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Drugs and Alcohol


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Drinking and driving

Learn how drinking can affect your driving and check out tips on how to avoid getting behind the wheel when you're under the influence.

Helping a friend with a drinking problem

It may be difficult to know what to do if you are worried about someone's alcohol use. Learn some tips on what you can do if you suspect your friend has a drinking problem.

Binge drinking

Many people drink so much that they get drunk. Learn more about what happens when you drink too much.

Helping a drunk friend

Being a good friend means looking out for each other when you go out. Learn things you can do if your friend is drunk.

Controlling your drinking

Even though the legal drinking age in the United States is 21, alcohol is widely abused. Learn how to be smart about drinking and keep it under control.

Signs you might have a drinking problem

The first step to getting help for a drinking problem is actually recognizing that you have one. Some signs that you might have a problem with alcohol

When a parent struggles with addiction

When a parent or other caregiver struggles with addiction to drugs or alcohol, it impacts everyone in the family. This fact sheet can help you understand more about addiction and learn some ways you can take care of yourself.