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  1. 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.

  2. Treatment of Barbiturate Abuse

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

  3. Signs of Drug Addiction

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

  4. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- Treatment

    Learn more from the experts at WebMD about various treatments for alcohol dependence.

  5. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- the Basics

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

  6. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- Prevention

    Can alcoholism be prevented? Get the facts from the experts at WebMD.

  7. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- Symptoms

    Learn about the symptoms of alcohol abuse -- and alcohol dependence -- from the experts at WebMD.

  8. Treating a Drug Overdose With Naloxone

    Naloxone can reverse overdoses from heroin and other painkillers. Now, some family and friends of users can use it to save lives.

  9. 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.

  10. Worried About Addiction? - Topic Overview

    If you follow your doctor's directions about taking narcotic medicines-and you don't have a history of substance abuse-your risk of getting addicted is small. In the past,narcotics were used only for short periods for short-term pain or for cancer pain. Many experts now also use them for longer periods to treat chronic pain. You can take these drugs,which are sometimes called opioids,to ...

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