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Substance abuse refers to the overindulgence in and dependence on a substance, legal or illegal, leading to effects that are harmful to an individual's physical health, mental health, and/or the welfare of others. There are many government, private, and religious organizations that assist people with substance abuse problems.

The National Drug and Alcohol Treatment Referral Routing Service provides a toll-free telephone number for alcohol and drug information/treatment referral assistance. The number is 1.800.662.HELP (1.800.662.4357). Through this service, you can speak directly to a representative concerning substance abuse treatment, request printed material on alcohol or other drugs, or obtain local substance abuse treatment referral information in your state.

Substance Abuse Resources
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If you are an employer seeking information on workplace substance abuse issues, you can visit the Substance Abuse Information Database (SAID) from the Department of Labor (DOL) . SAID provides information about and access to hundreds of documents and resources that may assist employers and others to learn about workplace substance abuse issues and develop drug-free workplace programs, such as Working Partners at Work and the Drug-Free Workplace Advisor .

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