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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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Therefore, on the basis of the same percentage, far more people would then go on to hard drugs.
Overall, hard drug use was always reported as a problem.
Eighty-four percent had used drugs; 79% of males' recent main partners, and 70% of their casual partners, had never used hard drugs.
Step-wise multiple regression analyses were subsequently performed to test whether friends' use, after-school job, academic performance, and extracurricular activity explained a significant proportion of the variance in self-reported frequency of gateway and hard drug use.
The new standards allowed the department to hire officers who had tried hard drugs once or twice as teens if they were otherwise strong, responsible candidates.
He added: "If it were Clare Short's own children, we believe she would not want them to be given hard drugs on the NHS.
I'm not saying that it is a good thing to take hard drugs.
And the report reveals the enormous price of hard drugs with the cost of offences by heroin and crack users costing pounds 16billion a year.
Thankfully, the Labour Party has recognised the medical and social facts and recently reclassified this non-addictive drug, presumably paving the way to eventual decriminalisation and thankfully making a distinction between it and hard drugs.
He will speak to delegates about policing drugs and drug-related crime and highlight the fact that there is a dire shortage of treatment for hard drug users in Wales, particularly those who are arrested for committing offences linked to their addiction.
The policy has not caused extra numbers of cannabis users or hard drug users.
But personnel and police screeners complained they couldn't fill new academy classes and said strong candidates were being sidelined for trying a hard drug back in their early teens, even as they certified mediocre candidates who had minor problems all over their applications that weren't technically significant enough to disqualify them.