Q&A: What is Drug Abuse?

Drug abuse also known as substance abuse refers to the use of drugs or substances in amounts which are harmful to a person. Most commonly abused drugs include:

  • Alcohol,
  • Tobacco,
  • Khat/Miraa,
  • Glue,
  • Petrol,
  • Opium,
  • Bhang,
  • Amphetamines,
  • Barbiturates,
  • Benzodiazepines,
  • Cannabis,
  • Cocaine
  • Hallucinogens,
  • Methaqualone,
  • Opioids.

Checkout some of the short term effects of drug abuse here