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substance abuse


  1. long-term, pathological use of alcohol or drugs, characterized by daily intoxication, inability to reduce consumption, and impairment in social or occupational functioning; broadly, alcohol or drug addiction.

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Revenue would be earmarked for education, substance abuse treatment and efforts to mitigate the negative effects of how drug laws have been enforced in communities of color.

Hogan’s proposal calls for spending $978 million for mental health and substance abuse programs and funds local health departments above their state grant formulas.

The budget also calls for spending $978 million for mental health and substance abuse programs.

Since the crisis began, $175 billion in emergency funding has been allocated to hospitals and other medical facilities, but less than 1 percent of that has gone specifically to mental health and substance abuse services.

We’re not because they’re not trained to be social workers or mental health workers or substance abuse workers.

Those with a slightly sleazier bent have dredged up reports of his weight gain, substance abuse, and arrest.

South Carolina and Alabama courts have already ruled late-pregnancy substance abuse can be considered a form of child abuse.

Things got even more serious when Cosby moved on to the subject of substance abuse and children.

Substance abuse was already an issue Cosby had grown particularly passionate about.

This coincidence of depression and substance abuse is not uncommon.

A computerized referral service to substance abuse literature and prevention programs will begin operating in 1987.


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