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Substance Use

SUBSTANCE USE

Not everyone knows that addiction to drugs or alcohol is a mental illness. Instead, some people view it as a failure of morals or willpower. But drug addiction is actually a disease.

The Source | Education Topics | Substance Use

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This video talks about how anyone can become addicted to drugs and how to find help

YouTube Channel: National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA/NIH)

You might think that only some types of people can get addicted to drugs. The truth is, it can happen to anyone, whether you’re young or old, rich or poor, male or female.

Further Reading

Positive parenting prevents drug abuse. This Family Check-up helps you identify five of those positive parenting skills.

 Mind Matters has easy-to-understand scientific facts about drugs and how they impact the body. Both the web page and printable PDFs are available in English and Spanish.

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