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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Many Filipinos who have fallen victim to illegal drug abuse may find a new beginning through the rehabilitation facility.
Briones lauded the Young Filipino Christian Students Anti-Drug Movement for teaching the children about the dangerous effects of illegal drug abuse not just to themselves but also to their families and to the society in general.
Petilla said that reports have been reaching his office that numerous inmates are into illegal drug abuse and using right inside their cells.
Another study studied the relationship between low self-esteem and illegal drug abuse (Khajehdaluee, Zavar, Alidoust, & Pourandi, 2013) and found significant association between the Rosenberg self-esteem scores and smoking, and illegal drug abuse like heroin, alcohol, and other substances.
3) The fact of genetic impact on humans' illegal drug abuse could not be denied or ignored unless proved to be incorrect.
Any such program must avoid creating false confidence that the problem of illegal drug abuse has been solved.
Trauma like nose picking or injury as result of a fall or fight * Upper respiratory tract infections, or infections in the nose or sinuses * Temperature changes - going from the bitter cold to being warm indoors * Haematological disorders like blood clotting can promote or prolong nosebleeds * Regular consumption of drugs such as aspirin and anticoagulants * In very serious cases some cancers can cause nosebleeds * Illegal drug abuse like the use of cocaine * Hypertension (high blood pressure) WHAT COMMON HEALTH PROBLEMS ARE ASSOCIATED WITH GETTING ONE?
Alcohol abuse costs our society more than the costs of all illegal drug abuse combined.
Unfortunately, one in five families in the UK is now affected by a familymember's illegal drug abuse.
The illegal drug use is 3% - up from 1% in 2005, but compared to other EU Member States, Bulgaria along with Greece, Cyprus and Malta have the lowest levels of illegal drug abuse.
Zakowski: Illegal drug abuse has long been a recognized issue in society, but recently an increase in the abuse of prescription medications has become more apparent.
Prescription drug abuse is as big a problem as illegal drug abuse, said respondents to a Wall Street Journal/Harris Interactive health care poll conducted in late February.