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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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Leeds social services director Keith Murray said: "It's unusual to find a boy on hard drugs at this age.
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absent), and (b) current state policy regarding soft and hard drugs (see Table 1).
Secondly, for a percentage of people who start off on soft drugs, it is a gateway into hard drugs.
By 2008, the social malaise had taken huge tolls on the women folk because they were subjected by traffickers to the dual roles of victims of human trafficking and as couriers for the movement of hard drugs across international borders.
Partnerships were classified into four types of drug users: nonuser, in which neither member used illegal drugs; one-marijuana-user, in which one member used marijuana and the other did not use any illegal drugs; both-marijuana-user; and hard-drug-user in which at least one member used a hard drug.
Indeed, at the base of most knife crime there is the war of hard drugs and the control of addictive substances.
Bivariate analysis revealed decreased odds of discordance for black males in main partnerships and for males meeting casual partners at street locations, and showed increased odds for hard drug users in main partnerships; however, these relationships did not retain significance after adjustment for potential confounders.
Self-reported data on exposure to violence and use of cigarettes, alcohol, marijuana, and hard drugs were collected from 3,380 teenagers living in three countries.
They have lobbied to have cigarettes regulated like hard drugs, or even banned outright--thereby demonstrating that they've learned nothing from the War on Drugs, or, for that matter, from the great failed experiment in temperance that began in 1919.
Self-reported hard drug involvement was measured by an 11-item scale requesting students' frequency of use for inhalants, LSD, hallucinogens other than LSD, amphetamines, barbiturates, tranquilizers, "crack" cocaine, powder cocaine, heroin, other narcotics, and anabolic steroids.
But unlike previous hard drug epidemics, like crack, crystal meth has gone largely unnoticed by the media.