Common Myths about Substance Use Disorders
Substance use is a sign of selfishness.
Substance use is a sign that someone may have a health condition with medical, psychological, or social origins.
People can stop using whenever they want to.
Substance use changes the brain, making it difficult for people to stop.
If someone has a Substance Use Disorder, their friends and family will know it.
Friends and family will not always know if their loved one has a Substance Use Disorder because the person may blame others for their issues.
To learn more about Substance Use Disorder prevention and harm reduction visit a Los Angeles County CORE Center. For treatment services, please call the Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH)
1 (844) 804-7500.
Call the Los Angeles County Substance Abuse Service Helpline (SASH) at 1 (844) 804-7500