template of substance usage which manifests in reproductive meaningful negative effects directly connected with constant use of substance, which is either medical drug or other type of substance. There are distinctive criteria that should be met before diagnosing substance abuse.
What is SUBSTANCE ABUSE?
Written by Pam MS, NCSP | Fact checked by Psychology Dictionary staff
SUBSTANCE ABUSE: "Example of substance abuse is heroin abuse."
Edited and fact checked by Pam: Google +
About the Psychology Dictionary
Psychology Dictionary is the most comprehensive source of psychology definitions online with over 20K definitions written by our global team of psychiatrist & psychology professionals. ...more