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

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    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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    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?

  4. Alcohol Detox Programs

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    A blood alcohol test measures the amount of alcohol (ethanol) in your body. Alcohol is quickly absorbed into the blood and can be measured within 40 to 70 minutes after you have consumed any alcoholic drink.

  7. Self-Test for Breath Alcohol

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    During pregnancy,everything you eat,drink,or take into your body affects you and your growing baby ( fetus ). Pregnant women often need to make changes to have a healthy pregnancy,such as eating better or exercising. But one of the most important things you can do when you are pregnant is to avoid alcohol and drugs. Alcohol and drugs can cause problems for you during your pregnancy and ...

  9. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Treatment

    Treatment for drug abuse or dependence usually includes group therapy,one or more types of counseling,and drug education. A 12-step program is often part of treatment and continues after treatment as part of your recovery. Treatment doesn't just deal with drugs. It will help you manage problems in your daily life. It helps you take control of your life so you don't have to depend on drugs. ...

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