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  • way explain substance abuse.

  • Often considered a form of substance use disorder.

  • Substance abuse involves patent, drug or alcohol use in amounts that are harmful to the user, generally involving addiction and cycles of dependence.

  • It can lead to many health problems, both among individuals and within society itself.

  • Individuals abusing substances tend to experience a higher risk of disease, such as cancer or HIV, and dates.

  • Socially, they may find the substance is negatively affecting their life.

  • Mhm, as their continued use eventually leads to job loss and damaged relationships.

  • For instance, these individuals can easily develop other mental disorders like depression or social anxiety.

  • Further, substance abuse can also lead to negative impacts on society itself.

  • Facing such impactful, health and social consequences can cost the government billions of dollars.

  • In the United States, for example, these problems cost the government more than $700 billion yearly spending related to crime, lost work, productivity and necessary health care.

  • So what can we do to help these individuals?

  • With proper education and awareness, we can begin to make a significant difference and help those who suffer from it.

  • Effective rehabilitation programs can help struggling individuals to detox and begin their journey to recovery.

  • Meanwhile, prevention alleviates much of the burden of cost from the government.

  • Prevention programs spread education on the science and symptoms of substance abuse.

  • In this way, we can help society begin its journey to recovery as well.

way explain substance abuse.

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Substance Abuse and Its Consequences

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    林宜悉   posted on 2020/10/23
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