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    1. Date-Rape Drugs (GHB, rohypnol)

      GHB and Rohypnol are known as date-rape drugs. Learn more from WebMD about what they look like and how they affect the body.

    2. Heroin: What You Need to Know

      Heroin use is on the rise in the U.S. – and so are deaths from heroin overdoses. Here's what you need to know if you think a family member or friend is using it.

    3. Barbiturate Abuse

      Barbiturates, once commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders, can cause death even in small doses - and their abuse is on the rise among teens. Learn more about the effects of barbiturates.

    4. Signs of Drug Addiction

      Worried that you or someone you love has a drug addiction? Here are some signs to look out for.

    5. Benzodiazepine Abuse

      Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers -- familiar names are Valium and Xanax -- that are easily abused. Learn more about the effects, symptoms, and abuse of these drugs.

    6. Treatment of Barbiturate Abuse

      If you suspect someone has abused barbiturates, medical attention is needed. Find out what to expect at the emergency room.

    7. Drug Overdose

      Learn how to recognize a drug overdose - either intentional or accidental - and what to do about it.

    8. Benzodiazepine Abuse Treatment

      Find out what to do if you suspect someone is abusing benzodiazepines, a class of drugs also known as tranquilizers.

    9. Substance Abuse

      People abuse substances such as drugs, alcohol, and tobacco for varied and complicated reasons, but it is clear that our society pays a significant cost. Get the latest statistics and facts here about drug and alcohol abuse in the U.S.

    10. Treating a Drug Overdose With Naloxone

      Naloxone can reverse overdoses from heroin and other painkillers. WebMD explains how this drug works and how it is used to save lives.

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