Problems Associated With Drug Abuse
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Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS (Psychiatry)

Dr. Carlson graduated from Touro University in Nevada with a degree in osteopathic medicine. He then trained as a resident in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals where he was also a chief resident and completed a fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry. After training, he started practicing in | Addiction Psychiatry at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he also teaches Psychiatry residents.

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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  • Still using drugs even though it's affecting my emotions or thinking

  • Can't stop using drugs despite my family ties becoming strained

  • Feeling anxious and uncomfortable after stopping drugs

  • Keep having traumatic flashbacks after taking drugs

  • Sweating and heart racing when running out of drugs

  • Can't stop using drugs for more than a few days

  • Can't remember what happened after I took drugs

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About the symptom

Drug abuse can cause problems with physical health, mental health, relationships with other people or the community, employment, income, education, housing, legal problems or many other things.

When to see a doctor

Seek professional care if you experience any of the following symptoms

  • Problems associated with drug abuse

Possible causes

  • Drug use disorder

    Substance use disorder is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior, leading to an inability to control the use of legal or illegal drugs or medications. Substances like alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine are also considered drugs.

Questions your doctor may ask about this symptom

Your doctor may ask these questions to check for this symptom

  • Have you been thinking about stopping or cutting down on drug use?

  • Have you ever taken stimulants, narcotics, or other illegal drugs before?

  • Has your job or family relationships been strained or affected by the use of drugs?

  • Do you have feelings of guilt or regret regarding drug use?

  • Have you experienced withdrawal symptoms from drug use?

Other Related Symptoms

Similar symptoms or complaints

  • Alcoholism

  • Hard to control drinking alcohol

  • Alcohol cravings

  • I can't control my drinking

  • Symptoms of withdrawal from alcohol

Reviewed By:

Charles Carlson

Charles Carlson, DO, MS (Psychiatry)

Dr. Carlson graduated from Touro University in Nevada with a degree in osteopathic medicine. He then trained as a resident in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University/University Hospitals where he was also a chief resident and completed a fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry. After training, he started practicing in | Addiction Psychiatry at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs where he also teaches Psychiatry residents.

Yu Shirai

Yu Shirai, MD (Psychiatry)

Dr. Shirai works at the Yotsuya Yui Clinic for mental health treatment for English and Portuguese-speaking patients. He treats a wide range of patients from neurodevelopmental disorders to dementia in children and participates in knowledge sharing through the Diversity Clinic.

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