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  1. Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain

    WebMD explains how drug use can lead to addiction, and why drug addiction is considered a disease.

  2. How Does Marijuana Affect You?

    WebMD examines marijuana use, including the physical and psychological effects as well as risks associated with the illegal drug commonly called "pot."

  3. Maintaining Hope and Health During Drug Abuse Recovery

    Staying in recovery after prescription drug abuse means coping with psychological addiction and craving. Find out what's needed to stay clean.

  4. Counseling and Addiction

    Being addicted to opioid drugs goes beyond physical dependence. Counseling helps addicts stay clean and cope with life. Which type of therapy is right for someone with an addiction?

  5. Alcohol Detox Programs

    WebMD explains the various kinds of alcohol detox and rehab programs, including what they offer and how to find the right one for you.

  6. Crystal Meth: What You Should Know

    What you need to know about the dangerous and addictive drug crystal meth.

  7. 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.

  8. 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.

  9. Drug Overdose

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

  10. Benzodiazepine Abuse Treatment

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

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