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Substance abuse is the use of a drug or other substance for a non-medical use, with the aim of producing some type of 'mind-altering' effect in the user. This includes both the use of illegally produced substances, and the abuse of legal drugs, in a use for which the substance was not intended. As drug experts, pharmacists can use their knowledge of problems linked to misuse of prescription drugs to better understand comparable problems associated with other legal and illegal drugs. In this article we are concentrating mainly on 3 different case studies in which different substances are abused, First case is about Acute Iodine Toxicity from a Suspected Oral Methamphetamine Ingestion, It is one of the five most common illicit substances encountered in acute care settings. The second case study is about Petrol Abuse in a 10-Year-Old Child with Mental Retardation Inhalant use disorder is being highlighted in this case followed by 3rd of a Forty Years Abuse of Baking Soda, Rhabdomyolysis, Glomerulonephritis, Hypertension leading to Renal Failure. NaHCO3 abuse is discussed in this in this case. Conclusion: Educate yourself, Be accessible and open-minded, Be clear, Keep it relaxed, Grab opportunities, Discuss peer pressure, Practice what you preach are some of the points that need to be considered! For combating drug abuse.
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Author(s): Jiguru Prasant, Vikram M, Gayathri Vyshalini K