Substance abuse is repeated use of mind or mood-altering substances that result in life consequences for that person and/or those around him or her.
Mind or mood-altering substances may include: alcohol, prescription medications, marijuana, cocaine, sleeping pills, heroine, designer drugs, inhalants and others. Consequences of repeated use of these substances may include:
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance abuse, seek treatment with a professional. For more information on your TRICARE benefit for Substance Use Disorders, visit TRICARE’s substance use disorder treatment information.