drug abuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drug abuse excessive use of drugs
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Quotations

  • Ronald Reagan
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    “Let us not forget who we are. Drug abuse is a repudiation of everything America is.”

Usage

In literature:

Doing so also avoids police tapping, making cellular-phone abuse a favorite among drug-dealers.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Like every important drug in medicine, mercury is a poison if it is abused.
"The Third Great Plague" by John H. Stokes
The MS. is stained in several places with the powerful drug, to the abuse of which the writer was so irresistibly addicted.
"Knickerbocker, or New-York Monthly Magazine, March 1844" by Various
It is here that the abuse of drugs comes in.
"American Red Cross Text-Book on Home Hygiene and Care of the Sick" by Jane A. Delano
These are the patients who abuse the drugs that are supposed to bring relief.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
A source for pamphlets and books on drug abuse and alcoholism and curriculum materials for drug prevention.
"What Works: Schools Without Drugs" by United States Department of Education
It is the abuse of the drug, however, not its use, that does harm.
"Essays In Pastoral Medicine" by Austin ÓMalley
Drugs, use and abuse, 294.
"A Civic Biology" by George William Hunter
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In news:

Drop in Illicit Drug Use in Cities, Uptick in Prescription Drug Abuse.
Illicit drug use has declined in most large US cities in recent years, but prescription drug abuse has increased, a new study shows.
It's all part of the International Day Against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking.
Prescription and illicit drug abuse is timely new topic on NIHSeniorHealth.gov.
BRIAN DEVER/SPECIAL TO SUN NEWS A shot from Fairmount Center of the Arts' education play " Legally Addicted" about prescription pill drug abuse.
From Nextgov.com: IG says up to 35 percent of WTU soldiers have prescription drug abuse problems.
Darcy Jensen of Prairie View Prevention Services in Sioux Falls says many young people are abusing various drugs including bath salts, synthetic marijuana and prescription drugs.
Better jobs, less drug abuse and fewer arrests are among advantages found in the study.
One mother told me her early misdiagnosis helped drive her toward drug abuse, cutting and suicidal thoughts.
PEEKSKILL—Some city residents are uneasy about plans by The Renaissance Project, a local drug-abuse treatment organization, to build a methadone clinic on Peekskill's border with Cortlandt.
Ranks high nationally in drug abuse.
Phase 2a Trial With Ibudilast Funded by the National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA).
Scientists in San Diego are developing new vaccines that will potentially cure addictions, allowing cigarette and drug abusers to kick their habits with a simple injection.
' Number one issue is prescription drug abuse'.
It's National Red Ribbon Week, as schools and law enforcement team up to spread awareness of the dangers of drug abuse.
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In science:

Surveillance data on drug abuse are available for 61 health treatment centers in the Bangkok metropolitan region from the Office of the Narcotics Control Board (ONCB).
Population size estimation based upon ratios of recapture probabilities
Rodrigues. A graph theoretical perspective of a drug abuse epidemic model.
Dynamical graphs for the SI epidemiological model
Since the fall of the Soviet Union in the early nineties drug abuse has seen a dramatic increase in the Russian Federation.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
The infectious, i.e., the drug community: the group consisting of all individuals involved with drug abuse in one way or another (i.e., using, selling or producing). 3.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
In Section 3.2 we discuss the drug-dictionary and procedure used for classifying those users who are most likely to be involved in drug abuse.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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