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Having a substance use disorder means that you use alcohol, drugs, or both even though it causes you serious problems. A doctor may also call it addiction.
You may have a substance use disorder if one or more of the following have happened in the past 12 months:
Current as of:
September 11, 2018
Medical Review:Adam Husney, MD - Family Medicine & Kathleen Romito, MD - Family Medicine & Christine R. Maldonado, PhD - Behavioral Health
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