Substance Abuse

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Drug Abuse and Addiction

A 2005 study by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration 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). Drug abuse is a serious problem, with serious consequences. Use the Substance Abuse Web Guide to learn about drug abuse and addiction, including how to treat it, how to prevent it and how to find support.

Substance Abuse and Drug Addiction Basics

The persistent use of illicit drugs, such as amphetamines, opiates, performance-enhancing drugs and ... read more »

Substance Abuse Treatment

The National Institute on Drug Abuse considers drug addiction a chronic, recurring illness that ... read more »

Drug Abuse Support Groups

Drug addiction often results from choices made by the addict, so advice, understanding and support ... read more »

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