Drug Misuse

  • Drug Misuse-any use of medicine that is different from the intended use
  • Example- taking to much of a drug

Drug Abuse

  • Drug Abuse- Misusing a legal drug on purpose or using an illegal drug.
  • Example- doing heroine


  • Withdrawal- The negative symptoms that resault when a drug-dependent person stops taking a drug
  • Example- you could get mad easyly


  • Addiction- The uncontrollable use of a drug
  • Example- When you can't stop using the drug

Physical Dependancy

  • Physical Dependency- The body's chemical need for a drug

Psychological Dependency

  • Psychological Dependency- A persons emotional or mental need for a drug
  • Can cause withdrawal symptoms such as unable to sleep

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