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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Long-term prescription drug abuse has significant consequences to the physical and mental health of individuals and contributes to the financial burden of health care.
Washington, Jan 5 (ANI): Patients suffering from chronic pain are being under-treated as physicians increasingly fail to provide comprehensive pain treatment - either due to inadequate training, personal biases or fear of prescription drug abuse, according to an expert.
Unfortunately, prescription drug abuse is on the rise.
This week Florida launched a powerful new tool to keep patients safe from dangerous drug interactions and fight prescription drug abuse.
21, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The White House has announced today that President Obama will host a community forum in Charleston, West Virginia on the prescription drug abuse and heroin epidemic in that state and in communities across the country.
The federal government has enhanced access to addictions supports for prescription drug abuse for First Nations living onreserve across the country.
8220;I have seen first-hand what an epidemic like prescription drug abuse can do.
HealthPartners is taking a big step to reduce prescription drug abuse and misuse in Minnesota as people can now bring back unused medications to almost all HealthPartners Clinic Pharmacies.
However, declines in marijuana use have stalled, and prescription drug abuse remains high, the survey reported.
Washington, July 8 (ANI): The massive media coverage around Michael Jackson's death has given a boost to public concern over the risks of prescription drug abuse, suggests a survey.
The report reveals a drop in cocaine and methamphetamine use among young adults, and an increase in prescription drug abuse in 55- to 59-year-olds.
RESPONDING to rising rates of prescription drug abuse as well as environmental contamination, federal drug control advocates are calling on Americans to take care when disposing of their medications.

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