Substance / Drug misuse

Substance abuse or drug misuse is when a substance is used or taken which may be harmful to the person or others. 

This may be the taking of illegal drugs or the misuse, or over-usage, of prescription or over the counter medication.

Misuse can arise when taking any medication such as

  • prescription medication
  • pain relief
  • opioid drugs

You can talk to your local pharmacy or our practice pharmacists if you have any concerns about the dosage and usage of your medication.