Drug Addiction Center
Changes in Rx Market, Changes in Health
DEA Warns About Powerful Opioid
Preventing Painkiller Problems for the Public
Teen Substance Abuse Rates Dropped
Drug abuse and addiction, broadly, refers to the ingestion of a substance that has psychoactive effects by altering the balance of chemicals in the brain. Typically, people might associate the term 'drug addiction' with street drugs, such as heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine and marijuana. However, many more people are addicted to legal drugs such as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription medications.
Drug addiction, or more broadly, substance addiction, is a problem that goes back centuries in civilization. When someone is dependent on a...