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Substance Use Problems

Learn about substance misuse

Substance misuse is using drugs or alcohol in a way that harms you or that leads you to harm others, like your family or friends. People misuse alcohol, illegal drugs, prescription drugs, or over-the-counter drugs. Even using tobacco can be considered substance misuse. People who misuse drugs or alcohol can also become dependent on them. If you think you might have a substance use problem, our topics can give you the support you need to help you quit. And if you're worried about someone else, you can find tips in our topics for providing support to others.


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