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The Term Substance Abuse

The Term Substance Abuse

What Does Substance Abuse Include? The term “substance abuse” covers a very wide range of disorders. The most prominent examples are related to the abuse of illegal drugs, or the misuse of legal substances such as glue or aerosol gases. However, actions such as the use of steroids by those engaged in sports also comes under this broad heading, as does the use of an otherwise legally and socially accepted substance in a way that can cause harm to the user or society, for example, drunk driving. Since a large proportion of abused substances are addictive, it is important to