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Drugs of Abuse

The non-medical use and abuse of alcohol and other drugs is a serious medical problem in this country. Learn the facts about the most commonly abused drugs.  Each drug page includes a brief overview, street and clinical names, the effects of the drug on the brain and body, statistics and trends. Most drugs when abused can alter a person’s thinking and judgment, leading to health risks, including addiction, drugged driving and infectious disease.

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Advances in Addiction Treatment

Alcohol and Underage Drinking

Alcohol and Cognition

Alcoholism and Genetics

Alcoholism and Transportation

Alcoholism and the Workplace

Alcoholism’s Effects on the Brain

Alcoholism: A Window on the Brain

Alcoholism – Getting the Facts

Alcohol and Craving

Alcoholism – Window on the Brain

Alcohol and Tobacco

Alcoholism FAQ’s

Brief Interventions for Drug Abuse


Other Drugs of Abuse

Anabolic Steroids

Assessing Alcoholism

Bath Salts

Brief Interventions

Brief Interventions in Primary Care

CNS Depressants


Cough Syrup

Club Drugs

Drug Facts-Salts

Eating Disorders


Fentanyl Overview

Deadly Fentanyl Crisis

Fetal Alcohol Exposure and the Brain

Emerging Drug Trends



Eating Disorders

Eating Disorders Overview