Teens are uniquely vulnerable to the effects of what they see on social media, including pics and ads for binge drinking and drug use.
The five stages of alcoholism are developing patterns, risky use and recklessness, tolerance, dependence, and disorder. Learn to identify them in your life.
Opioids change the way the brain functions at a rapid rate and make it possible to become addicted to heroin on your first try.
Behavioral addictions or non-substance addictions, like gambling addiction, are a set of behaviors that a person becomes dependent on and craves.
In American's opioid epidemic, even a small amount of fentanyl can cause a deadly overdose, which is why checking for fentanyl is so critical.
Designer drugs are synthetic versions of illegal drugs with slight chemical alterations. Designer drugs are dangerous and addictive.
"Bath salts" (synthetic cathinones) really are dangerous and possibly addictive, even though many people believe that they're safe.
The controversy over whether addiction is a disease or a choice is important for those who work with substance abuse and who struggle with addiction.