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  1. Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about teen substance abuse:What is teen substance abuse?What substances are teens abusing?What are club drugs?What is ecstasy?What are inhalants?What are the signs of substance abuse?What increases a teen's risk for substance abuse?How does addiction develop?How is an abuse problem diagnosed?Preventing teen substance abuse:Can teen substance abuse be prevented?Getting treatment:Is ...

  2. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Cause

    It is not clear why some people develop alcohol abuse or dependence problems and others do not, although experts know that alcoholism often runs in families. People with depression or other mental health conditions also tend to be more likely to abuse alcohol.Over time, if you regularly drink too much alcohol, you might become dependent on it. ...

  3. Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse - Is Your Teen Using Alcohol or Drugs?

    Sometimes it's difficult to tell if your teen is using alcohol or drugs. Parents may worry that their teens are involved with drugs or alcohol if they become withdrawn or negative, although these behaviors are common for teens going through challenging times. It is important not to accuse your teen unfairly and to try to discover why your teen's behavior has changed by telling him or her that you

  4. Sponsor's Role in Alcohol or Drug Recovery - Topic Overview

    Your sponsor in a drug or alcohol recovery program helps you stay drug-free or sober. He or she will respect your views and shouldn't force his or her views on you. Your sponsor doesn't have all the answers and doesn't pretend to be right all the time. Your sponsor is someone who has been in recovery for a long time. You will be able to see how the recovery program has helped him or her and ...

  5. Residential Treatment for Substance Abuse - Topic Overview

    In residential treatment,you live in an alcohol-free and drug-free setting while recovering from addiction. How long you stay varies. You may stay for a number of months or more. Residential treatment may be a good option if you have a long history of alcohol or drug use or crime,have a bad home situation,or don't have social support. Most residential treatment programs involve the 12-step ...

  6. Quick Tips: Cutting Back On Drinking - Get started

    WebMD gives tips and motivation for reducing your alcohol intake and living healthier. Learn how to cut back and reward yourself for success.

  7. Blackouts Caused by Alcohol or Drugs - Topic Overview

    A blackout means not being able to remember what happened when you were drinking or using drugs. Blackouts are not the same as passing out. Passing out occurs when you lose consciousness. You don't pass out when you have a drug or alcohol blackout. In a blackout,you lose short-term memories. A blackout is a type of amnesia. During a blackout,you may function normally. People around you ...

  8. Methamphetamine - Topic Overview

    Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant,used medically to treat sleep problems (narcolepsy),attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD),and severe overweight problems. The illegal form of methamphetamine is a white,odorless,bitter-tasting,crystalline powder that can be dissolved easily in water or alcohol. It is called speed,meth,or chalk. The smoked form of methamphetamine is ...

  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. Drinking and Your Health - Topic Overview

    Alcohol can be a safe and enjoyable part of life. If you choose to drink alcohol,the key is to keep your drinking at low to moderate levels. People who drink too much are hurting their health. Heavy drinking can cause all kinds of problems,from stomach and sexual problems to stroke and liver disease. It can also lead to problems at work,school,or home,and to drunk driving and violence. ...

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