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Health Consequences of Drug Misuse

Liver Damage

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Chronic use of some drugs, such as heroin, inhalants, and steroids (appearance- and performance-enhancing drugs), may lead to significant damage to the liver. This damage can be worse when these drugs are combined with alcohol or other drugs.

Drugs that can cause liver damage:

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