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drug abuse


chemical substance abuse

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not to be confused with:

drug misuse

drug use


drug abuse is the improper administration of any chemical substance such that it produces an effect with an undesirable outcome. 


Drug Abuse frequently involves overdosing on drugs which can produce undesirable consequences, such as an agonizing feeling of being trapped.  Drug abuse can lead to heart failure, blackouts, convulsions, or even death.  Recreational drug users are often forced to become drug abusers because they are not trained properly how to administer a drug. 

drug abuse is typically a teaching or instructional deficiency; it has been known to occur prior to the war on drugs, but today, it occurs because the WOD doesn't allow for latitude when using drugs.  The most common way that drugs are abused is by overdosing. 

When someone first learns to use recreational drugs, the lack of any formal education prompts them to abuse drugs, particularly those who are not used to drugs. 

The incidence of drug abuse dropped temporarily in the US at the close of the 20th century, leading the US government to speculate that the WOD was working to produce less users.  The reason for the sudden decline was found to be that people were becoming better educated.   


The most common form of drug abuse is self afflicted.  Although it is still commonly believed that a patient intentionally abuses drugs to bring about harm, this is atypical behavior.  To the contrary, the majority of drug abusers are probably "would-be self-medicators" who are doing the best they can to survive with little knowledge how to use drugs correctly.  Whether someone believes they are using or abusing drugs for recreational purposes, it still might point to a medical condition.  For example: if a person is not able to function sexually without a drug, does that mean that they are using the drug for recreational purposes or for medical reasons?  There is no answer today because no one has seriously investigated this.


It is very common for a parent or guardian to abuse drugs while administering them to a child or disabled person.  If the parent or guardian has no knowledge about the substance or no medical background the sufficiently allows them to know what they are doing, their actions might be well-intended.  While we are still in a WOD which breeds ignorance, we cannot prosecute a parent or guardian, even if they have medical validation since it is impossible to state what is well-intended behavior and what is not. Zero tolerance can place a parent or guardian in prison for a very long time.


The WOD is brutal on physicians who prescribe medication to patients, even though that it is their job.  In a WOD, a physician should not be held accountable for his or her actions.  S