(redirected from recreational drug)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Wikipedia.


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.
References in periodicals archive ?
The FDA also urged the public to help monitor the market for the availability of opioid W-18, or any suspicious promotional or marketing of the recreational drug.
And leave us otherwise law abiding citizens to make safe and informed choices about the recreational drugs we choose to take.
The ECB Board has recently agreed to develop an out-of-competition testing programme to encompass recreational drugs, in co-operation with the PCA.
To set the stage, Martel examines how, through the print media and the scientific community, recreational drug use became framed as a social problem and a subject of political debate.
Although the study is small and therefore cannot establish an association, it marks the first time that "objective measurements of maternal intake of recreational drug compounds at these critical periods of development for the fetus have been carried out," as the researchers noted.
The work ranges across subjects including the intertwined histories of the libertarian movement and the recreational drug economy, the linked ideas of the frontier and the border, and militarism and utopianism--all presented (nominally at least) in the context of Christiania's shifting fortunes.
The 37-year-old tested positive last month after taking ecstasy as a recreational drug.
70) which surveys the dangers of recreational drug use; William Dudley's Antidepressants (0737719516, $34.
Rather, we recognize that recreational drug use is a permanent part of our society, and that there will always be people who use drugs, despite prohibition.
This paper analyses and evaluates the use of an asynchronous online discussion list introduced to an established distance education print based course on recreational drug use and abuse.
GHB is a powerful sedative while ketamine is veterinary anaesthetic that is gaining favour as a recreational drug.
A drug that has been abused as a recreational drug has received Food and Drug Administration approval to treat cataplectic attacks in people with narcolepsy, with restrictions aimed at preventing abuse.

Full browser ?