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Week of November 12, 2001

    Question: I am an alcohol, tobacco and other drug abuse prevention specialist. I was asked, "What type of prescription and over-the-counter medications should a person who is and has been addicted to alcohol or other drugs avoid?" For example, "What medications should a doctor not prescribe to a person who suffers from addiction to drugs?"    Dr. Pies' Answer


    Question: For the developed world, is there a ranking of countries from the highest rates of depression to the least, and is there something similar for developed versus undeveloped countries?    Dr. Pies' Answer


    Question: I have heard that there is a high correlation between fire setting and enuresis in children and adolescents. Is this true and could you please direct me to any additional resources about fire setting personality profiles and related behaviors?    Dr. Pies' Answer