misuser


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mis·us·er

 (mĭs-yo͞o′zər)
n.
1. One that misuses: a misuser of school property.
2. Law The use of the powers conferred upon a corporation in an unlawful manner or in contravention of its established purpose.

misuser

(ˌmɪsˈjuːzə)
n
1. (Law) law an abuse of some right, privilege, office, etc, such as one that may lead to its forfeiture
2. (Medicine) (often in combination) a person who regularly abuses alcohol, drugs, etc: heroin misusers.
[C17: from Old French mesuser (infinitive used as noun)]
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A 39-year-old former substance misuser, who we have agreed to name only as Rachel, is now a member of staff at the charity.
Family members may initiate arguments and aggravate the person who misuses alcohol, which may result in the misuser relying more heavily on alcohol to cope with the additional stress.
The general practitioner, the drug misuser, and the alcohol misuser: major differences in general practitioner activity, therapeutic commitment, and 'shared care' proposals.
This article gives further arguments for labeling the Swedish treatment system as having a firm grip on the marginalized misuser.
She added: 'Practitioners must be clear about the difference between risk factors and signs of maltreatment, for example being a substance misuser does not necessarily mean a child is being maltreated.
The purpose of the present study is to provide more direct prevalence estimates of the misuser population and to examine their perceptions of health care and use of services and diagnoses received in order to more accurately describe this population.
On the other hand, a social margin among more integrated misusers could act as a buffer that keeps them from suffering the consequences of misuse, and entering treatment may be the response of the misuser after other resources and responses have failed to alleviate the problematic situation.
In addition, the typical profile of the heroin misuser remains male, under 30 years of age, unemployed and over half had already left school by the age of 16.
The IRGC is a notorious misuser of Western technology, using vehicles imported or license-built by Volvo, Iveco (Fiat), Mercedes (Daimler) and Toyota as mobile platforms to stage public executions or transport ballistic missiles.
In this context, a large proportion of PO drugs that end up being misused have somehow been diverted from medical or other legitimate use origins, allowing for a large variety of direct or indirect sourcing routes to the misuser.
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