drug abuse

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Origin of drug abuse

First recorded in 1965–70
Related formsdrug abuser, noun
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Related Words for drug abuse

addiction, alcoholism, habit, dipsomania

drug abuse in Medicine

drug abuse

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