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  1. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Home Treatment

    Learn the early signs that alcohol or drug use is becoming a problem.

  2. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Topic Overview

    The overuse or abuse of alcohol (alcoholism) or other drugs is called substance abuse. It is common and costly. It can cause or worsen many medical problems and destroy families and lives.

  3. Stan's Story: Getting There Hasn't Been Easy - Stan's story

    Stan's story reflects his experiences as told in an interview. The photograph is not of Stan,to protect his privacy. For close to 40 years,Stan woke up each day feeling as if he were going to die. "Mornings were like doomsday," he recalls,describing his depression,alcoholism,and prescription drug abuse. "It was like everything was just dead … that you're going to die today,the kids are ...

  4. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Alcohol and Drug Problems.

  5. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Prevention

    Some alcohol and drug abuse problems can be prevented.

  6. Alcohol Increases the Risk of Cold Injury - Topic Overview

    Drinking alcohol may increase the risk of injury from cold exposure. Alcohol: Changes your body's ability to regulate body temperature. Changes your judgment. For example,a person may not put on more clothing when it is needed if his or her judgment is changed by alcohol. Can cause blood vessels in the skin to get bigger (dilate). This increases heat loss. ...

  7. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Health Tools

    Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Interactive tools are designed to help people determine health risks,ideal weight,target heart rate,and more.

  8. Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain

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

  9. How Does Marijuana Affect You?

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

  10. 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.

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