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National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

11/18/2014
01:02 | Author: Alex Watson

Drug abuse
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)

The mission of NIDA is to lead the nation in bringing the power of science to bear on drug abuse and addiction.

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DrugFacts Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction National

9/17/2014
01:56 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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DrugFacts Understanding Drug Abuse and Addiction National

In fact, because drugs change the brain in ways that foster compulsive drug abuse, quitting is difficult, even for those who are ready to do so. Through scientific.

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Drugs contain chemicals that tap into the brain’s communication system and disrupt the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information. There are at least two ways that drugs cause this disruption: (1) by imitating the brain’s natural chemical messengers and (2) by overstimulating the “reward circuit” of the brain.

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Drug Abuse MedlinePlus

7/16/2014
03:34 | Author: Emily Peterson

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Drug Abuse MedlinePlus

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious.

Drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress, and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime, and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place.

Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse causes millions of serious illnesses or injuries among Americans. Abused drugs include.

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Drug Abuse and Addiction Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug

5/15/2014
05:32 | Author: Hannah Ramirez

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Drug Abuse and Addiction Signs, Symptoms, and Help for Drug

If you're worried about your own or a friend or family member's drug use, it's important to know that help is available. Learning about the nature of drug abuse.

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Don’t try to go it alone; it’s all too easy to get discouraged and rationalize “just one more” hit or pill. Whether you choose to go to rehab, rely on self-help programs, get therapy, or take a self-directed treatment approach, support is essential. Recovering from drug addiction is much easier when you have people you can lean on for encouragement, comfort, and guidance.

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Substance abuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

3/14/2014
07:50 | Author: Alex Watson

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Substance abuse - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

[edit]. Legal drugs are not necessarily safer. A study in 2010 asked drug-harm experts to rank various illegal and legal drugs.

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. The exact cause of substance abuse is impossible to know because there is not just one direct cause. However substance abuse and addiction is known to run in families. One theory suggests there is a genetic disposition which predisposes certain individuals toward substance abuse. Another suggests substance abuse is learned there for people subjected to substance abuse by those around them begin to copy the same behaviors.

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