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    Use, abuse, and addiction

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    What is the difference between use, abuse, and addiction?

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    Use involves the consumption of a substance for a specific purpose. Abuse is the consumption of a substance either for another use than is intended or at a higher dose than intended. Addiction is the consumption of a substance that extends beyond abuse. It involves a physical and/or psychological dependence that requires treatment to end.

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    Several paragraphs with web references examining use, abuse, and addiction.

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