Substance Use

About Substance Use

The use of tobacco, alcohol and other drugs, including the misuse of prescription medications may impact health, relationships, and employment. The term substance use disorder is used to describe the dependence on, misuse, abuse or addiction of a substance and is measured on a continuum of mild to severe.

With early identification and education, substance use disorders can be prevented. For individuals with a substance use disorder, treatment resources are available to assist with behavior change.  This Directory provides access to substance use treatment providers, mental health treatment providers, information, and resources related to substance use treatment.

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