Substance Use Disorder
A dependence on chemical substances is a common occurrence for many. Individuals, families, and entire communities can be impacted by substance abuse problems. Diagnosis of substance use disorder/addiction involves different laboratory tests to detect certain substances. Behavioral observations can be used to confirm diagnosis by understanding any signs of withdrawal or relapse.
A variety of different illicit and legal substances are extremely addictive. Common substances that people become addicted to include:
Treatments for any of the aforementioned substances involve a variety of techniques from different aspects of healthcare. Identifying, managing, and preventing substance use disorder is essential for a healthy life free of addictions.