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 Dangers
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.
Drug Abuse and Dependence-Topic Overview
This topic is about drug abuse and dependence in adults. For information about drug abuse in teens or children,see the topic Teen Alcohol and Drug Abuse. For information about alcohol abuse in adults,see the topic Alcohol Abuse and Dependence. What is drug abuse and dependence? Drug abuse is using drugs in a way that harms you or that leads you to harm others. You can abuse illegal drugs,...
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.
Naloxone: Reversing Drug Overdoses
Naloxone can reverse overdoses from heroin and other painkillers. WebMD explains how this drug works and how it is used to save lives.
Krokodil, Molly, and K2: Drug Facts
Three recreational drugs pose dangers. Learn more about Molly, krokodil, and K2.
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.
Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction
Experts explain the treatment of drug and alcohol problems at rehab clinics -- for celebrities and for regular folks.