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    1. Drug Abuse, Addiction, and the Brain

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

    2. 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."

    3. 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.

    4. 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?

    5. Alcohol Detox Programs

      WebMD explains the various kinds of alcohol detox and rehab programs, including what they offer and how to find the right one for you.

    6. Crystal Meth: What You Should Know

      What you need to know about the dangerous and addictive drug crystal meth.

    7. Self-Test for Breath Alcohol

      A breath alcohol test is an estimate of your blood alcohol concentration (BAC) at the time of the test. It is measured as a percentage (millimoles per liter (mmol/L)) of alcohol in the blood.

    8. Blood Alcohol

      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.

    9. Alcohol or Drug Use During Pregnancy - Topic Overview

      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 ...

    10. Alcohol and Drug Problems - Frequently Asked Questions

      Learning about drug abuse and dependence What is drug abuse and dependence? What are the signs of drug abuse? What causes drug abuse and dependence? How do drugs affect pregnant women? What increases my risk? Do older adults have problems with drug abuse? What about drug abuse and the military? What happens if someone has a mental health problem and uses drugs? Being diagnosed Do I have a drug ...

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