Posts Tagged ‘misuse’

Substance Abuse and Mental Health

When someone first starts to use drugs, it is called substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they HAVE to have that drug. Substance use disorders are a major cause of mental illness. People…

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Substance Misuse and Addiction

What is Substance Misuse and Addiction? Substance misuse is the harmful use of substances like drugs and alcohol for non-medical purposes. The term substance misuse often refers to illegal drugs but legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription medications, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances like petrol, glue or paint. Addiction is a…

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