Is there any medical ways to prove drug abuse? - Online Doctor Chats
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i have a friend who is into drug abuse
his parents want me to prove that it is so
he smokes weed everyday or atleast every 2 days
so if he hasn't smoked up for a week and he is taken for a dope test(urine/blood), will he test positive for sure?
Yes it may come up in urine tests.
Blood tests can also be done.
You need to check with the laboratories regarding details.
Otherwise we need to check for the symptoms of drug abuse.
where can i check?
as in the symptoms?
The drug addicts demonstrate sepcific symptoms like craving, etc.
When the person has taken the drug, he will have symptoms specific for the drug.
he doesn't crave the drug as such
but he does it more for fun and social status
in your opinion does he require help?
yes he does
but we can only help him if we can prove that he is taking drugs
he will only go if there is proof of the fact
otherwise we can't help him
First thing is that he needs to realize that he needs help.
he is far from realizing that
Second thing is that he needs to know that drug are harmful.
Yes, it can be an issue with addiction.
Mostly when the person gets financially drained, then he realizes he needs help.
that wouldn't be the case
The other thing is that hen his friends and family start pressurizing the person for counselling.
he doesn't stay with his parents
and the parents are scared to confront him
so he is self-supporting.
Does he work?
no a student
but he manages with whatever he gets
How is his behavior with colleagues and superiors at work?
and his peer group admire him for doing what he does
a lot of psychological issues also involved
There may be people in his circle who are getting him into the habit
he smokes a lot and even drinking
so are there any sure shot tests to prove that?
It can be proven in laboratories.
But I am not sure if labs do it regularly.
You need to check with the labs.
and try to get him into ocnfidence and take him to counselling.
where ixxxxxxxxxcan i find these labs?
You may check with the local labs in your area.
I do not know of a specific lab that does it.
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