What is Substance Misuse?
A substance can be either of the following:
- Illegal Drugs
- Legal Drugs (prescription medicine)
It is difficult to distinguish between substance use and misuse.
- Use - Consumption of legal substances is acceptable, provided they are used safely, in moderation and according to the Law (age of alcohol, smoking, solvents and legal drugs).
- Misuse - This is when the substance(s) is used in a harmful way and or when an individual becomes dependant on such substance(s).