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Drug dependence is the compulsion to continue taking drugs either to prevent the ill effects of not taking it or to produce a desired effect of taking it. Drug dependence can be physical or psychological or more commonly both. Around 50% of young people between ages of (16-25) have had an illegal drug (Ramsay et...
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al). People that addicted to drugs are drug abusers: a. They take drugs for reasons other than medical b. Disregard instruction for proper use c. Obtain drugs illegally DRUG DEPENDENCE A single definition for drug dependence is neither desirable nor possible. Some illicit drug use, although considered abuse because it is illegal, does not involve dependence of any kind...
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