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Addiction Guide
This Addiction Guide covers how drugs and alcohol affect the body, how to identify the signs and symptoms of abuse, and where to seek effective treatment.

Drug Guide
Information on a variety of different drugs, common names for those drugs, side effects, etc.

Effect of Illegal Drugs on the Heart
Illegal drugs are drugs that are sold, often for recreational purposes, even though they are not legally approved. These drugs are typically dangerous, with many of them causing health problems, including problems with the heart. The type of heart complications or problems a person may potentially suffer from depend on the drug itself as well as other factors. These problems may include worsening of current heart problems, a change in heart rate that is either slower or faster, or even heart failure or death.

Impact of Marijuana on Children and Adolescents
Evidence-Based Information on Cannabis/Marijuana, a PDF presented by CSAM.

NIDA for Teens
A teen-focused substance abuse prevention website and resource hub.

Operation Prevention
Operation Prevention is an initiative brought by the DEA and Discovery Education to educate middle and high school students about the true impacts of prescription opioid misuse and heroin use.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Resources related to substance abuse and mental health.

Teen Drug Abuse
Information about the health effects of teen substance abuse, prevention, and underage drinking.

Treatment Resources
MCSAP's list of treatment resources.

Treatment Resources Specifically for Young Adults
Resources for those seeking treatment for children.

Understanding Withdrawal
Withdrawal is a hard process, understanding the symptoms and how to deal with them is crucial to be successful. It requires patience and diligence to continue while the human body cleanses itself of the substance. The symptoms of withdrawal can leave a person feeling lifeless and may even pose serious risks if not handled with care. To avoid a negative reaction to withdrawal from alcohol or drug addiction, seek professional help instead of attempting to undertake the challenge on your own. It could very well mean your life.

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The Priorities

MCSAP addresses policies, practices and programs in our two current priority areas: marijuana use among youth and fatal drug overdose, with a particular emphasis on prescription drugs.

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