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Definition of drug abuse

Teens

Today, you, as a teen, have more problems to face, but do you know where to turn when you or a friend needs help? Take the time to read through these pages, it may give you the information you need to make decisions in a responsible manner. If we have the freedom to make our own choices we need to do so wisely.

Definition of Drug Abuse

Drug abuse may be defined as any use of a drug that leads to problems (apart from the undesirable side effects sometimes experienced by particular medical drugs). Problems may include health (illness, damage to organs, addiction), emotional (depression), social (loss of friends), family, financial (loss of job, cost of drugs), and legal (stealing for drug money).