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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The ACLU reports that in 1990 the federal government spent $11.7 million to test 29,000 employees, only 153 of whom tested positive--amounting to a cost of $77,000 to detect each putative drug user! Then there's the likely effect of testing on morale.
-investigate the effectiveness of methadone programs in Vancouver's injection drug user population;
Information that could reveal a drug user's identity or that of their family in either an article or in photographs, audio or video should also not be used.
'Because based on our number of arrests, number of surrenderers, number of drug users and pushers including the barangay (village), once we clear ang barangay hindi mo naman alam kung sino drug user at pusher (you will not know who is the drug user and pusher once you clear a barangay).
Sajid Javid, the Home Secretary, also said this year that middle-class drug users were "not innocent", adding: "We need to make people understand that if you are a middle-class drug user and you sort of think, 'Well, I'm not doing any damage, I know what I'm doing,' well, there's a whole supply chain that goes into that."
Soomro said that large drug user population in Larkana, rapid shifting from inhalation to injecting drug use, sharing of needles and syringes, injecting in groups and risky sexual behaviours indicate that the future of HIV/AIDS epidemic in Larkana will be derived through injecting drug use.
"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.