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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Pakistan is struggling with eradicating the misuse of drugs, in part due to the immense poppy cultivation in Afghanistan, said Federal Secretary Ministry of Narcotics Control Iqbal Mehmood.
The Home Secretary has today appointed new members to the Advisory Council for the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD).
District Inspector Gareth Jones said: "The warrants were executed, following concerns from people in the town, relating to the misuse of drugs.
The search warrant, issued under the Misuse of Drugs Act, was enforced at a house in Hexham Avenue in Hebburn, South Tyneside.
The drug known as Burst, Gogaine or Blue Stuff was after outlawed by the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs.
The Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs said the drug has spread throughout society since the 1990s after the emergence of cheap, low-purity powered cocaine.
Officers executed a Misuse of Drugs Act at a house in Paxton Road, in Huyton, yesterday morning.
The drug, also known as Special K, is currently rated Class C but the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs has recommended that it should be reclassified because of the physical and psychological harms it causes.
The Home Secretary's decision to control the plant under the Misuse of Drugs Act came after the Advisory Council on the Misuse of Drugs (ACMD) concluded it should not be banned.
For the year to April 2011, official figures showed that the most widespread legal high was mephedrone; however, its use fell after it was banned as a class B substance under the Misuse of Drugs Act.
But a change in the Misuse of Drugs Act is needed to allow the drug to be prescribed Dr David Finn, of NUI Galway, said this was about "therapeutic agents targeting the body in a specific way".
The public is called upon to inform the police in case they come across instances of misuse of drugs and psychotropic substances.