What is drug addiction?
How do I approach a loved one about their substance use?
Am I enabling?
What are signs of substance abuse?
How quickly can I become addicted to a drug?
Why do some drug users become addicted, while others don’t?
How do I know if someone is addicted to drugs?
Does marijuana use lead to the use of other drugs?
Can you get addicted even though you only do it once in a while?
Are over-the-counter (OTC) drugs dangerous?
What drugs are the most commonly abused?
Can a person be too young to become addicted to drugs?
Are prescription drugs dangerous?
If a pregnant woman abuses drugs, does it affect the fetus?
Are there effective treatments for drug addiction?
What is detoxification, or “detox”?
What is withdrawal? How long does it last?
What does “co-dependent” mean?
Some examples of co-dependent behavior are:
Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
National Institute on Drug Abuse
Substance Use Resource Center
Rural Assistance Center
Partnership for Drug-Free Kids
National Council on Alcoholism & Drug Dependence, Inc.
Foundation for a Drug-Free World
US Department of Veterans Affairs – Mental Health