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Substance use without abuse refers to using drugs or alcohol in a way that does not cause negative consequences or interfere with a person’s daily life. It is possible for someone to use drugs or alcohol in a responsible manner without developing a substance use disorder or experiencing negative consequences. However, it is important to note that any use of drugs or alcohol carries potential risks, and even those who use substances responsibly can still experience negative consequences or develop a substance use disorder over time.