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Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care

The effects of drug abuse are wide ranging and affect people of all ages.

Addiction to Drugs: Medical, Social, Economic

Besides addiction, drug abuse is linked to a variety of health problems, including HIV/AIDS, cancer, heart disease, and many more. It is also linked to homelessness, crime, and violence. Thus, addiction is costly to both individuals and society.

This page was last updated July 2008

The effects of drug abuse are wide ranging and affect people of all ages.

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National Institute on Drug Abuse (July 1 2008). The effects of drug abuse are wide ranging and affect people of all ages.. In Addiction Science: From Molecules to Managed Care. Retrieved from http://www.drugabuse.gov/publications/addiction-science/introduction/effects-drug-abuse-are-wide-ranging-affect-people-all-ages

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