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Substances

Substances Vocab

TermDefinition
Drug Any substance, other than food, that changes the structure or function of the body.
Addiction Synonym is dependence; when a person needs a drug either physically or psychologically.
Dependence Synonym is addiction; when a person needs a drug either physically or psychologically.
Psychological addiction When a person 'thinks' they need a drug.
Physical addiction When a person's body needs a drug.
Drug use Using a drug for its intended purpose
Drug misuse Taking someone else's prescription
Drug abuse a 12 year old smoking a cigarette
Created by: capatzner