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Definitions and Synonyms of drug of abuse | Another word for drug of abuse | What is drug of abuse?

Definition 1: a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for drug of abuse in the sense of this definition

(drug of abuse is a kind of ...) a substance that is used as a medicine or narcotic

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) a central nervous system stimulant that increases energy and decreases appetite; used to treat narcolepsy and some forms of depression

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) a habit-forming drug that is not addictive but its use may lead to the use of other addictive drugs

"one college athlete recently called beer a gateway drug for young people"

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) a powerful hallucinogenic drug manufactured from lysergic acid

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) a drug that reduces excitability and calms a person

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) a drug of abuse that is considered relatively mild and not likely to cause addiction

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) leaves of the tobacco plant dried and prepared for smoking or ingestion

(... is a kind of drug of abuse ) a liquor or brew containing alcohol as the active agent

"alcohol (or drink) ruined him"

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