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What is an SUD? 

Substance Use Disorder

Substance use disorder is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs.

The Science of Addiction

"Best Explanation of Addiction"


Defining Substance Abuse and Substance Use Disorders

Need for Substance Use Disorder Programs in Rural Communities

Factors that Contribute to Substance Use Disorder in Rural Communities

Alcohol, Drugs, and Addictive Behaviors Unit- WHO


Quick Facts:

In 2018 in Michigan more people died from opioid overdoses than from car crashes.


In 2017 the number of opioid prescriptions written was enough to provide 127 doses PER RESIDENT. 

38% of people who obtained opioids were given them from a friend or family member for free. 

45% of rural adults have been directly impacted by opioid misuse, and 26% of farmers/farm workers have misused opioid prescription painkillers. 

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