self-medication

[ self-med-i-key-shuhn ]
/ ˈsɛlfˌmɛd ɪˈkeɪ ʃən /

noun

the use of medicine without medical supervision to treat one's own ailment.

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self-medication

n.

Medication of oneself without professional supervision so as to alleviate an illness or a condition.
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