Difference Between Substance Abuse And Mental Health Treatment

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Substance abuse recovery and diet; Nutrition and substance abuse


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Substance abuse harms the body in two distinct ways:

  • The effect of the substance itself
  • Negative lifestyle changes, such as irregular eating habits and poor diet

For example, infants who were exposed to alcohol while in the womb often have physical and mental problems. The alcohol affects the growing baby by crossing the placenta. After birth, the baby may have withdrawal symptoms. The mother's...

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