The Role of Primary and Specialty Care in Recovery
As a result, those who do enter recovery often discover numerous health issues for the first time in a long while. Substance use disorders affect the entire body, and, depending on the drug of choice and the amount and frequency of use, consequences for overuse can range from mild to seriously life threatening.
Regular appointments with a physician, dentist, eye doctors, or other medical specialist can catch problems in early stages, improving the chances of successful treatment before serious and irreversible damage can occur.
Today, I will evaluate whether I am overdue to see my health care provider. If so, I will face my fears and schedule an appointment.