Health advice and information
If someone is using drink or drugs to a dependent level then their health will suffer...
Whether it's drinking too much or smoking herion or crack or injecting drugs or snorting cocaine. Each of these drugs have their own immediate impact on a persons' health but they also can cause other health issues such as malnutrition, liver problems, veinous damage, lung problems and damage to the septum to name a few.
You can find out about harm reduction by clicking on the various drugs in the Drug and Alcocol Users section of the website.
Here we want to look at what can be done to improve the health of those who are trying to address their use.
Redressing the balance
The most common aspect of health neglect in users is their diet, this means that most users will be suffering from a degree of malutrition. It is important to provide good advice about diet and exercise and to encourage the person to have regular meals and to eat as much fresh fruit and vegetables as possible.
Some practical infomation on diet:
Some pratical information on exercise:
Some practical information on sexual health:
Health advice and information call 0845 4647
Or you can have a look at the NHS direct website for more information