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  1. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- Treatment

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

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. Painkillers, Narcotic Abuse, and Addiction

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

  7. Cocaine Use and Its Effects

    WebMD examines cocaine use, including how the illegal drug affects the body and brain.

  8. Alcohol Withdrawal

    WebMD explains alcohol withdrawal syndrome, including symptoms and treatment.

  9. Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain

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

  10. 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.

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