recreational drug

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Noun1.recreational drug - a narcotic drug that is used only occasionally and is claimed to be nonaddictive
narcotic - a drug that produces numbness or stupor; often taken for pleasure or to reduce pain; extensive use can lead to addiction
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The investigators suggest that the results could be explained, in part, by people having extra recreational time during the summer, as well as the growing popularity of outdoor activities, such as music festivals, at which recreational drug use is common.
Recreational drug use is the main theme of the meeting of National Drugs Coordinators to be held on 2 and 3 May.
The panel will discuss questions including "What are the real facts about recreational drug use?" and "When you take an illegal drug, what actually happens to your brain and body?" Professor Parrott, who is based in the Department of Psychology in the College of Human and Health Sciences, has published numerous research papers into the damaging effects of recreational drugs, particularly nicotine and MDMA/Ecstasy, but also cannabis, cocaine and others.
The study found no significant links between recreational drug use and any other type of birth defect.
Regulators will reopen debate over opioid painkillers next month as the federal government considers ways to reconcile the needs of patients who are suffering from chronic ailments along with the risks of addiction--sometimes resulting in death and recreational drug use. The FDA plans a two-day public hearing starting February 7 after receiving "comments, petitions and informal inquiries concerning the extent to which opioid drugs should be used in the treatment of pain?' The meeting is intended to help increase understanding of how doctors define pare as well as the various measures that are available and that are used to limit opioid use.
An "epidemic" of recreational drug use and binge drinking is exposing millions of youngsters to drugs, which increases their chance of unsafe sex, experts warned.
The three bars, which were closed for the night, were raided after suspicions recreational drug use was taking place in the venues.
Non-opiate drug use was also prevalent: 11 (38%) reported past problematic drug use, 16 (55%) reported past recreational drug use, and two (7%) reported no prior non-opiate drug use (and in this group, one reported problematic opiate use and the other reported recreational opiate use).
Books and TV films (like Gia) about the devastating effects of the drug on people's lives are beginning to have some efficacy--what was seen a decade ago as recreational drug use is now beginning to be viewed as a wide and perilous path to gay self-destruction.
A recently published study on recreational drug use during pregnancy and the possible link to fetal gastroschisis highlights an increasingly important area of research: hair testing as a biomarker for pregnancy exposure to recreational drugs or drugs of abuse.
Rather, we recognize that recreational drug use is a permanent part of our society, and that there will always be people who use drugs, despite prohibition.
We are now seeing the emergence of widespread recreational drug use amongst relatively large numbers of ordinary youth.

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