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Prescription Drug Abuse

  • By: Duane R. Neff & Rebekah M Zincavage
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Health
  • Edited by: Yawei Zhang
  • Subject:Public Health (general), Public Health Education & Health Promotion

In the United States certain drugs are only available by prescription from a licensed medical doctor. When used in ways other than they are intended, prescribed medications have the potential for abuse. Prescription drug abuse is conceptualized as the non-medical consumption ...

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