Many people don’t fully understand the impact that addiction has on your physical health. Outside of specific ailments discussed in popular culture – lung cancer from tobacco use or “meth mouth,” the dental issues associated with methamphetamine usage – there are countless unspoken ways that drugs and alcohol chip away at your health. They affect the entire body, meaning that it’s more important than ever to seek the care of qualified physicians as you break free of addiction and rebuild your life.
Some common health concerns that arise from substance use include:
- Heart disease
- Lung disease
- Damage or destruction of nerve cells
- Mental health conditions
- Damaged immune system
- Higher risk of infection (HIV/AIDS, hepatitis B and C)
- Sexually transmitted diseases and infections
- Birth defects or issues with fetal development and health
We’re fully prepared to treat any co-occurring mental or physical problems that could complicate your recovery. If any health issues should arise over the course of your treatment, Calming Goat has a vast network of medical connections who can admit and treat you.
We believe it’s important to treat the whole patient – body, mind, and spirit – in that order. In order to do the hard work of recovery, your body has to cooperate with you, not work against you. Over the course of our lives, we begin to notice more and more health issues detracting from our quality of life. This is especially the case in for those with substance use disorders, for whom that timeline is accelerated and whose immune systems are quickly weakened.
You deserve to feel your best, right now. While many treatment centers will immediately refer you offsite – completely unequipped to handle even the most basic ailments – Calming Goat is different. We provide access to quality care from board-certified physicians, all in-house. This ensures that your physical health is fully integrated into the treatment process, with no red tape, wasted time, or miscommunication to worry about. Our highly-trained team is prepared to handle a wide array of issues, from the smallest to the largest. On the off chance that escalated care is required, Calming Goat has hospital privileges with a variety of facilities in the Los Angeles/Orange County area, meaning that we can work with you through the process of hospital admission. We’re able to refer to specialty physicians if other needs arise in your care plan.