Drug abuse

Civic Education S.S.S 2 Second Term


Drug abuse

Performance Objectives

Student should be able to:

1. Define drug and drug abuse

2. Identify types of drugs and how they can be abused


1. Meaning of drug and drug abuse

2. Types of drugs that can be abused.

Meaning of Drug and Drug abuse

The World Health Organisation sees the drug as any substance other than those required for the maintenance of normal health, which, when taken into a living organism, may modify one or more of its functions.

Drug abuse is the illegal, wrong or excessive use of drugs and other substances.

Types of Drugs that can be abused

Substance categories and names

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