Much stigma surrounds substance use and abuse. Substances abused are both legal and illegal, and laws around the substances are constantly changing.
Drugs of abuse can include:
Fortunately, the stigma is changing around the world with regard to substance abuse. It is now realized that there may be a genetic component to addiction. It is also often realized that addictions do not occur independently, but rather as a condition that occurs as a consequence of another disorder (comorbid condition).
The providers at Healthcare at the Grove have experience discussing and treating addictions. If you or someone you love possibly has a dependence on drugs or alcohol, please know that we are not here to judge you, but rather to help you become the best version of you possible. Call for a confidential appointment.