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Substance Misuse

Substance misuse refers to the harmful or hazardous use of psychoactive substances, including alcohol and illicit drugs. It involves the use of substances in a way that may lead to physical, mental, social, or legal problems. Substance misuse can encompass a range of behaviours, from occasional excessive use to dependence or addiction. 

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International Day Against Drug Abuse: 26 June

International Day Against Drug Abuse is a United Nations International Day observed as an expression of its determination to strengthen action and cooperation to achieve the goal of an international society free of drug abuse. Since 1989, it has been observed annually on 26 June every year.

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