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- n. excessive use of drugs
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But I remembered how Leary, Alpert, and others had begun to imbue drugs with philosophic, religious, and political properties—and the flood of bandwagon-jumping drug abuse that had ensued when the wrong people listened.
The success of the Stanford Program encouraged numerous other health communication campaigns, aimed at drug abuse prevention and smoking prevention among schoolchildren, family planning, and HIV/AIDS prevention.
Research on the rapid diffusion of a school-based drug abuse prevention program called DARE Drug Abuse Resistance Education disclosed a high degree of re-invention by local schools.
—Sportswriter Tim Keown, after the Braves leadoff man was suspended for drug abuse during the hot 1991 NL West divisional race