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Substance abuse

Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a drug in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others, and is a form of substance-related disorder. Widely differing definitions of drug abuse are used in public health, medical and criminal justice contexts. In some cases criminal or anti-social behavior occurs when the person is under the influence of a drug, and long term personality changes in individuals may occur as well. In addition to possible physical, social, and psychological harm, use of some drugs may also lead to criminal penalties, although these vary widely depending on the local jurisdiction.

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Ten times more people die every year from the side effects of prescription drugs than die from illegal drug use.

Contributed by Devan Grose

As coming from a family of constant drug abuse, and watching close family members dies or struggle from substance abuse. I have tried my best to be a light to everyone that struggles from the problem, and have learned that it only takes more try of any drug to become addicted to a drug, or be a lead to a addiction to another drug!

Contributed by Brianna Buckler

Substance Abuse Lichtenstein

A Lichtenstein inspired painting portraying the hurt that is often caused by substance abuse.

Contributed by Lindsay Graham

Searching for a cure, one day at a time

Contributed by Fallon Miller

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