a person self-medicating

5 Risks of Self-Medicating

People have many reasons for self-medicating. Some people turn to drugs as a form of self-medicating because of untreated mental health issues, unresolved trauma, extreme stressors in their life, and more. But whatever the reasons for using substances to subdue the inner pain you feel, there are consequential dangers that go along with it. Here…

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Are You Self-Medicating?

Drug use has reached into the millions for consumers of drugs and alcohol. Many millions have tried drugs and continue to use each day in spite of consequences. Some people even use it for self-medicating purposes. They might be trying to escape stress, trauma, discomfort, or symptoms of mental health issues. Different types of psychoactive…

doctor working with man with asperger's who was self-medicating

Do People with Asperger’s Self-Medicate?

People who struggle with Asperger’s have another challenge on top of addiction to face in recovery. Their biggest challenge is relating to others and taking in their opinions for consideration. It can be quite difficult to interact with and relate well to others, which can lead to social dysfunction and a sense of isolation. This…