SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER
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DEALING WITH SUBSTANCE (INCLUDING ALCOHOL) USE DISORDER
Are you struggling to control your intake of drugs and/ or alcohol?
Substance abuse can affect the lives of those caught up in it in ways they might not expect. It can affect your physical and mental health, relationships, jobs and education. Recognising there is a problem with drugs is an important first step in seeking help and treatment.
Drug addiction can be treated, but it’s important that the person using drugs seeks help and support to figure out the next steps, rather than trying to deal with it on their own.
Substance abuse is often associated with illicit drugs such as speed, ice (crystal meth) or heroin, but prescription or over-the-counter drugs can also be abused, as can alcohol.