Drug Abuse and Addiction

addiction, addict

Addiction

The activities, chemicals and processes that can prove physically or psychologically addictive are vast. Products containing nicotine, alcohol and caffeine; illicit drugs such as cocaine and heroin; gambling; sex; and even video games are known to cause dependence. Use the Addiction Web Guide to find the Web’s top resources on different types of addictions, along with general resources for getting addiction help.

Background on Addiction

An addiction is an overpowering urge to abuse a particular substance or engage in a particular ... read more »

Drug Abuse and Addiction

A 2005 study by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services revealed that almost 20 million Americans, more than 8 percent of the population over the age of 12, use illicit drugs (including marijuana, cocaine, heroin and illegitimately prescribed drugs). The findingDulcinea Drug Abuse and Addiction Web Guide covers all aspects of substance abuse, including how to treat it, how to prevent it and how to find support.

Alcoholism

Alcohol consumption by adults is legal and socially acceptable in most parts of the United ... read more »

Nicotine and Tobacco

If you’re thinking about quitting smoking or chewing tobacco (or are trying to convince ... read more »

Most Recent Guides