What is a recovering alcoholic or addicts biggest health concern?

  1. Carol Burnham profile image60
    Carol Burnhamposted 5 years ago

    What is a recovering alcoholic or addicts biggest health concern?

  2. Deborah-Diane profile image83
    Deborah-Dianeposted 5 years ago

    Although many alcoholics and addicts worry about their liver (which is, of course, a concern), they should also be even more worried about their mental health.

    A large number of alcoholics and addicts end up with depression, bi-polar disorder, and other mental health problems.  In extreme cases, they may even end up with irreversible brain damage.

    1. Carol Burnham profile image60
      Carol Burnhamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you, Diane. In working with recovering alcoholics my primary focus is on physical health. I do find that the road to health begins with or coincides with working on ones mental health. Mental health may be the more important of the two.

 
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