drug abuse

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drug abuse

n.
Inappropriate, illegal, or excessive use of a drug.
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Noun1.drug abuse - excessive use of drugsdrug 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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Police told the Echo that they had received a report of the canisters being found on December 13, but that they had not received any further reports of drug misuse in the area.
In Australia, the largest percentage increase in drug misuse between 2013 and 2016 was among people aged 60 and over, mainly involving prescription drugs.
The report says the ACMD is concerned that such a loss of funding would result in the dismantling of a drug misuse treatment system that has brought huge improvement to the lives of people with drug and alcohol problems.
The highest mortality rate from drug misuse was in the North East with 77.
Of those, 2,593 (69%) were classed as drug misuse deaths.
Rosanna O'Connor, of Public Health England, said: "It is tragic that we are still seeing an increase in people dying from drug misuse, particularly among older heroin users.
Quest believes that the study, "Prescription Drug Monitoring Report 2016," is the largest-ever examination of drug misuse based on physician-ordered lab tests.
The 33-year-old's solicitor explained that the spate of offending was caused by his drug misuse.
According to information from the Office of National Statistics, deaths from drug misuse in Wales in 2014 fell by 16% compared to 2013 and by 30% since 2010.
OFFICIAL figures reveal more than 200 people died due to illegal drug misuse in Merseyside in the past three years.
The statistics on Drug Misuse, England 2014 report shows there were 7,100 hospital admissions with a primary diagnosis of a drug-related mental health and behavioural disorder; this is an 8.
While we know that females are less likely to abuse alcohol than males, the research on gender differences in prescription-type drug misuse does not consistently point to a greater propensity for males; to the contrary, some studies have found such drug misuse is more prevalent among females (Simoni-Wastila 2000; Simoni-Wastila, Ritter & Strickler 2004).