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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CVS Health issued a report earlier this year following a CVS Health-Morning Consult survey that found Americans see prescription drug abuse as a growing problem that is increasingly impacting their lives.
TODAY, 76 percent of the public says prescription drug abuse is an extremely or very serious public health problem in the U.
As communities across the country struggle with prescription drug abuse and opioid addiction, U.
I would like to personally invite you to consider attending the Appalachian Addiction and Prescription Drug Abuse Conference in the fall.
com)-- Since the death of the recording artist Prince a couple of months ago, 49th Street Bail Bonds in Clearwater, Florida wants consumers to be aware of the increase of prescription drug abuse in the United States.
Newton presents readers with an examination of the history and contemporary phenomena of prescription drug abuse.
For example, a report on Prescription Drug Abuse (NIDA, 2014) is included within the NIDA Research Report series which "simplifies the science of research findings for the educated lay public, legislators, educational groups, and practitioners.
In Florida, two new laws designed to curb prescription drug abuse have successfully resulted in fewer opioid prescriptions, found a new study.
Health Canada Minister Rona Ambrose recently met with First Nations representatives, provincial officials, doctors, pharmacists, law enforcement and addictions specialists in Edmonton to discuss prescription drug abuse.
Dr Ameen Hussain Al Ameri, Assistant Undersecretary for Medical Practices and Licensing at the Ministry of Health, said that these companies play a big role in the spread of prescription drug abuse.
The specific issue the Colorado boards tackled at this first Quad-Regulator Conference was prescription drug abuse.
BOSTON -- Attorney General-elect Maura Healey says she would consider taking legal action against pharmaceutical companies to help rein in prescription drug abuse that can lead to heroin addiction.

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