drug of abuse

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n drug of abuse a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
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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:

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
ALCOHOL AND DRUG ABUSE EDUCATION PROGRAM, U.S. Department of Education.
"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
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In news:

According to Andrew Penn, RN, MS, Spice, Bath Salts , and Salvia are emerging drugs of abuse, with patients increasingly turning to these agents.
Maine lawmakers are bracing for unanticipated new costs to the state's foster care program as the number of drug-abusing parents surges.
Use of drop box a good next step in fighting drug abuse.
One of the key strategies in combating prescription drug abuse is taking the drugs out of circulation when they are not needed by their legitimate users.
Conrad Williams, Jr Susan Roethel, founder of the drug abuse awareness group Fallen On Long Island, remembers her daughter Sydney (in photo behind) who died from a heroin overdose at her Huntington home.
Use of drop box a good next step in fighting drug abuse .
Prescription drug abuse , the second most common cause of accidental death in North Carolina, is reaching epidemic proportions, according to state Attorney General Roy Cooper.
KNOXVILLE — District attorneys from across the state today rolled out a new campaign to warn middle and high school students about the dangers of abusing prescription and synthetic drugs.
Require drug testing only of welfare applicants with a history of substance abuse.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, almost 6 percent of American woman are using prescribed medications for a "boost".
Congressman Rogers sent this out earlier this week: Whether I'm home in Kentucky or working in Washington, it is impossible to escape the realities of drug abuse and addiction.
Iowa's Drug Policy Coordinator is calling on the newest class of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) students to remember lessons learned.
TetraPak heir 's wife died from 'dependent abuse' of drugs, says coroner.
Now, abusers of the highly addictive drug are teenagers and young adults.
Officials say abuse of drugs like heroin and hashish is skyrocketing, especially among children.
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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
Themes such as the occult, esotericism, science fiction and eastern teachings, however, are hardly explained by stating that the users interested in these topics are heavily concerned with the social impact of drug abuse, or actively spreading anti-propaganda.
Inference of the Russian drug community from one of the largest social networks in the Russian Federation
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