The consumption of alcohol and illicit drugs make substance abuse one of the most complex public health issues. Substance abuse has been known to impair the judgment of individuals and play a significant role in the spread of HIV and Hepatitis C.
Substance abuse refers to a set of related conditions associated with the consumption of mind- and behavior-altering substances that have negative behavioral and health outcomes. Substance abuse has a major impact on individuals, families, and communities. The effects of substance abuse are cumulative, significantly contributing to costly social, physical, mental, and public health problems.
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