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Princeton's WordNet3.0 / 2 votes

  1. substance abuse, drug abuse, habitnoun

    excessive use of drugs

    Synonyms:
    use, substance abuse, wont, habit, riding habit

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Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD1.0 / 1 vote

  1. drug abuse

    Synonyms:
    Drug misuse, substance abuse, substance misuse Comment on terminology: The non-judgemental, non-specific term substance misuse is preferred in medical circles (in the NHS)

  2. drug abuse

    Synonyms:
    Substance abuse, see there

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  1. Melania Trump:

    I have traveled to some of the areas hardest hit by drug abuse and I have seen the devastating effects that this crisis has on families and children.

  2. Snchez Crdenas:

    The toxicological test will determine if theres alcohol, and narcotics and the amount, theres been talk about drug abuse.

  3. Mark Neavyn:

    When we see these people in the emergency department and they claim to have taken Molly, we don't pay attention to that word anymore. It's so commonly not MDMA, we just start from square one and say it's some sort of drug abuse.

  4. Peter Navarro:

    We know statistically, based on our experience with the China trade shock in the 2000s, that unemployment creates more suicides, depression and drug abuse, but we also know this in this crisis, as we've basically locked down our hospitals for everything but Covid, women haven't been getting mammograms or cervical examinations for cancer. We haven't been able to do other procedures for the heart or the kidneys. And that's going to kill people as well.

  5. Robert Leahy:

    I believe there will be increasing non-compliance that is simply due to human nature, even when there's not a pandemic we, as a species, tend to make decisions that negatively affect our public health based on our immediate need, whether it's smoking, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, overeating, overspending... we are wired to look for immediate gratification. Remember, we were once scavengers. That's why this is very hard.


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