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Drug Abuse: MedlinePlus

Drug Abuse: MedlinePlus

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Drug Abuse

Also called: Substance abuse 
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National Institutes of Health

The primary NIH organization for research on Drug Abuse is the National Institute on Drug Abuse



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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.
NIH: National Institute on Drug Abuse

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  • NIDA Notes From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute on Drug Abuse)

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