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Substance Addiction Information

Learn More About Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance abuse, dependence, and addiction are serious issues with big consequences. While types of substance addictions vary from alcohol abuse to heroin addiction to prescription drug abuse, the underlying addictive behaviors, body effects, and brain functions can be strikingly similar from substance to substance.

Addictive behavior is an indicator that something is wrong that needs to be addressed—physiologically, emotionally, and mentally. Substance-use disorder can have devastating effects on the user's life. This is why it's crucial to seek help if you think you may have a substance abuse problem, or if someone you care about is struggling with alcohol or drug dependence.

The first step in getting the help you need is to learn more about what you're dealing with, and then reach out for support. Use the resources below to get information about some of the most commonly abused substances, and make the choice to reach out for the support you need.

Recovery is possible—you just need to be willing to ask for help.