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    substance abuse problems

    "substance" itself doesn't seem to mean drugs such as cocaine, marihuana, etc. But does it mean "drugs" when it's used as "substance abuse"?

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    ex)Renee Amoore has come a long way from her roots in Byrn Mawr, Pennsylvania....She eventually became CEO of Growth Horizons, Inc., an organization that serves people with substance abuse problems.

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    Re: substance abuse problems

    Hi,

    Yes, it does mean "drugs".

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    Re: substance abuse problems

    Or alcohol. Or paint thinner. It's not just limited to "illegal" drugs, it is any problem with abusing any type of chemical, any "substance."

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