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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Recording a verdict of nondependent abuse of drugs, the coroner, Dr Lawrence Addicott, said: ``It seems Mr Hopkins was not a regular user of drugs but we have heard he took a significant quantity of heroin and cocaine.