Illegal Drug Use and Addiction Directory
Drug addiction is a complicated problem. It is a chronic brain disease that compels a person to continue using a substance they know is harmful to them. Overcoming addiction is a challenge that often requires group support in an environment such as rehab. Common drugs that are used and abused are meth, cocaine, GHB, and even legal drugs like Xanax or DXM (cough medicine). The dangers of drug use are real. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how drug use and abuse affects your body, how to overcome addiction, and more.
Street Drugs: Know the Facts and Risks
Popular street drugs, how they impact your body and mind, and how they can affect your health. Learn about newer drugs such as bath salts and flakka as well as those that have been around for decades.
Heroin use is on the rise in the U.S. - and so are deaths from heroin overdoses. Here's what you need to know if you think a family member or friend is using it.
Substance Abuse: Know the Signs
It’s not just about illegal drugs. Using pain meds, alcohol, and other legal substances the wrong way can also harm your health.
Drug Addiction: Know the Warning Signs
Learn how addiction affects your brain and behavior.
Methamphetamine use has taken off in the U.S., but what makes it such a hot commodity?
Do Celebrity Rehabs Work?
While some celebrity rehabs are just super-fancy spas, others really focus on substance abuse.
New Prescriptions for Addiction Treatment
New prescriptions are making it easier to kick old drug addiction habits and stay clean.
Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction
Experts explain the treatment of drug and alcohol problems at rehab clinics -- for celebrities and for regular folks.