substance abuser

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substance abuse

Excessive, inappropriate, or illegal use of a substance, such as a drug, alcohol, or another chemical such as an inhalant, especially when resulting in addiction. Also called chemical abuse.

substance abuser n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.substance abuser - a person who takes drugssubstance abuser - 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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Although the courts have been unwilling to broaden the current illegal substance abuser exemption in cases involving the FHAA, a small number of recent decisions in other disability law contexts interpret "current" as including the recent past.
Implications for camp: At one time or another, every camp has had in its midst, a child of a substance abuser (COSA).
These substance abuser cases were compared with 50 age & sex matched controls preferably relatives or family members of substance abusers, who were not abusing any substance in the present or in the past except tobacco (Control group).
The teacher denied selling drugs, but admitted that he was a substance abuser.
While some professionals prefer to use terms such as addict or alcoholic, others prefer the use of criteria-based terms such as substance abuser or substance dependent person.
You, as a parent, relative or friend, feel if only you had done something differently, if only you had stopped them from hanging around the friends of the substance abuser. If only...
[eta] [member of] (0, 1) is a modification parameter accounting for reduced number a nonsubstance abuser would infect as compared to a substance abuser [15, 20], perhaps because adolescents who engage in substance abuse also engage in other risky behaviours.
In the present study, mean age of-the substance abuser was 35.3 [+ or -] 10.4 years and mean age of initiation of the substance was 24 [+ or -] 7 years.
The negative consequences of substance abuse arc not limited to the substance abuser, but also extend to intimate partners (O'Farrell & Fals-Stewart 2006).
Providing support to families of addicts is crucial, along with getting the substance abuser into treatment.
"The delirious substance abuser" (Cases That Test Your Skills, CURRENT PSYCHIATRY, January 2012, p.
A substance abuser or drug addict spends most of his time thinking and using drugs, therefore, he can not fulfill demands put by society.

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