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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. 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.

    3. Crystal Meth: What You Should Know

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

    4. Drug Abuse and Dependence - 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 ...

    5. 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.

    6. 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.

    7. Drug Abuse and Dependence - Symptoms

      When drug use,abuse,and dependence occur,you are more likely to have changes in your behavior than to have physical symptoms. Changes in behavior Behavior changes may include: Changes in sleeping or eating habits,less attention to dressing and grooming,or less interest in sex. Up and down moods,a mood or attitude that is getting worse,or not caring about the future. Anger toward others ...

    8. Alcohol and Drug Problems - What Happens

      You may not feel that using drugs is a problem. Maybe you feel that you are a casual user because you use drugs only now and then. You may feel that you can stop using drugs at any time. But drug use quickly can become a habit,and for many people it may lead to abuse and addiction. You may begin to use drugs without thinking about how drugs can harm you and those you care about. Drug use ...

    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. ...

    10. Alcohol and Drug Problems - When to Call a Doctor

      Call or other emergency services right away if you or someone else: Has used or currently uses drugs and is having a hard time waking up or can't stay awake. Has abused a child or partner when using drugs. Has overdosed or has withdrawal signs. Be sure to tell the emergency workers that you or someone else is using or trying to quit using drugs. Overdose or withdrawal signs may include: ...

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