Week 2 responses 6512 | NURS 6512 – Advanced Health Assessment and Diagnostic Reasoning | Walden University
Individuals who consume substances at levels beyond what is considered moderate may put themselves at risk for developing long-term medical complications, experiencing social stigma and legal repercussions associated with their behavior. Long-term consequences often include physical problems such as liver damage or respiratory issues due to heavy smoking among other serious health risks depending on the type of substance consumed. Additionally, individuals who participate in heavy drinking or drug use may experience decreased cognitive functioning as well impairment to their daily life due to withdrawal symptoms.
It is important not to underestimate the dangers associated with substance abuse as it can have far-reaching effects beyond just one’s physical health. Therefore, it is wise for individuals to maintain moderation when consuming substances and be mindful of how much they are consuming in order to avoid potential risks associated with excessive use.ational members as this will allow for a more comprehensive analysis. The data should be collected in an ethical manner, taking into consideration the safety and privacy of those participating in the research. Lastly, it is important to have a clear plan for how the data will be used and interpreted before collecting it.