Pharmaceuticals ARE mood altering substances and qualify under this legislation. There are many pharmas that are associated with violent tendencies. Folks think it is fine to dope themselves because a doctor gave it to them. Most of these drugs are crutches so folks do not have to deal with life issues and move ahead. These individuals get more depressed and angry as time goes on because they know they are not cutting the mustard and getting farther behind. Note: Women are more likely to abuse pharma, men more likely to abuse alcohol.