Substance Use Disorder
Substance use is the continued use of alcohol, illegal drugs, or the misuse of prescription drugs or over-the-counter drugs with negative side effects. Consequences may involve problems at home, work, school, or with important relationships. If the substance is used in a dangerous situation, it could also result injury to the person using or others, or in significant legal trouble. Fortunately the use of CBT, Motivational Interviewing, and Solution Focused Therapy have been shown to have positive therapeutic effects.