes.: Drug abuse has been associated with a number of different mental health problems. Mood changes (depression, anger outbursts), impulsive behavior, psychosis, anxiety, social withdrawal, lack of motivation are all common consequences of drug abuse. There are studies that show specific mental health problems associated with certain drugs. ...Read more

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How can smoking cause harm?

How can  smoking cause harm?

Many ways: Smoking contains many cancer causing chemicals due to tobacco. It also has lots of nicotine. As a result smokers frequently develop damage to their airways(emphysema), circulation(heart attacks, stroke) and are at increased risk for several cancers like lung cancer, mouth and throat cancer. So it is one of the most dangerous health damaging habits. So you should get off of it as soon as you can! ...Read more

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Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Can long term alcohol abuse cause motor function and balance problems, even after quitting?

Alcoholism: long term alcohol use can cause different neurologic effect and even dementia. some are caused by a vitamin deficiency and other by overt neural damage. Some will resolve to a degree with treatment and cessation of alcohol use and others will not. ...Read more

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Can being addicted to opiates particularly heroin cause hair loss. And will it eventually grow back?.

Can being addicted to opiates particularly heroin cause hair loss. And will it eventually grow back?.

Chronic Opioids: Whether heroin, suboxone or morphine-like drugs can all affect your hormonal systems particularly the gonadal systems that include estrogen, progesterone, dhea, pregnenolone as well as your bodies production of cortisol. Hair loss in general is a complex process and regrowth can't always be predicted without more info. You need to see doc to check out all of these systems and get you your answer. ...Read more

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How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

How long until anemia can cause some serious harm?

Depends on cause...: There are many causes of anemia, and each will cause a different degree of anemia and will be different in how quickly they drop a person's red blood cell count. In an extreme case, say severe autoimmune mediated hemolytic anemia, the person could die with a couple of days. On the other side, many causes of anemia result in stable disease (does not progressively get worse). ...Read more