What is it?
You don't have to be an alcoholic or an addict to experience negative effects from the use of alcohol and or drugs. Regular alcohol and substance use can create problems or interfere with various aspects of your life including your academics, relationships, and even how your brain functions (e.g., memory, productivity). Your might have developed a pattern of abusing alcohol or substances as a way of adjusting and coping to the pressure of university life. Some will experience a physiological and psychological addiction to alcohol and other substances.
What can help?
If you are wondering if any of these situations are true for you about your alcohol or substance use, you might need help learning to consume alcohol or use substances in a more controlled or more responsible manner. Some might benefit from becoming completely abstinent of use, especially when having a family history of addiction. In any case, you don't have to do this alone. Help is available.
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