Substance Use Disorder

Opioids, Hallucinogens, PCP, Cannabis, and Inhalants

Substance Use Disorder

A Substance is a class of products either natural or synthesized that have psychoactive effects on the body and brain (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014). Substance Abuse disorder is the chronic difficulty to refrain from the use of alcohol or drugs (Nolen-Hoeksema, 2014).

Some common Myths About Substance Use Disorder

People who suffer from Drug Use Disorder choose to suffer

In the beginning drug use is a choice but the body then becomes dependent on the drugs and it becomes a sickness.

The Drugs that are most harmful are the harshest

The misuse of drugs are what makes the drugs harmful not the just the drug itself.

Marijuana is safe

People who smoke marijuana are at a risk for being dependent on marijuana as well as other drugs.

Addicts don't recover.

Anybody can recover from Drug Use Disorder with the proper treatment and attitude.