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Drug Facts - Alcohol & Other Drugs

There are so many myths about alcohol and other drugs—sometimes it's hard to know what to believe. We provide evidence-based alcohol and other drug information that you can trust.

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Find out what the drug looks like, how it affects the body, how to get help for a problem, and more.


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Last updated: 13 August 2013

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