Drug Abuse (cont.)
Roxanne Dryden-Edwards, MD
Dr. Roxanne Dryden-Edwards is an adult, child, and adolescent psychiatrist. She is a former Chair of the Committee on Developmental Disabilities for the American Psychiatric Association, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland, and Medical Director of the National Center for Children and Families in Bethesda, Maryland.
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD
Melissa Conrad Stöppler, MD, is a U.S. board-certified Anatomic Pathologist with subspecialty training in the fields of Experimental and Molecular Pathology. Dr. Stöppler's educational background includes a BA with Highest Distinction from the University of Virginia and an MD from the University of North Carolina. She completed residency training in Anatomic Pathology at Georgetown University followed by subspecialty fellowship training in molecular diagnostics and experimental pathology.
In this Article
- Drug use disorder facts
- What is drug use disorder?
- What types of drugs are commonly abused?
- What are the physical and psychological effects of drug use disorders?
- What are causes and risk factors for developing a drug use disorder?
- What are warning signs that you or a loved one may have a drug use disorder?
- What are symptoms and signs of drug use disorder?
- What happens to your brain when you take drugs?
- How do health-care professionals diagnose drug addiction?
- What is the treatment for drug addiction?
- What are complications of drug addiction?
- What is the prognosis of drug use disorder?
- Is it possible to prevent drug abuse and addiction?
- Where can people get more information and help for drug use disorders?
- Find a local Psychiatrist in your town
Where can people get more information and help for drug use disorders?
- Al-Anon-Alateen: 888-4AL-ANON
- Alcoholics Anonymous World Services: 212-870-3400
- American Council on Alcoholism treatment referral line: 800-527-5344
- Kids Against Drugs: http://www.kidsagainstdrugs.com
- Mothers Against Drunk Driving: 800-GET-MADD
- Narconon: http://www.narconon.org/
- Narcotics Anonymous: http://www.na.org
- National Clearinghouse for Alcoholism and Drug Information: 800-729-6686
- National Cocaine Hotline: 800-COCAINE (262-2463)
- National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: 800-NCA-CALL
- National Drug Information Treatment and Referral Hotline: 800-662-HELP (4357)
- National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism: 301-443-3860
- National Institute on Drug Abuse: http://www.nida.nih.gov
- National Resource Center: 866-870-4979
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Medically reviewed by Marina Katz, MD; American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology
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