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Drug abuse isn't just about illicit drugs such as marijuana or cocaine. Legal medicines with legitimate uses can be abused -- meaning they're taken by someone other than the patient or in a manner or dose other than what's recommended. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about prescription drug abuse, how it occurs, how to treat it, and much more.

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pioid drugs can ease back pain. But they come with a risk of addiction. How can you balance the need for pain relief with the risk of narcotic abuse?

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