Drug Abuse and Substance Abuse
Drug abuse is taking drugs without the advice and prescription of a doctor. It is the misuse of drugs and overindulgence in drugs. A drug is said to be abused when it is taken without medical supervision, which can cause severe health, mental, and social problems to the user.
Substance abuse: Can be defined as the overindulgence in and dependence on a drug or other chemicals.
Reasons for Drug Abuse:
The following are some of the reasons for drug abuse:
1. To reduce stress and frustration.
2. To ease peer pressure.
3. To gain self-confidence.
4. To expand the mind.
5. To be more social.
6. To relieve boredom and sadness.
7. To relax the mind and body.
8. To satisfy curiosity.
9. To have fun and excitement.
10. To be more alert.