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Define: drug

chemical substances that have an effect on the body


Define: drug misuse

abuse of both prescription and illicit drugs.


what can drug misuse lead to?

• Mental illness
• Brain damage
• Birth defects
• Lung cancer and respiratory problems (when smoked)
• HIV and hepatitis (when injected)
• Accidents (such as scar accidents and violence)
• Lowered SES (struggling financially and hard to maintain employment)