Substance Abuse Disorders

SUDs describe both the use of illicit, or illegal, substances and the misuse of legal substances like alcohol, nicotine, or prescription drugs. The American Psychiatric Association's Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) outlines eleven symptoms of SUDs .Having a persistent wish to stop using the substance and/or continuously trying to reduce or control substance use Continuing to use the substance despite knowing that a physical or psychological  health issue was likely caused or worsened by the substance Using the substance in larger amounts or over a long time period than originally intended. Exhibiting withdrawal symptoms when not using the substance.

  • Alcohol
  • Opioids
  • Stimulants
  • Hallucinogens
  • Cannabis


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