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    1. Recreational Marijuana FAQ

      Learn how recreational marijuana use can affect your health. And find out if it's addictive.

    2. Treating an Addiction to Painkillers

      Breaking free from an addiction to prescription drugs takes more than willpower. Learn more from WebMD about the medications and types of counseling that can help get someone on the road to recovery.

    3. 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?

    4. Painkillers, Narcotic Misuse, and Addiction

      What are the symptoms of opioid addiction? How does dependence differ from addiction? Learn more about narcotic abuse.

    5. Prescription Drug Abuse

      WebMD describes different types of prescription drugs that can cause addiction.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Drug Overdose

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

    9. Benzodiazepine Abuse Treatment

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

    10. 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.

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