Understanding Substance Use

Helping an individual who uses substances is not always easy.

While it may be hard to understand, addiction to a substance is not the same as a bad habit. It’s not something that someone can always choose to just end. Substance use can change the way that the brain functions – which makes it even more difficult to stop, even when the individual wants to.

Rethinking the way we look at substance use:

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