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Appetite and Substance Abuse

All substances come equipped with different side effects. These side effects can even be experienced differently from user to user. Individuals in Laguna Beach and across the globe who are unfortunate enough to become addicted live a life that is dominated and driven by these side effects. Luckily, individuals can attend a drug rehab to recover from their addiction(s).

Amphetamine and stimulant drugs, such as cocaine, methamphetamine, crack and ecstasy, often times result in a loss of appetite. Not only do feelings of hunger diminish when a user is high, but the comedown causes a lack of appetite as well. This can be dangerous and an obvious sign to look for in people whom you perceive to be an addict. Often times, this lack of eating is nearly as harmful as the drug itself.

Substances like marijuana and alcohol often times cause users to binge eat. Marijuana, for example, stimulates taste receptors, which can cause users to crave certain foods and loose the ability to know when to stop eating.

Although addiction and its influence on appetite can be frightening, you don’t have to tackle these issues alone. If you or a loved one is addicted, contact a rehab center in Laguna Beach or a location near you to ensure a healthy future.

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