Not everyone who uses alcohol or drugs develops a substance use disorder (SUD)—why is that? People have different risk factors that make them more vulnerable to developing SUDs. These can be environmental or individual. This video explains what these risks are and how they can affect people.

The Addiction Policy Forum is a nationwide non-profit organization dedicated to eliminating addiction as a major health problem. Founded in 2015, they are working in states and communities across the country to end stigma, help patients and families in crisis and translate the science around addiction.

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