Drug and Substance Abuse I

Basic Science JSS3 First term

Sub-theme: learning about our environment


Drug and Substance Abuse I

Performance objectives

Students should be able to:

  1. Define drug and drug abuse.
  2. State the effects of drug abuse.


Drug and abused substance

Meaning of drug and drug abuse

A Drug is a chemical substance used in the treatment, cure, and diagnosis of a disease or to otherwise enhance physical or mental wellbeing.

Drug abuse is the misuse of illegal drugs or the misuse of prescription over or over the counter drug for at least a year with negative consequences. Drug abuse is the habitual use of a drug to alter one’s mood, emotion, or state of consciousness. It is also the use and misuse of chemical substances which leads to an increased risk of a problem and an inability to control the use.... View More

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