Substance Abuse involves the repeated and excessive use of illegal and/or legal chemical substances to achieve a certain effect. Illegal drugs include marijuana, ecstasy, methamphetamine (also referred to as crystal meth), anabolic steroids, cocaine, crack, heroin, speed, LSD (also referred to as acid) and PCP.
Prescription drug abuse is a rapidly growing problem in the US – the most commonly abused drugs are tranquilizers, sedatives, painkillers & stimulants.
Inhalants and solvents are legal substances that are also abused.
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