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Pouring a Shot

Substance Abuse

Substance abuse occurs when an individual uses legal and illegal drugs, alcohol and medications in the wrong way.

Substance abuse can lead to addiction. It can cause health problems, legal problems, physical and mental health problems. It affects the brain and behaviors of individuals causing them to use in excess and become dependent on it regardless the consequences.

Abuse & Addiction

Substance abuse is using a substance for fun, or pleasure to release an emotion or evade an emotion. Substance addiction is not the same as abuse; an indivdual can abuse a substance but not be addicted to it. Addiction is when the individual cannot control the impulse or want to use the substance regardless to the negative consequences or actions that may occur. If you are a loved one are experiencing substance abuse or addicition call or email us for treatment options.

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