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SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Have you ever witnessed someone that deals with substance abuse?

For those who have not,

Substance abuse are both legal and illegal drugs that have chemicals that can change how your body and mind work. They can give you a pleasurable “high,” ease your stress, or help you avoid problems in your life.

HOW IS MEDICATION ABUSED? * Taking medication that is prescribed for someone else. *Taking drug for non-medical reasons. *Taking extra doses or use a drug other than the way it’s supposed to.

When you first start taking a substance, you may think you can control how much you use. But over time, you may need more of the drug to get the same feeling or effect. For some people, that can lead beyond abuse to addiction. Signals that you may have a problem with substance abuse include if you:

*spend more time alone *stop caring for yourself *crave the use to use substance

Substance abuse can affect your every day life. It can hurt those around you and ruin health. Anyone struggling with substance abuse should consider counseling or seek any other help.

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