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    Medical Reference Related to Alcohol Abuse

    1. Signs of Drug Addiction

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

    2. 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.

    3. 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.

    4. Treating a Drug Overdose With Naloxone

      Naloxone can reverse overdoses from heroin and other painkillers. WebMD explains how this drug works and how it is used to save lives.

    5. Do I Have an Alcohol Problem?

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

    6. Cocaine Use and Its Effects

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

    7. Alcohol and Medication Interactions

      WebMD explains which medications are likely to interact poorly with alcohol - and the special vulnerability of older adults who mix drinking and prescription drugs.

    8. Street Drugs: Know the Facts and Risks

      Popular street drugs, how they impact your body and mind, and how they can affect your health. Learn about newer drugs such as bath salts and flakka as well as those that have been around for decades.

    9. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- Prevention

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

    10. Understanding Alcohol Abuse -- Treatment

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

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