Alcohol, drugs and addictions: programs and services
What is substance use disorder?
The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual defines “substance use disorder” as the use of alcohol and/or drugs causing clinically and functionally significant impairment, such as health problems, disability, and failure to meet major responsibilities at work, school or home.
Substance use disorder is common and treatable
Like all diseases, Substance use disorder requires the right care. It affects people from all communities and all age groups. Substance use disorder is common, recurrent, and often serious, but they are treatable and many people do recover.