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Substance Use Disorder

Understanding Substance Use Disorders

There are more deaths, illness and disabilities attributed to the use of alcohol and other drugs than any other preventable health condition.

Unfortunately, substance use disorders are also one of the most highly stigmatized medical conditions that exist. 

Substance use disorders are the diagnosable addictive illnesses listed in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, which currently lists nine types of substance addictions—alcohol, caffeine, cannabis, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, and anxiolytics, stimulants and tobacco.

Because addiction is a disease and not a moral weakness or shortcoming, treatment is possible and even effective!

Research shows that treatment can help patients stop using, avoid relapse and successfully recover their lives. Of individuals with chronic dependence who achieved sustained recovery, the majority did so after participating in treatment.

Understanding Substance Use Disorders Brochure

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