Family Health: Drug Abuse 5

Basic Science JSS1 First Term

Week 5

Family Health: Drug Abuse 5

Performance objectives:

  1. Define Drug abuse and substance abuse


Meaning of Drugs



A drug is any chemical substance that affects the action of the body or any substance that causes physical or mental changes in the body. 

It is a substance used to treat an illness, relieve a symptom, or modify a chemical process in the body for a specific purpose. Drugs that can be produced, sold, and used legally are called Licit Drugs e.g paracetamol, Aspirin, etc while those that cannot be produced, sold,and used legally (are not permitted by the law) are called Illicit Drugs e.g cocaine, Indian hemp, marijuana, etc

Medical uses of Drugs

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