drug of abuse

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Noun1.drug of abuse - a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
amphetamine, pep pill, upper, speed - a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression
drug - a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic
gateway drug - a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs; "one college athlete recently called beer a gateway drug for young people"
LSD, lysergic acid diethylamide - a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid
depressant, downer, sedative, sedative drug - a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person
soft drug - a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction
baccy, tobacco - leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion
alcohol, alcoholic beverage, alcoholic drink, inebriant, intoxicant - a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent; "alcohol (or drink) ruined him"
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BW HealthWire)--March 17, 1999--Beckman Coulter recently introduced a new Opiate drug of abuse reagent with a 2000 ng/mL cut-off for opiate metabolites.