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Other Behaviors

Avoid self-medicating through alcohol, tobacco, or drugs and reach out for support instead. Dallas County is here for you.

Description of Other Behaviors

Substance use disorders occur when an individual’s habitual use of alcohol and/or drugs to ease their anxiety or depression causes clinically significant impairment, which can include medical problems, physical or cognitive disabilities, and a failure to meet one’s responsibilities at work, school, or home.

A substance use disorder that coexists with a mental illness is called a co-occurring disorder.

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