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JSS3: BASIC SCIENCE - 1ST TERM

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  1. Family Traits | Week 1
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    1 Quiz
  2. Environmental Hazards I - Soil Erosion | Week 2
    3Topics
  3. Environmental Hazards I - Flooding | Week 3
    5Topics
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    1 Quiz
  4. Environmental Hazards II - Bush Burning | Week 4
    4Topics
  5. Environmental Hazards II - Deforestation | Week 5
    4Topics
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    1 Quiz
  6. Environmental Hazards III - Desertification | Week 6
    4Topics
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    1 Quiz
  7. Environmental Hazards III - Description of the Ozone Layer and its Location in the Atmosphere | Week 7
    3Topics
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    1 Quiz
  8. Drug and Substance Abuse | Week 8
    4Topics
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    1 Quiz
  9. Resources from Living Things | Week 9
    4Topics
  10. Resources from Non-Living Things | Week 10
    2Topics
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Lesson 8, Topic 1
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Drug & Substance Abuse – Introduction

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What is a Drug?

A drug is any substance that causes physical or mental changes in the body. They can benefit the body by restoring health in a diseased situation, change someone’s state of mind or mood, or make one dependent on it in order to cope with life.

Drugs that are produced legally are called Licit drugs, for example, paracetamol, antibiotics, alcohol, caffeine, and nicotine. Those that are not permitted by the law are called Illicit drugs, for example, Indian hemp, cocaine, heroin, etc. Drugs used for the treatment or prevention of diseases are called Medicines.

Drugs
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