Can Recovering Addicts Use Kava?

Drug Rehabilitation in Greensboro NCKava is a legal, unregulated natural drug that is being used all over the United States in the form of a tea. The natural kava root is ground up into a tea-like substance and then mixed with boiling water. It is then consumed for stress and anxiety relief, mood boosting and euphoric states.

Kava bars are also popping up all over America, as well. Many countries have outlawed kava use, but it is currently unregulated in the United States. Because there are no real, in depth studies about this drug and whether or not it can harm us, short term or long term, doctors and scientists do not recommend its use at all, especially for those that are pregnant or recovering from addiction. Read more about it below. Do you need alcohol or drug rehabilitation in Greensboro NC in 2017? Call Legacy Freedom today. We can help you finally beat addiction.

Can Recovering Addicts Use Kava?

Using kava causes many different side effects. Some are mild and others are very serious. Below, you'll find a list of the most common issues:

  • Liver failure
  • Puffiness of the face
  • Dry scaly skin
  • Bodily swelling
  • Impaired driving function
  • Slowed motor skills
  • Yellowing of hair, teeth and skin
  • Liver problems
  • Relapse of addiction

In the United States, we don't often regard this natural plant as a drug. However, many different countries do. If you look at the facts, you'll see that the effects to the body, brain and central nervous system are quite similar to many well-known drugs, especially anti-anxiety medications.

In regards to addiction and relapsed, this drug is sending many people to rehab. The numbers are increasing as it gains popularity. Many times, in recovery people seek something to replace the feeling that they got when using drugs or alcohol. This is when they turn to kava. It is natural, legal and easy to get. However, extended use causes serious tolerance build up. Once they're not able to get the high they once had, they continue using to the point of addiction or go back to their previous drug of choice.

It's important to remember that all drugs are dangerous and risky. Even if there's not an addictive factor in the make up of it, the effects it gives off can be addicting. Please be aware of this drug and know that it can cause seriously impaired motor function, liver failure and more. Think twice before using this drug, especially if you're in recovery. Don't let anything jeopardize your happiness and health.

Be sure to visit back with other blogs in this series to learn more about kava, what it is, why it's used and whether or not it's safe to use in general or when pregnant.

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