Types of drug abuse
Abuse of illegal drugs
Why people abuse drugs
Effects of drug abuse
Effects on family, friends, and work
Drug users may resort to theft, prostitution, or selling drugs to pay for their drug habits. Drug users in the transportation industry, such as bus drivers and air traffic controllers, risk endangering the public. Factory and office workers using drugs perform inefficiently and make mistakes. These inefficiencies and errors result in higher costs for products.
Treatment of drug abuse
Contributor: David F. Musto, M. D., Professor of Child Psychiatry and History of Medicine, Yale University. (World Book 2003).