Recreational and prescription drug addiction affects millions of Americans. Learn the risks, health effects, and how to find help for you or a loved one.
Prescription Drug Use
Facts From the Surgeon General's Report on Alcohol, Drugs, and Health
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Why You Shouldn't Use Substances to Treat Bowel Problems
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Frequently Asked Questions About Steroids
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The Symptoms Used to Diagnose Substance Use Disorders
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Depressants Can Negatively Interact With Your Central Nervous System
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How Different Stimulants From Caffeine to Cocaine Are Addictive
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Drug Addiction and the Pathological Pursuit of Rewards
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What Is Drug Withdrawal?
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Answers to the Most Frequently Asked Questions About Inhalants
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Various Factors Can Affect Whether You Get Hooked on Drugs
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How Harm Reduction Works in Substance Use
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How Substance Abuse Can Lead to Mood Disorders
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The Costs of Drug Use to Society
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How Intoxication From Alcohol, Drugs or Medications Can Cause Delirium
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Do You Know the Health Effects of Commonly Used Drugs?
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What You Need to Know About Substance-Induced Psychotic Disorder
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Mild Neurocognitive Disorder Due to Substance/Medication Use
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Pros and Cons of Workplace Drug Testing on Employees
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How Substance Abuse Can Negatively Influence the Workplace
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Signs and Symptoms to Watch for With Drug Toxicity
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How to Control Compulsive Lying When You Have an Addiction
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Inhalants Are Dangerous Drugs That Can Have Horrible Side Effects
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Health Effects of Illegal Drugs
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How Long Drugs Can Be Detected in Your System
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GHB: Everything You’ve Been Afraid to Ask
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Drug Tests for Teens as a Preventative or Investigative Tool
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Common Slang Terms for Different Types of Drugs
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How the 5 Schedules of Controlled Substances Differ
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Salvia Divinorum: Everything You've Been Afraid to Ask
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What Parents Need to Know About Poppy Seed Tea
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How Dehydration Can Be Avoided and Treated
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Purple Drank: Everything You've Been Afraid to Ask
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Uses and Effects of Barbiturates
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U.S. Has High Levels of Illegal Drug Use
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The Differences Between :Hard: vs.:"Soft":Drugs and Why It Matters
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Can Ritalin Really Lead to Addiction?
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Why Gay Men Using Drugs Can Be a Harmful Stereotype
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The Types of Drugs Most Likely to Be Abused in America
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Why Alcohol and Drugs Are Factors in a Large Percentage of Crimes
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Your Guide to Anabolic Steroids
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Is Using Drugs While Breastfeeding Dangerous for the Baby?
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The Many Potential Legal Ramifications for Using Drugs
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Is Snorting Drugs More Dangerous?
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Neurotransmitter Link Could Be Key to New Drug Treatments
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Alcohol Is the Most Harmful When Others Are Taken Into Account
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Best Drug Addiction Treatment Centers of 2021
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Learn to Identify, Monitor, and Treat Withdrawal Symptoms in Newborns
7 Types of Drug Paraphernalia Parents Often Miss
Information About Commonly Abused Drugs
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Drug Testing and Drug Screening for Teens
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A Comedown as a Post-Effect of Addictive Drug Behaviors
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How Safe Injection Sites Work
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Know How to Recognize the Signs of Drug Overdoses to Save a Life
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Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing
How Long Does Withdrawal From Adderall Last?
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How Long Does Withdrawal From Gabapentin Last?
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How Long Does Withdrawal From Klonopin Last?
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Cocaine: Everything You’ve Been Afraid to Ask
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Is Cocaine More Than Just a Street Drug?
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What You Can Expect From Cocaine Withdrawal