Substance Abuse or Dependence
This six-page handout educates people about substance abuse, which is defined as a pattern of alcohol or drug use that leads to problems or distress, and substance dependence, which is defined as a need for alcohol or drugs that continues even when their use causes significant problems in a person's life. It discusses problems that can result from substance abuse and dependence, and identifies which legal or illegal substances are most often abused. It lists signs of substance abuse or dependency, with check boxes to help patients assess themselves. The document includes contact information for organizations providing help for persons using alcohol or drugs, as well for their family and friends.
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