Drugs - A Closer Look
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What is Drug?
When a pharmaceutical preparation or naturally occurring substance is used primarily to bring about a change in some existing process or state (Psychological, Physiological or Biochemical) it can be called a Drug.
In Simpler terms any chemical that alters the physical or mental functioning of an individual is a Drug.
Difference between drug use and drug abuse
When drugs are used to cure an illness, prevent a disease or improve the health condition, it is termed “Drug use”.
When drugs are taken for the reason other than medical, in an amount, strength, frequency or manner that damages the physical or mental functioning of an individual, it becomes drug “Abuse.”