Metabolism refers to all the procedures that happen in the body which manufactures the food one eats into energy. Your body breaks down substances and eliminates them from your system so when you consume drugs or alcohol, they are metabolized in your body. The speed at which your body metabolizes substances varies from person to person. Factors such as age, weight, liver function and genetics can influence your metabolism. This explains why individuals may have different reactions to the same substance and some may be more susceptible to addiction.

Healthcare professionals evaluate the presence and level of drugs or alcohol in your system to provide important information for determining the severity of addiction and designing an appropriate treatment plan. It is also used to assess the efficiency of detoxification processes and track progress during recovery.

The metabolism of substances is often measured by analyzing the presence of metabolites—byproducts that result from the breakdown of drugs or alcohol. These metabolites can be detected in various bodily fluids, such as urine, blood or hair, enabling healthcare professionals to assess substance abuse patterns and monitor sobriety.

Ofcourse the metabolism is not solely related to addiction and recovery. It is a natural process that occurs in everyone’s body. In the context of addiction treatment, understanding your own metabolism can help you and healthcare professionals tailor a personalised treatment plan that suits your needs and goals.

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