About Alcohol Abuse
Genetics can play a part in whether you have problems with alcohol. But many other factors also have an influence.
The extent of alcohol's effect on the central nervous system depends upon how much is in your blood and how much blood you have.
About Illegal Drug Abuse
LSD, also called acid, is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs.
On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.
Ecstasy, or MDMA -- also called "Adam," "E," or "XTC" on the street -- is a synthetic, mind-altering drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties.
Knowing about marijuana can help you recognize its use in children and others and help a user seek treatment.
Methamphetamine is related to the legal stimulant amphetamine, but has stronger effects.
Cocaine use ranges from occasional to compulsive. There is no safe way to use the drug.
Until recently, heroin was not considered a problem among children of middle-class parents. But lately, it has been showing up in new places.
About Prescription Drug Abuse
Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.
About Substance Abuse
Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition. It affects a person’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships.