The use of certain synthetics to produce pleasurable effects on the mind is referred to as drug or substance misuse. There are more than 190 million people on the earth who use drugs, and the problem is growing at an alarming rate, especially among young adults under 30.
Many misused drugs are also habit-forming; they arouse urges and a continued desire to use them despite the negative consequences they produce. Adolescents and adults alike can become addicted to drugs at any time. Around 42 percent of secondary school students drink alcohol, 21 percent use marijuana, and 3 percent use cocaine, according to an investigation. 12 percent have used inhalants and 20 percent have abused prescription medicines.
What Exactly Is Drug Abuse?
Addiction is a disease that has a profound effect on your thoughts and actions. When you're addicted to drugs, it's impossible to resist the urge to use them, no matter how much harm they inflict. The less likely you are to suffer from the more severe consequences of drug addiction if you seek treatment sooner rather than later.
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