drug abuse


noun

addiction to drugs.
substance abuse involving drugs.

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Origin of drug abuse

First recorded in 1965–70

OTHER WORDS FROM drug abuse

drug abuser, noun
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Medical definitions for drug abuse

drug abuse

n.

Habitual use of drugs to alter one's mood, emotion, or state of consciousness.
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