Substance misuse

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance related disorder. Widely differing definitions of drug abuse are used in public health, medical and criminal justice contexts we hope our web page will give you clear links to definitions and places to get practical help for sufferers and those who support them.

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