Alcohol- & Drug-Use Disorders in Society

Alcohol and drug use disorders-which include misuse, dependence, or addiction to alcohol and/or legal or illegal drugs-remain a major public health problem in the United States. The social cost of alcohol and drug use in the United States is staggering, estimated at more than $294 billion in 1997.

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Cocaine Abuse

Thirty million Americans have used cocaine; every day, 5,000-10,000 more try it for the first time. Often called the champagne of drugs, cocaine is life in the fast lane. Most users begin by snorting and go on to injecting or free-basing. Despite their own reports that they suffer from health problems due to cocaine use, […]