The implications of substance use on an individual’s life can be profound and it is likely that many different aspects of their well-being will be affected. There can be an infinite number of negative consequences as a result of substance use for individuals’ physical, mental and social well-being. Even if individuals may be aware of these negative effects that substance use can bring about, it can nevertheless be difficult to discontinue it. One of the main reasons for this has to do with the effects of substances on the brain.

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