Drug abuse is a serious public health problem that affects almost every community and family in some way. Each year drug abuse results in around 40 million serious illnesses or injuries among people in the United States. Abused drugs include
drug abuse also plays a role in many major social problems, such as drugged driving, violence, stress and child abuse. Drug abuse can lead to homelessness, crime and missed work or problems with keeping a job. It harms unborn babies and destroys families. There are different types of treatment for drug abuse. But the best is to prevent drug abuse in the first place. nih: national institute on drug abuse
Excessive use of distilled liquors
Excessive use of drugs or chemicals with associated psychological symptoms and impairment in social or occupational functioning.
Excessive use of habit forming medications
Excessive use of habit forming medications.
The use of a drug for a reason other than which it was intended or in a manner or in quantities other than directed.
The use of alcoholic beverages to excess, either on individual occasions ("binge drinking") or as a regular practice.
The use of illegal drugs or the use of prescription or over-the-counter drugs for purposes other than those for which they are meant to be used, or in large amounts. Drug abuse may lead to social, physical, emotional, and job-related problems.