Chapter 12 Drugs of Abuse. A physical addiction is more powerful than a psychological addiction. Unlike smoking tobacco, smoking marijuana does not harm health. People usually recover from dependency on their own. . What Do You Think. Class activity
Values- teens who lack strong internal values, such as the value of good grades, and high moral standards, often abuse drugs
Personality- some people are naturally curious, and may want to try drugs to experience what they are like. It may be because they are shy or uncomfortable in social situations, relieve tension, or because a person has low self-esteem or poor self-image.Section 2: Why do people abuse drugs?
Drug Addiction- a physical and or psychological need for higher and higher doses of a drug.