Some national laws prohibit the use of different recreational drugs; and medicinal drugs that have the potential for recreational use are often heavily regulated. However, there are many recreational drugs that are legal in many jurisdictions and widely culturally accepted. Cannabis is the most commonly consumed controlled recreational drug in the world (as of 2012).  Its use in many countries is illegal but is legally used in several countries usually with the proviso that it can only be used for personal use. It can be used in the leaf form of marijuana (grass) , or in the resin form of hashish . Marijuana is a more mild form of cannabis than hashish.
Many individuals who develop the symptoms of Wernicke’s encephalopathy will be able to live a full life in recovery. The change from addiction to sobriety will require an effort, however. The person will need to develop a whole new way of dealing with life. This should be a way of living which is more satisfying than anything they have experienced before. Those who have abused alcohol to such an extent that they have developed encephalopathy will often need a lot of support to stay free of their addiction – at least in the beginning. This initial help can be found in rehab or from other recovery options. It is also important that chronic alcoholics are medically supervised during alcohol withdrawals if they are at risk of delirium tremens .