Medical Complications and AddictionDestin Recovery Addiction Treatment Center
Medical complications, inherent or caused by addiction (such as high blood pressure, heart disease, cancer or any number of ailments), can effect the progress of addiction recovery. In order to receive the best outcomes for addiction treatment it is imperative that a medical doctor understand how treatments for all issues effecting the patient co-exist.
Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse
Drug addiction is a brain disease. Although initial drug use might be voluntary, drugs of abuse have been shown to alter gene expression and brain circuitry, which in turn affect human behavior. Once addiction develops, these brain changes interfere with an individual’s ability to make voluntary decisions, leading to compulsive drug craving, seeking and use.
The impact of addiction can be far reaching. Cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, and lung disease can all be affected by drug abuse. Some of these effects occur when drugs are used at high doses or after prolonged use, however, some may occur after just one use.
For more information on how various drugs of abuse affect different parts of the body, select an option below:
- HIV, Hepatitis and Other Infectious Diseases
- Cardiovascular Effects
- Respiratory Effects
- Gastrointestinal Effects
- Musculoskeletal Effects
- Kidney Damage
- Liver Damage
- Neurological Effects
- Mental Health Effects
- Hormonal Effects
- Prenatal Effects
- Other Health Effects
Source: National Institute on Drug Abuse. Medical Consequences of Drug Abuse Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/related-topics/medical-consequences-drug-abuse on November 27, 2015
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