doctor checking on man in hospital bed with bowel problems from substance abuse

What is the Deal with Bowel Problems and Substance Abuse?

Bowel health is a stigmatized health concern for many people. Bowel problems can cause embarrassment but also may signal serious health issues. With addiction, bowel issues may impact a person’s chances of recovery. Concurrent conditions, including those a person may not be aware of, are also important to know about. Self-medicating can make things worse,…