What is Drug Misuse?

Drug misuse refers to the use of a drug in a way not in accordance with the intended medical purpose, leading to negative consequences for the user. This can include taking a prescribed medication in a higher dose or more frequently than instructed, taking someone else’s prescription medication, or using a drug recreationally that was not prescribed for the individual. Drug misuse can result in adverse health effects, including overdose, addiction, and long-term damage to the body.

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