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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. 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. Interactive Tool: Do You Have a Drinking Problem? - What's next?

    Drinking too much can cause serious health problems. It also can have an impact on your life and the lives of people you care about. If you are concerned about your drinking or you cannot control how much you drink, contact your doctor for help right away. An untreated alcohol problem can get worse over time. Sometimes it is possible to overcome an alcohol problem without help. However, ...

  9. Interactive Tool: Do You Have a Drinking Problem? - 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. Alcohol abuse risk ...

  10. Interactive Tool: Do You Have a Drinking Problem? - What does this tool measure?

    Click here to find out whether you may have an alcohol problem.Try to answer the questions as accurately as possible. Many people who have a drinking problem tend to underestimate how much they drink. This tool can help you see if your drinking is dangerous or unhealthy or if you may be addicted to alcohol. Based on your answers, it calculates how many signs of alcohol problems you have and ...

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