Alcohol, Tobacco, and Other Drugs

The misuse and abuse of alcohol, tobacco, illicit drugs, and prescription medications affect the health and well-being of millions of Americans. Get the facts.

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Alcohol Use

Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of "alcohol use disorder". In 2015, 15.1 million adults ages 18 and older (6.2 percent of this age group) had Alcohol Use Diso [...]

Cocaine/Crack

Cocaine (powder form) and crack cocaine (crystal form) can be taken orally, snorted, or injected, depending on its form. Street names include coke, crack, flake, rocks, snow, Charlie, and sniff.

Marijuana

Think marijuana doesn't have negative effects? Kids who frequently use marijuana are almost four times more likely to act violently; five times more likly to steal; and are three times more like [...]

Opioids

Opioid dependence – in the form of prescription pain medications, methadone, opium and heroin – is a growing problem that affects people of all ages and backgrounds. It's time to stop the ep [...]

Synthetic Drugs

Synthetic drugs are created using man-made chemicals. Because the chemicals used constantly change, users have no way of knowing the contents. A dangerous scenario.

Tobacco / Nicotine

Smoking. Vaping. Juuling. Hookahs. E-Cigarettes. Cigars. Smokeless Tobacco. Chew. Think it's harmless?  Think it's only hurting you? Get the facts.