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Drug Abuse and Addiction

Alternate Names : Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse and Addiction | Symptoms & Signs | Diagnosis & Tests | Prevention & Expectations | Treatment & Monitoring

How is the condition diagnosed?

The condition is diagnosed by asking the person about drug use. If several of the symptoms or signs mentioned above are present, the person is said to be abusing drugs and may become or may already be addicted to drugs.

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Drug Abuse and Addiction: Prevention & Expectations

Author: Terry Mason, MPH
Reviewer: Melissa Sanders, PharmD
Date Reviewed: 08/29/01

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