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Drug Abuse

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When someone uses a drug to change mood, behavior, feelings, or state of consciousness, and not for medical therapy, it is called drug abuse. When children or their family members abuse drugs, many problems can arise.

This section includes information about children and:

  • alcohol
  • amphetamines
  • anabolic steroids
  • cocaine
  • fetal alcohol syndrome (FAS)
  • heroin
  • inhalant abuse
  • marijuana
  • methamphetamine
  • prenatal exposure to drugs and alcohol
  • substance abuse
  • tobacco

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