addiction to drugs.
substance abuse involving drugs.
Words nearby drug abuse
Origin of drug abuse
First recorded in 1965–70
OTHER WORDS FROM drug abusedrug abuser, noun
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Medical definitions for drug abuse
Habitual use of drugs to alter one's mood, emotion, or state of consciousness.
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