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Every day, far too many Americans are hurt by alcohol and drug use. From diminished achievement in our schools, to greater risks in our roads and in our communities, to the heartache of lives cut tragically short, the consequences of substance abuse are profound. Yet, we also know that they are preventable.

Preventing drug use before it begins—particularly among young people—is the most cost-effective way to reduce drug use and its consequences. The best approach to reducing the tremendous toll substance abuse exacts from individuals, families, and communities is to prevent the damage before it occurs.

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Alcohol’s Effects on Your Body

Alcohol’s impact on your body starts from the moment you take your first sip. See a full info-graphic on how the effects of alcohol play out on the entirety of your body.

Harms of Excessive Drinking

Considered a crisis situation in the United States, excessive drinking and binge drinking are problems that require serious attention. The detrimental effect it has on public safety is more than worthy of all the effort necessary to not only reduce it but eradicate it. More significant are the innocent lives that are impacted. This devastating impact ranges from the financial cost, physical injuries and rehabilitation, and many times, fatalities.

Understanding Over-the-Counter Pain Medications for Kids

Learn the active ingredients in different over-the-counter pain medicines so you know which medicine can be used to treat certain types of pain. Also, discover what medications can never be mixed.