Substance Abuse Assessment
Sometimes, people who abuse drugs aren't aware they have a problem. This assessment is for people who regularly use drugs and wonder if they have issues with abuse or addiction.

About Substance Abuse

Substance Abuse or Chemical Dependence

Substance abuse is a recognized medical brain disorder. It refers to the abuse of illegal or legal substances. Alcohol is the most common legal drug of abuse. Substance dependence describes abuse of drugs or alcohol that continues, even when serious problems related to their use have developed.

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. Here's what you should know.

About Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription Drug Addiction

Three kinds of prescription medicines are potentially addictive: opioids, tranquilizers, and stimulants. Here's what you should know.

About Illegal Drug Abuse

The Facts About Recreational Marijuana

Knowing about marijuana can help you tell if your child or someone else is using it, and help them to get treatment.

Understanding Cocaine and Crack

Cocaine use ranges from once in a while to nonstop. There is no safe way to use the drug.

Primer: GHB, a Club Drug

Learn more about GHB, a dangerous and addictive illegal drug. GHB produces a feeling of euphoria and hallucinations. It is popular with teens who go to all-night dance parties.

All About LSD

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

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. Today the typical user could be a person from any race, part of the country, socio-economic level, or age.

The Menace of Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine (meth) is a highly addictive drug. It is related to the legal stimulant amphetamine, but has stronger effects.

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