Misuse versus Abuse: Understanding Addiction

2019-01-07T12:00:39-07:00

When it comes to drug use, there’s often one question that’s commonly asked: is drug misuse the same as abuse? In short, no. Both are unique issues that come about in different ways. However, both drug use and drug abuse can lead to addiction if not corrected as soon as possible. Fortunately, correcting drug misuse and drug abuse is possible once we identify either in our lives. What’s the difference between drug use and drug abuse? According to the FDA, the difference between drug misuse and drug abuse “mostly has to do with the individual’s intentions or motivations.” With drug misuse, [...]