Substance Use Disorders-Mental Health also requires first aid…

Mental Disorder is a diagnosable illness that affects a person thinking, emotional state, and behavior, disrupting the person’s ability to work, carry out daily activities, and engage in satisfying relationships.

Understanding Substance Use Disorders:

  • Abuse of alcohol or other drugs which leads to work, school, home, health, or legal problems.
  • Dependence on alcohol or other drugs.


What causes Substance Use Disorders?


Many factors increase a person’s chances of developing such a disorder, including:

Availability and tolerance of alcohol in society.

Social factors

Genetic predisposition

Alcohol sensitivity


Other mental health problems


Importance of early Intervention of Substance Use Disorders:

It is easier for someone to recover from a substance use problem if detected and treated early, rather than after they become dependent on the substance.