drug user


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Noun1.drug user - a person who takes drugsdrug user - a person who takes drugs    
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
addict - someone who is physiologically dependent on a substance; abrupt deprivation of the substance produces withdrawal symptoms
head - a user of (usually soft) drugs; "the office was full of secret heads"
tripper - (slang) someone who has taken a psychedelic drug and is undergoing hallucinations
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He said that Lahore old city was hub of Injection Drug User and Lohari Gate, Bhaati Gate, Nasar Bagh, Shah-re-Fatimah Jinnah, Chauburji Park, Ali Park, Data Darbar area, Lorry Adda (Bus Stand), Royal Park, Ravi Road, Railway Station, Nisbat Road, Lakshmi Chowk, Davis Road and Band Road are major places where a number of IDUs could be found.
The priority with every drug user needs to be education about the risks of overdose and developing strategies to prevent drug related overdose and deaths.
The character of the drug user with ready answers and comments for all situations is very popular in Arab jokes and amusing tales, particularly in the Gulf and Egypt.
A DRUG user is in hospital with a potentially lethal anthrax infection after injecting himself with contaminated heroin.
WASHINGTON -- The Generic Pharmaceutical Association is reaffirming its support for the recently negotiated Generic Drug User Fee Act (GDUFA).
It is also notable that a local drug user organization opened a syringe exchange program at the time of the policy change, and eventually peer involvement in the delivery of the syringe exchange program became the standard locally," researchers wrote.
Relatives also spend pounds 450 a year on extra healthcare costs, either forthemselves or the drug user.
Not only the drug user, but their family, friends and community all benefit from them being in treatment and receiving the support they need to overcome their difficulties with drugs.
Peers involved in harm reduction services have proved able to play a vital role in recruiting patients to treatment programmes and in supporting treatment literacy within the drug user community.
The guidance suggests increasing the access of injecting drug user HIV/AIDS patients to treatment against the disease, monitoring their lifestyle, providing for their social needs, and linking drug-treatment services with disease treatment and care.
Jamie Fleming contends the Department of Children and Family Services took away her baby, claiming she was a drug user, but that no evidence existed to back such a claim.
The second set of files was created by the federal government's Division of Narcotic Control, which kept comprehensive files on every person they identified to be a drug user across the country.