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Drug Abuse:

“The repeated use of illegal drugs or the inappropriate use of legal drugs to produce pleasure, alleviate stress, and/or alter or avoid reality.”
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Marijuana, Alcohol and Tobacco Smoking


Effects range from feeling of relaxation, well being, with enhanced sensations and perceptions to reduce social interaction and increase passive behaviour. For some people the drug may have little or no effect at all.


Effects of chronic abuse: Dependency, permanent damage to vital organs, premature mental aging, metabolic abnormalities .


Nicotine interacts with other drugs and may reduce their effects or increase their associated health risks.


Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol; the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, which acts on the brain to produce marijuana�s psychoactive effects.