Steroids - no intoxication effects
high blood pressure; blood clotting and cholesterol changes; liver cysts; hostility and aggression; acne; in adolescents—premature stoppage of growth; in males—prostate cancer, reduced sperm production, shrunken testicles, breast enlargement; in females—menstrual irregularities, development of beard and other masculine characteristics
Inhalants - (varies by chemical) stimulation; loss of inhibition; headache; nausea or vomiting; slurred speech; loss of motor coordination; wheezing
One of the most important facets of a good rehab program is that it meets each person where they are, respecting and recognizing the perspectives, values, beliefs, and motivating forces within their life that shape who they are. For many people, one of the most important factors that drive these things is a person’s religion. Whether it be a certain faith, or a particular denomination, religious or faith-based inpatient drug rehab programs exist to provide you with an opportunity to approach your pursuit of sobriety alongside of, and supported by, your religious beliefs. Due to its spiritual component, some, but not all of these programs may utilize Alcoholics or Narcotics Anonymous 12-Step programs within their treatment protocol.
High-quality palliative care also requires special expertise in honest, compassionate communication. In addition to enhancing the patient's and family's experience, these skills help to establish trust and overcome barriers to adequate care and relief of symptoms. Several communication tasks are especially important: conveying accurate prognostic information while maintaining hope, eliciting information about symptoms, decision making about curative and palliative treatments, handling emotions, and dealing with requests from patients and families who have unrealistic goals [34, 35, 36] . The challenges of communicating effectively are discussed later in this course.