What is the difference between drug abuse and drug addiction?


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Corey The Goofyhawk , Epic has no limit, answered

Drug abuse is when you take more than the prescribed amount or for the wrong condition, etc. Drug addiction is when your body begins to need the drug to function properly and will eventually need more and more in order to create the same feeling. These two terms usually go hand in hand.

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Michael Poland answered

They go hand in hand.

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Harry Blossom answered

Drug Addiction: When you are not able to stop using your
drug of choice despite a desire to live without addiction also called as Medical

Drug Abuse: The misuse of prescription or over-the-counter drugs
with negative consequences such as Problems at work, home and relationships.

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