Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods neither approved nor supervised by medical professionals. Drug abuse is not limited to mood-altering or psycho-active drugs. If an activity is performed using the objects against the rules and policies of the matter (as in steroids for performance enhancement in sports), it is also called substance abuse. Therefore, mood-altering and psychoactive substances are not the only types of drugs abused. Using illicit drugs – narcotics, stimulants, depressants (sedatives), hallucinogens, cannabis, even glues and paints, are also considered to be classified as drug/substance abuse. Substance abuse often includes problems with impulse control and impulsive behavior.
The illegal use of certain types of drugs may lead to criminal penalty in addition to possible physical, social, and psychological harm, both strongly depending on the laws of the country. There are many cases in which criminal or antisocial behavior occur when the person is under the influence of a drug. Long term personality changes in individuals may occur as well. Drug abuse is prevalent with an estimated 120 million users of hard drugs such as cocaine, heroin and other synthetic drugs.
As a criminal offense
Many governments around the world have established laws to prohibit, except under license, the production, supply, and possession of many, but not all, substances which are recognized as drugs, and which correspond to rules and regulations laid out by international agencies. Law enforcement is especially strict in certain countries, where there are special governmental agencies set up (in addition to the police force) to deal with drug offenders.
Drug trafficking is classified as a serious criminal offense in many countries around the world, mostly in Asia and in the Middle East, and in the United States as well. A person convicted of trafficking drugs in large quantities may face a long prison sentence, life imprisonment, or even the death penalty in some countries. In Singapore, Malaysia and Brunei, male drug offenders whose offenses do not warrant the death penalty are still liable to be sentenced to judicial corporal punishment (in the form of caning on the bare buttocks) in addition to a prison sentence. Singapore's drug laws are especially tough, and since the country's independence in 1965, it has seen many people (including foreigners) facing the gallows for drug trafficking convictions. (See notable cases of capital punishment in Singapore.)
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- A Daughter's Grief (Delco Video Productions)
- Caught With Weed, Part One (Worst Behavior Productions)
- Drug Patrol (Pain4fem), caught buying drugs
- Interrogation of a Drug Courier (PainGate/Whipped Women)
- Kathy's Drug Inspection (Bars and Stripes)
- South of the Border 1-7 (ZFX Productions), drug smuggling in Mexico
- South American Vacation (Mood Pictures)
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