Substance Use Disorder Basics

Substance use disorder includes a variety of unhealthy behaviors related to the use of alcohol or drugs. A teenager might have substance use disorder if he can't control his use, his use is interfering with his functioning, or if his use involves risky or hazardous behavior. In this guide you'll learn how to tell if an adolescent or young adult has a substance use disorder, how it's diagnosed and what the treatment options are.