Substance abuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive (mood altering) substances, including alcohol, prescription and illicit drugs.
Many people don't understand why or how others become addicted to drugs. They may mistakenly think that those who use drugs lack moral principles or willpower and that they could stop their drug use simply by choosing to. Drug addiction is actually a complex disease and quitting usually takes more than good intentions or a strong will. Drugs change the brain in ways that make quitting hard, even for those who want to. Fortunately, researchers know more than ever about how drugs affect the brain and have found treatments that can help people recover from drug addiction and lead productive lives. To learn more about treatment options, check out the links below
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