Addiction101 Addiction Network

Substance abuse disorders can be challenging to treat because they affect many aspects of a person’s life, including their physical health, mental health, and social relationships. The addictive nature of many substances can also make it difficult for people to stop using them, and the withdrawal symptoms that can occur when trying to quit can be severe and uncomfortable. Additionally, substance abuse disorders often co-occur with other mental health conditions, which can complicate treatment. Finally, access to effective treatment can be limited for some individuals, either due to lack of availability, financial barriers, or social stigma.