Substance Abuse

Abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious medical problem that can destroy lives and families.

Learn more about substance abuse with the resources below, including the rising problem of teen prescription drug abuse.

More on this Topic

  • » How to Find Substance Abuse Treatment
    In hard economic times like these, it can be tempting to turn to alcohol or even drugs to try to calm your worries, making access to addiction treatment more important than ever.
  • » Home Is Where the High Is
    Pennsylvania Medical Society launches program to raise awareness of prescription drug abuse by teens and young adults.
  • » Patient Stories: Teen Rx Abuse
    Teens talk about their experiences with prescription drugs.
  • » Parent Discusses Son’s Overdose
    Read a parent’s story about his son’s death from an accidental prescription overdose.
  • » Drug Abuse and Addictions
    Peter Lund, MD, discusses signs of substance abuse and how to get help.
  • » Talk, Watch, Lock Resources
    Visit these links for more information about teenage prescription drug abuse.