What is a substance use disorder?
A substance use disorder can occur when a substance is continually used and that continuous use causes significant clinical and functional impairments like health issues, disability, or failing to meet your normal responsibilities.
There are a number of different types of substance use disorders including:
- Opioid Use Disorder
- Alcohol Use Disorder
- Tobacco Use Disorder
- Cannabis Use Disorder
- Hallucinogen Use Disorder
For more information on these disorders, please visit: Signs and Symptoms of a Substance Use Disorder. It is important to be able to identify the signs and symptoms if suspect you or a loved one are struggling with a substance use disorder. Watch for:
- Lack of motivation
- Lack of personal hygiene
- Lack of energy or low motivation
- Change in personality
- Lack of concentration and attention to detail
- Anti-social behavior
- Disregard for safety
The inability to properly function without the substance after it is no longer medically necessary.