Alongside these often-pleasant short-term effects, these substances can be quite detrimental to our health – even in the short term. During this program, we'll take a closer look at how people use alcohol, cigarettes, and both soft and hard drugs. Why are these substances so appealing? And what exactly do they do to our bodies and minds? How can you tell if you're overdoing it? And what will help if you decide you want to cut back or stop altogether?