Behavioral HealthBehavioral Health

Substance Use Disorders

Substance Use DisordersSubstance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol, street drugs or prescription medications begins to cause problems with health, work, school, home, relationships or personal responsibilities. Veterans diagnosed with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and female Veterans have a higher risk of substance use disorders.

The National Institute of Health and provides outstanding information on each category of drugs: