What is drug abuse not misuse?
I need to write a story or poem on this. What is it. Drug abuse not drug misuse! Or any ideas that would be great!!
- .Lv 61 decade agoFavorite Answer
Drug abuse is intentionally using a drug incorrectly, (as in recreationally --to get high or to zone out for purposes other than those which are indicated--like with sleeping pills--or to commit suicide) whereas drug misuse is using a drug the wrong way by mistake. For instance, if a person misreads the label or takes the drug in combination with some other drug...
- hamrogersLv 61 decade ago
Misuse is accidental, like taking too much by mistake or using a drug for the wrong problem, (most often by mixing up similar drug names).
Abuse os intentionally taking a drug for something other than the prescribed intention. Like taking percocet when you're not in pain to feel euphoric.
- Sportsgamer123Lv 51 decade ago
Drug abuse is the intentional use of a drug.
Drug misuse is the unintentional incorrect use of a drug.
People who have drug misuse or drug abuse sometimes use a high dosage of the drug. Regardless, when people are drug abusers or drug misusers, that means that they weren't following the directions of a drug label.
Hope I helped.Source(s): Health class