Substance abuse is to develop a substance use disorder-use of alcohol or drugs that is compulsive or dangerous to combat any disorder. The indication of substance abuse is the addiction or dependence that is continued inspite of facing the side effects or negative consequences due to the consumption of that substance. There are professionals who provide treatment for substance use disorders. The caregivers are specially trained individuals certified or licensed as substance abuse counselors. The steps in treatment include clinical assessment and asking random questions to the patient. The counselors will help you to implement the most effective treatment. Detoxification is one of the steps involved in treatment which helps the patient to withdraw from their habits which can be fatal to them. Other treatment programs includes: Inpatient treatment, residential programs, hospitalization, outpatient and intensive outpatient programs and methadone clinics (opinoid treatment).