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Substance Use

Alcohol
Drinking alcohol may be enjoyable. But it also can cause a lot of health problems and other issues. If you choose to drink alcohol, drinking moderately reduces your risk for alcohol-related problems.
Other Substances
You may use other substances, such as illegal drugs or medicines, in harmful ways. You can develop a problem when you take too much of a substance, too often, or if you take medicine that was not prescribed for you. Learn more about substance use disorders and how to get help.
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