Substance Abuse
When most people talk about substance abuse, they are referring to the use of illegal drugs. Illegal drugs are not the only substance that can be abused. Prescription and over-the-counter medicines, inhalants and alcohol can all be used to harmful excess.

Substance abuse can lead to dependence or addiction.

What can I do if someone I know has a problem with substance abuse?

Consult a trusted adult, guidance counselor or teacher.

For free and anonymous help call the 
Massachusetts Substance Abuse Helpline 
@ 1-800-327-5050.