What is the difference between use, abuse, and addiction?© BrainMass Inc. brainmass.com October 9, 2019, 8:18 pm ad1c9bdddf
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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