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:
- Everything you think you know about addiction is wrong (Ted Talk Video)
- What is Addiction? (Video)