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Substance abuse is different from addiction, and in some cases, can be addressed through counseling before it progresses to addiction. Substance abuse is when a person drinks heavily, misuses prescription medications, or uses illicit drugs like heroin, cocaine, or crystal meth. People may struggle with substance abuse for many reasons, and if they recognize the problem early enough, they can seek therapy to address the issue before it gets worse. It is also possible to treat substance abuse in the comfort of ones own home through online treatment as well.
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