Differentiate Drug Abuse From Dependence?

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Answer by Camo
Drug abuse is taking more than you need to get high.
Dependence is doing it the next day against reason. The drug tells you to.

Answer by Unazaki
Drug abuse means that you’re using the drug not because you need it to survive, but because just you want to. Dependence means you have to take the drug even if you don’t want to if you want to survive.

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