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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This rate has declined by almost 50% in the last decade, consistent with the rise of "crystal meth" as the Number One abused stimulant in America.
The medically identified effects of these commonly abused stimulants are as follows.
The most highly abused stimulants are illicit drugs, including cocaine and methamphetamines (Meadows, 2001).