substance abuse

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substance abuse

n.
Excessive, inappropriate, or illegal use of a substance, such as a drug, alcohol, or another chemical such as an inhalant, especially when resulting in addiction. Also called chemical abuse.

substance abuser n.

sub′stance abuse`


n.
long-term use of an addictive or behavior-altering drug when not needed for medical treatment.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.substance abuse - excessive use of drugssubstance abuse - excessive use of drugs    
misuse, abuse - improper or excessive use; "alcohol abuse"; "the abuse of public funds"
alcohol abuse, alcoholic abuse, alcoholism abuse - excessive use of alcohol and alcoholic drinks
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substance abuse

substance abuse

nabuso di sostanze tossiche