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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

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.

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  1. Drug Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
    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 ...
  2. Heroin (National Library of Medicine)  
    Heroin is a white or brown powder or a black, sticky goo. It's made from morphine, a ... mixed with water and injected with a needle. Heroin can also be smoked or snorted up the ...
  3. Prescription Drug Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
    ... what the doctor prescribed, it is called prescription drug abuse. It could be Taking a medicine that was ... taken with other medicines. NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse
  4. Drugs and Young People (National Library of Medicine)  
    Drug abuse is a serious public health problem.It affects almost every community and family in some way. Drug abuse in children and teenagers may pose a greater ...
  5. Pregnancy and Substance Abuse (National Library of Medicine)  
    When you are pregnant, you are not just "eating for two." You also breathe and drink for two, so it is important to carefully consider what you give to your ...
  6. Substance abuse; Illicit drug abuse; Narcotic abuse; Hallucinogen abuse ... injecting it into a vein Speedball: Mixing with heroin and injecting into a vein Smoked: Cocaine may ...
  7. Heroin From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
    ... Read Web site Citation Site Map Drug Facts Heroin You are here Home / Drug Facts Print What Is Heroin? Heroin is an opioid drug that is made ... heroin.” What Are the Common Street Names for Heroin? Heroin may be called “Smack,” “Junk,” “H,” “Black ...
  8. Heroin From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)  
    ... Strategic Plan Print Home » Publications » DrugFacts » Heroin DrugFacts: Heroin Email Facebook Twitter Revised April 2013 Prescription Opioid Abuse: A First Step to Heroin Use? Prescription opioid pain medications such as Oxycontin ...
  9. Heroin - Changes In How It Is Used: 1995-2005 (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)  
    April 26, 2007 Heroin—Changes In How It Is Used: 1995-2005 In Brief The proportion of primary heroin admissions who injected the ... 379,000 Americans aged 12 or older used heroin in 2005, including 108,000 who used the ...
  10. Heroin and Pregnancy (March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation)  
    ... this page It's been added to your dashboard . Heroin and pregnancy Heroin (also called smack or junk) ... harm to your baby during pregnancy. Can using heroin harm your health? Yes. Heroin affects your central ...
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