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FAQ: Drug Addiction Treatment Why do most addicted individuals need professional treatment to stay clean and sober? Why can't they just quit on their own? How long does treatment last? Get the answers...
Americans Spend $100 Billion a Year on Illicit Drugs Americans spend an estimated $100 billion annually to purchase illegal cocaine, heroin, marijuana and methamphetamine, according to the Obama Administration. Between 2000 and 2010, people in the United State...
Do You Have an Alcohol or Drug Problem? Alcohol and drug use can progress into abuse and even addiction so insidiously that sometimes people do not realize that it has become a problem for them and those...
Alcohol Third Leading Cause of Disease, Injury Alcohol consumption is the third leading cause of disease and injury worldwide, behind only high blood pressure and smoking tobacco. Alcohol has become the third most harmful cause of...
Misuse of Prescription Drugs Is Illegal Many teens today have been told by their peers that, unlike underage drinking and marijuana use, using and sharing prescription drugs is legal. But the truth is just because...
'It Won't Happen to My Teen' Most parents just do not want to believe that their children will become involved in the use of drugs, prescription or illegal. It's one of the myths surrounding teen...
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Alberta Alcohol and Drug Abuse Commission (AADAC) operates and funds
information, prevention and treatment services to help Albertans
with alcohol, other drug and gambling problems. This site has
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understanding of drug abuse and addiction. The majority of these advances,
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of drug abuse and addiction.