Watchful waiting is a
wait-and-see approach. If you get better on your own, you won't need treatment.
If you get worse, you and your doctor will decide what to do next.
Watchful waiting is not a good choice for drug abuse and dependence. If
you have a drug problem, or if you believe that your health or other areas of
your life are being affected by drugs, you need to take steps to stop using
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March 12, 2014
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