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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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I would like to ask if any of your readers who are opposed to recreational drugs would suddenly contemplate taking them just because they were made legal?
Although Martel is clearly focused on the political history of recreational drug use, more information on the social context surrounding these debates might have contributed to his study and clarified the roles played by various groups and individuals.
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At a briefing in London he spoke out against restrictions on research on recreational drugs which he called "the worst censorship in the history of science".
The England and Wales cricket board have reacted to evidence that Surrey cricketer Tom Maynard regularly took drugs prior to his death last June by stating out of competition testing will now include checks for recreational drugs.
Former jockey Dale Gibson, who retired in 2009 and is now a director at the PJA, said he was never aware there was a problem with recreational drug use when he was active in the saddle and that a combination of tough testing procedures and changing attitudes to health and professionalism had probably made drug use rarer than ever.
The altered MDMA has 100 times more cancerbusting properties than the recreational drug and could be used in the treatment of leukaemia, lymphoma and myeloma.
Amphetamines are not an acceptable so-called recreational drug, OK to be taken at weekends.
THE police want cannabis treated as a serious recreational drug again.
A WARWICKSHIRE player - thought to be wicketkeeper Keith Piper - is due to appear before an England and Wales Cricket Board Disciplinary panel later this week after testing positive for a recreational drug at the start of the season.
Kenyan boxer David Munyasia is facing a two-year ban after testing positive for the banned stimulant cathine, a derivative of the illegal recreational drug Bangi, a leaf-like substance widely available in eastern Africa.
2]), overweight or obesity (25-39), or severe obesity (greater than 39), and heavy coffee or tea intake (seven or more cups a day); for both partners, heavy smoking (more than 15 cigarettes a day), heavy alcohol consumption (more than 20 drinks a week), any recreational drug use and low standard of living.

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