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Question

Which of these is an example of drug misuse?

A. Jose takes a prescription medication according to his doctor’s directions.
B. Sylvia takes one headache pill when the bottle calls for two.
C. Ali takes an OTC pain medication as the bottle directs.
D. Chen takes three constipation pills when the bottle calls for two.

2 Answer

  • The answer is D. Chen takes three constipation pills when the bottle calls for two.
    This is overdosing.
  • Drug misuse is defined as the use of a substance for a purpose not consistent with legal or medical guidelines.

    The following is an example of drug misuse: Chen takes three constipation pills when the bottle calls for two. Correct answer: D All other options are examples in which drugs are used exactly as the guidelines say or less then the amount on the guidelines.

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