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drug abuse

n.
Inappropriate, illegal, or excessive use of a drug.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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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Alcoholism and drug abuse is a psycho-social-medical problem requiring a holistic approach.
Senior official of Narcotics Control division told regarding its arrangements to celebrate this day he said that various activities would also be arranged to mark the international day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking.
In December 1987 the UN General Assembly decided to observe June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
The International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking was created by the UN General Assembly in December 1987 to encourage all sectors of society to work together to tackle drug abuse and addiction.
BEIRUT: Prime Minister Najib Mikati said Tuesday that to fight rising drug abuse among teenagers, the country needs a comprehensive policy that treats addicts as patients who need care, rather than criminals who need punishment.
It introduces the ICD-10 classification of substance abuse, concept of withdrawal symptoms, how drug abuse is different from disease, concept of substance and process addictions and dual diagnoses.
Speaking to the Pakistan Welfare Trust's annual dinner in Renfrew last night, the Scottish Tory leader called for a national debate on neglected children, saying the problem was potentially as bad as drug abuse.
Volkow, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse in Bethesda, Md.
Ask students what they think impairment from drug abuse means, and why it can lead to serious consequences.
Important facts about how drug abuse and addiction affect health.
The National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), is holding a two day meeting to explore wide-ranging issues related to drug abuse, impaired decision making, and HIV/AIDS.
Myth 1: Drug abuse is harmful, but it does relieve stress.