What are the health effects of addiction?
There can be a number of health effects and complications as a result of heavy drug or alcohol use. While each drug can lead to a different host of medical problems, the most common issues include cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, HIV, Hepatitis, nerve damage, and lung disease.
Mental health issues can also be exacerbated by heavy drug or alcohol use or even caused by it. Of course, there is always a which came first question.
* All responses provided by a Licensed Clinical Social Worker.
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