Any item or element which is psycho-active and which has the capability to change or alter the consciousness, mood and thought processes of an individual is known as a substance.
Substance use disorders can be referred to as a medical condition in which the usage of one or more than one psychoactive substance results in a clinically significant impairment or distress. Substance use disorders include a variety of mental, physical and behavioral symptoms which causes serious problems like loss of control, disturbed interpersonal relationships, hazardous use withdrawal symptoms and tolerance. There are two sub-groups under the concept of Substance-Use Disorders. These include Substance Dependance and Substance Abuse.
Substance use disorders are one of the most severe problems which is being faced by the society. The number of deaths caused by frequent use of drug use has increased over the years. It destroys families and lives. The best way to prevent these disorders is to consult a trained medical professional to evaluate and treat the disorder and save the individual.