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Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder (SUD), often referred to as addiction, is a complex and chronic condition characterized by the harmful or hazardous use of addictive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs.  


Substance use disorders can involve a wide range of substances, including alcohol, tobacco, prescription medications, and illegal drugs like opioids, cocaine, and methamphetamine. The specific symptoms and behaviors associated with SUD can vary depending on the substance of abuse. 

Substance use disorder (SUD) can affect a broad spectrum of individuals, regardless of age, gender, socioeconomic status, or background. The impact of SUD is far-reaching and can have significant impact for both the person with the disorder and their family and community. 

If you or someone you know is struggling with substance use disorder (SUD), it’s important to seek help and support as soon as possible. SUD is a complex condition, but it is treatable, and recovery is possible. 

Counseling and support play a critical role in the treatment and recovery from substance use disorder. It is important provide individuals with the tools and guidance needed to address the psychological and behavioral aspects of addiction. Support can range from individual therapies to group therapies and even family therapies. 

It is important to talk with a health care professional to determine the right support for you.  

Supporting a loved one with a substance use disorder can be challenging, but your support and encouragement are crucial in their journey to recovery. To learn more about how you can support visit\/winnipeg/education/.