Alcohol and drug misuse can lead to serious health, relationship, employment, and legal problems. Problematic alcohol or drug use can also lead to substance use disorders (SUD). Symptoms of SUD include tolerance, the ability to drink or use greater quantities of drugs over time, or inability to stop drinking or using drugs. Problems with drinking or drug use may occur in response to stress, or in combination with posttraumatic stress disorder, depression or other medical conditions.

Fortunately there are proven methods to help people recover from alcohol or drug misuse, including help groups and other effective treatments. A community services board (CSB) is the point of entry into the publicly-funded system of services for mental health, and substance abuse. CSBs provide pre-admission screening services 24-hours per day, 7 days per week. Click here to visit CSB’s website and learn more.

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