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Physical effects of alcohol abuse





What are the physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and

11/27/2014
11:30 | Author: Caitlin White

Physical effects of alcohol abuse
What are the physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and

While the specific physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and addiction tend to vary based on the particular substance involved, the.

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In terms of effects on the body, intoxication with a substance can cause physical effects that range from marked sleepiness and slowed breathing as with intoxication with heroin or sedative hypnotic drugs, to the rapid heart rate of cocaine intoxication, or the tremors to seizures of alcohol withdrawal. While the specific physical and psychological effects of drug abuse and addiction tend to vary based on the particular substance involved, the general effects of abuse or addiction to any drug can be devastating.

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Long-Term Health Risks Associated With Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

11/26/2014
09:00 | Author: Caitlin White

Physical effects of alcohol abuse
Long-Term Health Risks Associated With Alcohol Addiction and Abuse

The longer you drink heavily, and the more alcohol you consume, the greater the damage you do to your body and brain. Chronic alcohol abuse affects every.

Frequent, heavy drinking can make the body physically reliant on alcohol to function. Once you’re chemically dependent on alcohol, you are at risk of the life-threatening side effects of alcohol withdrawal syndrome (seizures, delirium, high blood pressure, sudden fever, dehydration, etc.), if you try to quit without professional support. Alcohol dependence is one of the most dangerous risks of alcohol abuse.

But the medical community now recognizes that alcoholism is a chronic health condition with relapse rates that are comparable to diseases like high blood pressure, diabetes or arthritis.

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Physical and psychological effects of alcohol Health24

9/25/2014
07:50 | Author: Caitlin White

Physical effects of alcohol abuse
Physical and psychological effects of alcohol Health24

Long-term alcohol abuse can be very damaging to one's physical health. Health risks include cirrhosis (hardening) of the liver, gastrointestinal.

The psychological effects of alcohol intoxication include lack of inhibitions, increase in aggression and violence, uninhibited sexual behaviour/lack of interest in sex, mood swings, depression, impaired memory and sensory-motor co-ordination.

Alcoholism can also lead to impotence in men, damage to the fetus in pregnant women and an elevated risk of cancer of the larynx, esophagus, stomach, pancreas and upper gastrointestinal tract. Women cannot tolerate alcohol as well as men and are more vulnerable to alcohol related health risks than men.

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Effects of Drug Addiction (physical and psychological) - HealthyPlace

7/24/2014
05:20 | Author: Caitlin White

Physical effects of alcoholism
Effects of Drug Addiction (physical and psychological) - HealthyPlace

The effects of drug addiction also include the cost to the justice and health care systems. Violent behavior is most closely tied to alcohol use.

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Health Effects National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

5/23/2014
03:10 | Author: Caitlin White

Physical effects of alcohol abuse
Health Effects National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

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Physicians have found that supportive therapy is sufficient in some cases. Some patients require assistance beyond pharmacological treatment of withdrawal symptoms and are treated with behavioral therapies. *.

* Although newer (non-benzodiazepine) sleep medications are thought to have less abuse/addiction liability, ER visits associated with their nonmedical use have been increasing, so these may also present a risk for patients taking them other than as prescribed.

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