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.

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Most Recent Blogs on Substance Abuse

7 Reasons Why I’m Happier Living a Sober Life


  This Guest Post is written by Trevor McDonald, a recovering addict and alcoholic who’s been clean and sober for over 5 years.  With that perspective, he gives many answers to the question, Why should I be sober? Since his recovery began, he has enjoyed using his talent for words..Read more

Weekend Drinking Might Be More of a Problem than You Think


Ever wonder, “Do I have a drinking problem?” This Guest Blog written by Benjamin Sledge was originally posted on In it he examines his own relationship with alcohol. When everything revolves around booze or happy hour when does the party stop? It’s the blond girl from the gym. The one you’ve stared at..Read more

Recovery from Addiction


Recovery from Addiction is Possible In my blog Life At the End of The Trail we talked about what happens to people when they do not break the chains of their addiction. We talked about where they would be 25 years later. Now I want to talk about what you..Read more

Rage At God


This post was originally published on Heart Support, it has been reused with permission by: The Heart Support Team. Jake Luhrs, lead singer of Grammy-nominated metal band, August Burns Red, created Heart Support as a place where every music fan can heal and grow stronger. “My rage at God had..Read more

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