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  1. Counseling and Addiction

    Being addicted to opioid drugs goes beyond physical dependence. Counseling helps addicts stay clean and cope with life. Which type of therapy is right for someone with an addiction?

  2. 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.

  3. Marijuana Use and Its Effects

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

  4. Methadone for Drug Abuse

    Drug details for Methadone.

  5. Substance Abuse: Dealing With Teen Substance Use

    Use of alcohol, cigarettes, inhalants, and other drugs among adolescents is a major concern for parents. Preteens and teens are starting to use harmful and illegal substances at younger ages. Teen drinking, smoking, and drug use can affect general health, physical growth, emotional development, and school performance. You can recognize and respond to substance use by: Knowing the signs of ...

  6. Prescription Drug Abuse

    WebMD describes different types of prescription drugs that can cause addiction.

  7. Buprenorphine for Drug Dependence

    Drug details for Buprenorphine for drug dependence.

  8. Acamprosate for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

    Drug details for Acamprosate for alcohol abuse and dependence.

  9. Alcohol Problems: Helping Someone Get Treatment

    Helping a person to stop drinking can:Reduce possible health problems and injuries caused by alcohol use.Ease family conflicts or other relationship problems.Reduce legal problems caused by alcohol abuse or dependence. What resources are available to help you get treatment for a person who has an alcohol use problem? Why do I need to help a person who denies having a problem? How can I help a ...

  10. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Recovery

    If your family or friends are concerned about your alcohol use, you might have a problem that you haven't admitted yet. One of the earliest signs of an alcohol use problem is blackouts-not being able to recall events during the time you were drinking, even though you remained awake. If you have blackouts, you might have a serious problem. If this is the case, you need immediate treatment for ...

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