Drug Addiction Drug addiction is self abuse that is difficult to combat. The government cannot control illegal drugs because illegal drugs are only part of the drug problem. There are legal drugs and prescription drugs that can be abused as well. Drugs That Can Be Abused: Illegal drugs can be abused Illegal drugs are bought on the streets Some illegal drugs are grown at home Some legal products like glue are used as drugs Prescription drugs can be abused Pain killers are addictive Medications are mixed recreationally Medications are mixed out of ignorance c. Legal drugs can be abused a. People can drink alcohol openly b. Exciting social atmospheres are usually alcoholic c. People mix alcohol and medication Illegal drugs can be bought...The end:
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