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Substance use

  • Definition
    • Substance use is the continued use of alcohol, illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs with negative consequences. These consequences may involve:

      • Problems at work, school, home or in interpersonal relationships
      • Problems with the law
      • Physical risks that come with using drugs in dangerous situations

      Substances that are commonly used include:

  • Alternative Names
    • Substance abuse; Illicit drug abuse; Narcotic abuse; Hallucinogen abuse

  • References
    • American Psychiatric Association. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders. 5th ed. Arlington, VA: American Psychiatric Publishing. 2013.

      Weiss RD. Drugs of abuse. In: Goldman L, Schafer AI, eds. Goldman's Cecil Medicine. 25th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier Saunders; 2016:chap 34.