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Substance Use Disorders

Information on Drug and Alcohol Prevention and Treatment

The IHS Alcohol and Substance Abuse Program site has information and resources for recognizing and overcoming addiction to alcohol or drugs. Specific topic pages are linked below.

Opioid Use Disorder

Opioid use disorder, which is made up of opioid addiction and opioid dependence, is a medical condition based on the compulsive use of opioids (e.g., morphine, heroin, codeine, oxycodone, hydrocodone, etc.) despite negative consequences of continued use and the withdrawal symptoms that occur when opioid use stops.

The IHS Pain and Opioid Use Disorder site has information and resources for treating opioid and related addiction.

Prescription and Illegal Drug Use

Information on Women and Alcohol

Maternal Substance Addiction

For information on drug use by pregnant women and the effects of this use on their babies, visit the Alcohol and Substance Use during Pregnancy page.

Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD) Information