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.
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How Depressants Affect Your Body
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An Overview of Stimulants and How They're Used
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When Does Drug Use Become an Addiction?
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Withdrawal: Definition, Symptoms, Traits, Causes, Treatment
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Short and Long-Term Effects of Inhalant Drugs
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How Easy Is It to Develop a Drug Addiction?
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How Harm Reduction Works in Substance Use
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When Happens in Substance-Induced Mood Disorder?
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The Costs of Drug Use to Society
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Substance Intoxication Delirium
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The Health Effects of Commonly Used Drugs
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Substance/Medication-Induced Psychotic Disorder
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Medication or Substance-Induced Neurocognitive Disorder
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Should Workplace Drug Testing of Employees Be Allowed?
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The Dangers of Substance Abuse in the Workplace
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How Is Drug Toxicity Treated?
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How to Control Compulsive Lying When You Have an Addiction
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Overview of Inhalant Drug Abuse
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Health Effects of Various Illegal Drugs
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Learn About Drug Testing in the Workplace
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How Long Drugs Can Be Detected in Your System
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High Stress Teens Twice as Likely to Drink or Use Drugs
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GHB: Myths, Effects, Risks, and How to Get Help
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The Truth About Home Drug Testing for Teens
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A Glossary of Drug-Related Slang Terms
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Controlled Drugs in the Controlled Substance Act
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Salvia Divinorum: Myths, Effects, Risks, and How to Get Help
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Poppy Seeds and Opiate Addiction
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Dehydration Causes and Symptoms
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Purple Drank: Myths, Effects, Risks, and How to Get Help
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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
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Is Ritalin Addictive?
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How Stereotypes About Drug Use Harm the Gay Community
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Rates of Illicit Drug Abuse in the U.S.
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Alcohol and Drug-Related Crime Statistics
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Basic Facts About Anabolic Steroids
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Dangers of Drug Use When Breastfeeding
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Common Drug Law Terms and Laws
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The Truth About Snorting Drugs
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Neurotransmitter Linked to Pleasure & Reward in Brain
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Why Alcohol Is the Most Harmful Drug
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Guidelines for Treating Newborns Addicted to Drugs
A Parent's Guide to Drug Paraphernalia
Information About Commonly Abused Drugs
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Drug Testing and Drug Screening for Teens
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The Term Comedown in Drug Addiction
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How Safe Injection Sites Work
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Signs and Treatments for Drug Overdoses
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Guidelines for Federal Workplace Drug Testing
Adderall Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment
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Gabapentin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, Treatment
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Klonopin Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment
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Cocaine: Myths, Effects, Risks, and How to Get Help
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Does Cocaine Have Any Medical Uses?
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Cocaine Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, & Treatment
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Cocaine May Play Role in User's Depression
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Basic Facts About Cocaine and Crack
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How Cocaine Affects the Female Brain Differently