Addiction can evolve from a number of circumstances, but a common thread runs through each instance of it: the non-prescribed usage of a drug. This video explains situations that can give rise to addiction.
Some individuals become addicted to medications originally given to address a legitimate health problem. However, what is initially a prescription can turn into an addiction if the user takes the medication in doses other than those recommended. Family members who experiment with a drug intended for their spouse, parent, or child can also suffer from addiction. The use of street drugs is a common form of drug abuse as well.
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