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Substance Abuse

Substance abuse: Alcohol abuse = medical, behavioral or social problems related to excessive alcohol consumption Alcoholism = chronic dependence on alcohol and a pattern of abnormal behaviors. Severe intoxication can result in cardiac dysrhythmias, shock and death. Conditions that may mimic alcohol intoxication: drug abuse, brain tumor, hypoglycemia, meningitis, head injury, stroke, postictal state, DKA, […]

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