Substance Abuse

About Alcohol Abuse

Alcoholism and Family History

Genetics can play a part in whether you have problems with alcohol. But many other factors also have an influence.

Understanding Alcohol's Effects

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

All About LSD

LSD, also called acid, is one of the most commonly used hallucinogens or psychedelic drugs.

Primer: GHB, the Club Drug

On the street, GHB is used for is ability to produce a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations.

Primer: What You Need to Know About Ecstasy

Ecstasy, or MDMA -- also called "Adam," "E," or "XTC" on the street -- is a synthetic, mind-altering drug with hallucinogenic and amphetamine-like properties.

The Facts About Recreational Marijuana

Knowing about marijuana can help you recognize its use in children and others and help a user seek treatment.

The Menace of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine is related to the legal stimulant amphetamine, but has stronger effects.

Understanding Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine use ranges from occasional to compulsive. There is no safe way to use the drug.

What You Need to Know About Heroin

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

Prescription Drug Addiction

Three kinds of prescription drugs are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants.

About Substance Abuse

Answers to Your Questions About Codependency

Codependency is an emotional and behavioral condition. It affects a person’s ability to have healthy, mutually satisfying relationships.

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