Substance Abuse Disorder


What Is Substance Abuse Disorder?
How can it be treated?

Substance Abuse disorder brings about cognitive, behavioral as well as physiological changes. Individuals with this disorder use substances even after facing difficulties because of using them despite making multiple attempts to reduce the quantity they consume or quit using them.

Some substances that fall under this disorder are as follows:

• Caffine
• Smoking
• Alcohol
• Opioids
• Cannabis, etc.

Individuals afflicted by this disorder are known to engage in risky use of these substances in high quantities or for over a long period and experience severe cravings. These symptoms have a significant negative impact on all aspects of their lives such as personal, social, educational, occupational, etc. The treatment of this disorder requires the consultation of both a psychologist as well as a psychiatrist.