drug abuse

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drug abuse

n.
Inappropriate, illegal, or excessive use of a drug.
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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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Tenders are invited for family focussed substance misuse service (drugs and alcohol)
Statistics released by the Welsh Government show that, between October and December 2013, 7,319 people were referred for substance misuse treatment, down from 7,502 in the same period in 2012.
A two-pronged programme of help has been put together by staff who run substance misuse services for young people in Coventry.
Senator Maggie Hassan participated today in a Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee hearing with substance misuse experts, medical professionals, and public safety officials where she underscored the urgent need for increased federal funding to address the fentanyl, heroin, and opioid epidemic.
TACKLING the harms associated with substance misuse remains a key priority for the Welsh Government, Health Minister Mark Drakeford has said.
New figures for substance misuse, released by the Welsh Government, show that the number of people over the age of 50 being referred for alcohol misuse treatment increased from 23.
Coventry Discovery offers counselling, advice and information on cracking substance misuse for 12- to 19-year-olds.
Ahead of an Assembly debate on the Welsh Governments Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill, which was introduced to the National Assembly last October, the Health Secretary has announced extra investment in substance misuse services.
Ahead of an Assembly debate on the Welsh Government's Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Bill, which was introduced to the National Assembly last October, Mr Gething has announced extra investment in substance misuse services.
In response to calls made for additional resources to be allocated for substance misuse services, the Health Secretary has confirmed the ringfenced substance misuse funding for health boards will be increased by nearly PS1m, to more than PS18m from 2018/19.
Mentor UK works to prevent substance misuse among under-18s.

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