drug abuse


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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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I believe the key to solving the drug abuse problem lies with teenagers themselves.
The new Drug Abuse Treatment Center, consisting of four buildings, is designed for 300 beds, and it will be provided with modern equipment for treatment at the highest level.
If the local drug abuse councils were not activated after 30 days, the village officials would be charged with dereliction of duty and suspended, according to Echiverri.
The efforts are part of the Executive Yuan's 'New Generation's Guideline of Anti-Drug Strategy,' and the goal of the campaign is to raise student's awareness on the dangers of drug abuse.
Drug abuse involves the continued use of alcohol, illegal drugs or over-the-counter drugs with negative consequences.
It will also provide support and updates to sustain timeliness of the provincial anti-drug abuse database and drug abuse prevention education materials that shall be formulated and maintain at the special drug education center and perform related responsibilities.
With no part of the world free from the bane of drug addiction and trafficking, each country organizes its own set of activities like public rallies, informative exhibitions, speeches, meetings and mass media involvement to raise awareness to the dangers of drug abuse and illicit drug trafficking.
He congratulated the University administration for organising this awareness programme and appreciated the efforts of Sociology Department to prevent the youth from becoming victims of drug abuse.
For the purpose of this study, Drug abuse was operationally defined as "Indulgence in a drug with a frequency of atleast once a month without any prescription".
The Ministry of Health conveyed this message when it observed the United Nations International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday.
Alcoholism and drug abuse is a psycho-social-medical problem requiring a holistic approach.
ISLAMABAD -- Like other parts of the globe, International day against drug abuse and illicit trafficking would be observed in Pakistan on June 26 to reiterate the commitment to fight against narcotics and create awareness among masses about this menace.