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  1. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- the Basics

    Get a basic overview of alcohol abuse and alcoholism from the experts at WebMD.

  2. Alcohol Withdrawal

    WebMD explains alcohol withdrawal syndrome, including symptoms and treatment.

  3. Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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?

  7. Marijuana Use and Its Effects

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

  8. Methadone for Drug Abuse

    Drug details for Methadone.

  9. Substance Abuse: Dealing With Teen Substance Use

    Use of alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and other drugs among adolescents is a major concern for parents. Preteens and teens are starting to use harmful and illegal substances at younger ages. Teen drinking, smoking, and drug use can affect general health, physical growth, emotional development, and school performance. You can recognize and respond to substance use by: Knowing the signs of ...

  10. Prescription Drug Abuse

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

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