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Updated August 20, 2010

People affected by OCD are at greater risk for developing substance use disorders. Although alcohol and drug use may initially mask OCD symptoms, in the long run using substances can make symptoms worse, interfere with treatment and disrupt supportive relationships. How do you cope with the temptation to use drugs or alcohol to deal with your symptoms?

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