Understanding Substance Use

Posted on January 21st, 2015

This guide addresses substance use from a health promotion perspective.  Like food, sex and other “feel good” things in life, psychoactive substances (or drugs) change the way we feel. And just as food and sex help humans survive and thrive but can also get us into trouble—with our health, our relationships, our sense of self-worth – substance use has both benefits and the potential to lead us down an unhappy, unhealthy path.

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