FS024, January 2009




Substance Abuse

What is meant by substance abuse? Any use of an illegal drug such as cocaine, marijuana, or heroin Any use of alcohol or tobacco (see the “Tobacco Use”
and “Alcohol Use” fact sheets) that causes risk to health Any use of a plant part to get “high” (eg, jimson weed seeds and mushrooms) Any use of an inhaled chemical to get high (eg, gasoline, paint thinner, and glue) Any use of a prescription drug not prescribed for you Misuse of a drug prescribed for you (eg, wrong amount
and wrong reasons for using)