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.
Drug and Alcohol Related Sleep Disorders
WebMD looks at how the use of drugs -- illegal and legal -- and alcohol can lead to sleep problems.
Benzodiazepine Abuse Basics
Benzodiazepines are a type of medication known as tranquilizers -- familiar names are Valium and Xanax -- that are easily abused. Learn more about the effects, symptoms, and abuse of these drugs.
Drug Overdose Basics
Learn how to recognize a drug overdose - either intentional or accidental - and what to do about it.
Barbiturates, once commonly prescribed for anxiety and sleep disorders, can cause death even in small doses - and their abuse is on the rise among teens. Learn more about the effects of barbiturates.
Rx Drug Abuse: Common and Dangerous
Experts explain how teens and adults alike are vulnerable to prescription drug abuse for medications ranging from Oxycontin to Ritalin.
New Prescriptions for Addiction Treatment
New prescriptions are making it easier to kick old drug addiction habits and stay clean.
Methamphetamine use has taken off in the U.S., but what makes it such a hot commodity?
Rehab's Role in Treating Addiction
Experts explain the treatment of drug and alcohol problems at rehab clinics -- for celebrities and for regular folks.