More often than not, whenever we think about how alcohol or drugs affect the body, we look at our most vital internal structures. Obviously, we are fully aware of how these dangerous substances eat away at our liver, muscles, hearts, and nervous system. Not even our eyes and hormone are safe from excessive drinking, smoking, or pill-popping habits. However, while we like to focus on the inside (which is, inarguably, the most critical portion of our bodies), we sometimes forget about the outside. Sure, for all the damage alcohol and drugs wreak on our digestive tract, we don’t always focus on how they affect the skin, do we? Comedians might make jokes about enlarged noses or reddened faces. In reality, though, alcohol are damaging ingredients that can permanently damage a pretty face. Let’s take a closer look at how drug addiction and alcoholism affect skin health.

For the World to See

No matter how the media attempts to define it as a form of medicine or relief, alcohol (plain and simple) is one of the most dangerous and widely available legal drugs on the market, and, accordingly, it can unleash a tremendous amount of damage on beautiful skin. While you might not be worried about infections, scars, or pock marks along your body (after all, you can cover those up), you should be scared about how alcohol and drugs can affect your good looks. After all, the first thing people see when they meet you is your face. Regardless of popular opinion, being attractive still goes a long way. However, if a person continues to drink a ton of alcohol or take a lot of drugs, gorgeous skin and hair will start to flake and crumble very quickly, resulting in deformities that cannot be reversed.

A Matter of Lifestyle

Ultimately, besides biological factors, lifestyle factors also result in terrible-looking, unhealthy skin. For example, addicts are not that concerned about personal hygiene all the time, so showers and baths are often cast aside in favor of popping more pills or taking more shots. Likewise, drug addicts or alcoholics have terrible nutrition, ultimately resulting in deficiencies of valuable minerals and vitamins that can repair the skin. Also, most importantly, suffering from addiction goes hand in hand with suffering from an unnerving lack of sleep, which prevents essential nightly repairs that keep the skin fit and glowing.

Always remember that alcohol and drugs do not have control over your life. You do. Are you suffering from a substance use disorder or a severe form of addiction? Do you have a friend or family member suffering from one or more of these debilitating illnesses? If you do, get in touch with Asana Recovery today. Our counselors and healthcare experts are ready to walk you through every step of the detox and withdrawal process and rehabilitation and guide you towards living a happier, healthier, and freer lifestyle. While the road to recovery might not be an easy road to travel, we promise to help you every step of the way. Take the first step to stay fit, healthy, and safe.

The time for you to take back control of your life is now. If you are interested in one of our residential treatment or supervised detoxification/withdrawal programs, we are ready and waiting to speak with you at your disclosure. Call Asana now at (949) 438-4504 to learn how to overcome your alcohol abuse, drug abuse, or addiction troubles today.


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