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Substance Abuse and Addiction


Don't let outdated beliefs keep you or a loved one from seeking much-needed support.

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The Basics
Narcotics and Sexual Health
Opioids and Sexual Health

The Basics

The Facts About Substance Abuse and Addiction

Estimates of substance use may vary, but it's clear that the United States has a problem.

Millions of Americans abuse substances. Don’t let that lead to health problems and addiction.

Recovering from addiction is a challenge, but so is loving someone who is struggling with it.

Sex addiction is a behavioral disorder that can lead to complications in all aspects of life.

Narcotics and Sexual Health

The Facts About Narcotics and Sexual Health

While many illicit drugs heighten sexual desire, they often impair sexual performance.

Using drugs to enhance sexual pleasure can lead to physical, mental and legal hazards.

Long story short: Cocaine use can make it difficult for a guy to get an erection.

Weed may be legal in your state, but do we know enough about how it impacts libido?

Opioids and Sexual Health

The Facts About Opioids and Sexual Health

Addiction is just one of several health problems that can result from use of these substances.

For pain management, opioids can be effective, but side effects may include sexual dysfunction.

Noticing changes in the bedroom following opioid use? Usually these effects aren’t permanent.

When it comes to opioids, it is important—possibly lifesaving—to separate fact from fiction.

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