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1. any synthetic, semisynthetic, or natural chemical substance used in the treatment, prevention, or diagnosis of disease, or for other medical reasons
2. a chemical substance, esp a narcotic, taken for the pleasant effects it produces
3. drug on the market a commodity available in excess of the demands of the market


Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.


principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil


The interpretation of drugs in your dreams depends on the relationship you have with drugs in your daily life and whether they are doctor prescribed or not. If you are a drug user, then the drugs are an extension of what you normally do, and you need to look at the other details of your dream to get a good interpretation. However, if you use drugs rarely or never, then this dream could represent a need to get well, to escape from daily stress, and a desire to get quick relief. The drugs could be suggesting a need for healing and getting in balance. Your unconscious mind may be suggesting outrageous things in hopes that you get the message to “have fun, dream dreams, and get out of your own head!” Please keep in mind that the purpose of dreams is to raise our consciousness and to assist us in having better lives. The message in the dream about drug use is most likely not encouraging you to use drugs but it may represent a need to feel better or get better.
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He's against abortion, doesn't believe in evolution, opposes same-sex marriage but supports civil unions, regards marijuana as a gateway drug, favors replacing the current income tax with a flat tax based on biblical tithing, believes the eligibility age for Social Security should be raised because people are living longer, is a staunch supporter of Second Amendment gun rights, believes "political correctness" is a threat to freedom of speech, and opposes Obamacare but supports establishing a tax-exempt health savings account for every citizen.
CANNABIS used to be described as the gateway drug, opening doors to stronger ones.
Kandel continued that e-cigarettes had the same physiological effects on the brain and may pose the same risk of addiction to other drugs as regular cigarettes, especially in adolescence during a critical period of brain development and nicotine clearly acted as a gateway drug on the brain, and this effect was likely to occur whether the exposure comes from smoking cigarettes, passive tobacco smoke, or e-cigarettes.
My gateway drug was hearing Irish folksinger Christy Moore's stunning rendition of WB Yeats' Song of the Wondering Aengus, from the album Ride On.
Marijuana serves as a gateway drug to even more harmful and more addictive drugs.
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Microsoft clearly sees these as some form of gateway drug for customers before they move onto a fully-fledged Windows Phone device.
Hagar the Horrible was my gateway drug into the world of print media back in the late aACAy70s, and I've been a comic lover (both print and web) longer than I've been interested in news.
Out Friday IF last year's surprise smash XCOM: Enemy Unknown was a gateway drug for turn-based strategy games, this 13th instalment in the Fire Emblem franchise is like a consignment of crack.
We respect Mr Branson but do not think he has thought this through and does not see what we see - the damage cannabis does to people's mental and physical health and cannabis is a gateway drug to harder ones.
Indeed, gateway drug prevention tactics have been criticized for failing to recognise changing drug scenes, the influences of local drug scenes and markets amid clustering of drug use based on availability (Reid, Elifson and Sterk, 2007).
Incomplete documentation must be akin to a gateway drug, in that perfectly disorganised documentation may throw the scent off any fraudulent paper trail.
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