Addiction: Concepts and Definitions - Research Article from Drugs, Alcohol, and Tobacco

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Abuse and Misuse

In everyday English, abuse is understood to mean practices that are in some way improper or cruel, as in the term "child abuse." As applied to drugs, however, the term is difficult to define and carries different meanings in different situations. Some drugs, such as morphine, have medical purposes. If they are used for other reasons, or in unnecessarily large quantities, then the term "drug abuse" is applied. Other substances, such as alcohol, are legal but do not serve

SCHEDULE OF DRUGS BY POTENTIAL FOR ABUSE
DEA Schedule Abuse Potential Examples of Drugs Covered Some of the Effects Medical Use
I highest heroin, LSD, hashish, marijuana, methaqualone unpredictable effects, severe psychological or physical dependence, or death no accepted use; some are legal for limited research use only
II high morphine, PCP, cocaine, methadone, methamphetamine may lead to severe psychological or physical dependence accepted...

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