Drug Addiction and Service User

3787 Words Jun 23rd, 2012 16 Pages
e Candidate Name | | Assessor Name | | Evidence Item | | Unit | ASM1 Recognise indications of substance misuse and refer individuals to specialists |

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Outcome 1 Be able to recognise indications of substance
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This is particularly true for orally administered AS. The parentally administered AS seem to have less serous effects on the liver. Testosterone cypionate, testosterone enanthate and other inject able anabolic steroids seem to have little adverse effects on the liver. However, lesions of the liver have been reported after neither parental nor testosterone administration, and also occasionally after injection of testorone esters.Painkillers (codeine and morphine based tablets): It has been shown that regular use of pain relievers may have an increased risk of high blood pressure. There are health implications because blood pressure has significant issues for men and women if uncontrolled. Even when diagnosed, it has been shown that high blood pressure has an adverse effect on mortality and morbidity. Cough Linctus (Gee’s Linctus, collis Brown Mixture): These medicines contain opium tincture and have a suppressant effect on the respiratory system. They slow metabolism and heart rate, decrease pupil size, dry mouth. Alcohol: Alcohol is a legal substance used by many, clear and undisputed evidence that it impairs the user. The excessive use of alcohol dehydrates the brain and the body. It causes sclerosis of the liver, slurring of speech, tendency of violent behaviour. Illegal drugs
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