Which Is More Harmful, Alcohol or Pot?
Which is worse for me—alcohol or marijuana? Is is true that alcohol is better for me in the long-term? What do they do to my health? Many people have questions about the health effects of both pot and alcohol. It’s true that, in some ways, alcohol is actually worse for your long-term health than marijuana is. Of course, neither one is a substance that should be treated lightly.
Alcohol is linked to all kinds of long-term degenerative health effects, including liver diseases, cirrhosis, ulcers, cardiovascular conditions, and problems with blood pressure. In that sense, extended abuse of alcohol will actually worsen your health more than abuse of marijuana. Also, alcohol tends to make people violent, which pot does not. So, just because alcohol is legal doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be careful with it. Of course, marijuana has its own health problems, from carcinogenic smoke to higher risk for accidents while high. And both substances are psychologically addictive, and people can find their lives ruined with dependance on either one.
If you think you might have a problem with abusing alcohol or marijuana, get help now. Thankfully there is excellent help available. Medications and cognitive-behavioral therapy have proven to be effective in treating drug and alcohol addictions. It can be difficult or impossible for an addict to treat themselves on their own or with family members, so it’s very important to find the right treatment center. At Seabrook House, we tailor our treatment plans to each individual patient’s needs, so you can rest assured that you’ll be getting the right remedy for yourself or for a loved one. Seabrook House has rehabilitation centers in New Jersey (NJ), Pennsylvania (PA), and an outpatient center in New York (NY). Contact Seabrook House today for any questions about drugs, alcohol, addiction, and treatment.