Substance abuse is when someone over-indulges and becomes dependent on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs. If someone develops a pattern of harmful use of a substance for mood-altering purposes and becomes reliant on the substance, they have a Substance Abuse issue.
Harmful use of a substance can lead to health issues, disabilities, failure to meet responsibilities, impaired control, risky use, and social issues. If you notice any of these issues in yourself or a loved one, it may be time to seek help.
There are many treatment options available and breaking the cycle of substance abuse is possible. People fall into substance abuse for many issues, and most never intend to become addicted to a substance.
At TheHopeLine we are a shame-free zone. We just want to provide you with the help you need to get back on the right track.