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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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This can be a rather complex process and, to help facilitate it, I tend to think of psychotropic drug use in terms of a scale - inappropriate use on one end, appropriate use on the other.
We desired to reduce, and eliminate over time, physical restraint usage and to have medications, particularly psychotropic drugs, monitored for utilization, with a goal of reduction/elimination as early as feasible.
Parents were asked whether they believe that psychotropic drugs are effective in the treatment of mental disorders.
Information gathered included consumption of psychotropic drugs, initial mode of getting cigarettes, place of smoking, age of initiation of smoking on regular basis, number of cigarettes smoked per day, cessation of smoking and past smoking history.
SAN ANTONIO--Simultaneous prescription of psychotropic drugs likely to cause problematic interactions increased in children over a 10-year period, according to findings from a review of Medicaid data presented at the annual meeting of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.
Accordingly, a likely next step in this research project will be to scrutinize the CER2 Consortium data set in search of patterns of subtracting psychotropic drugs and simplifying management on the part of some primary care physicians.
The factor most strongly associated with both the use of any psychotropic drugs and the use of multiple psychotropic drugs was comorbidity, particularly comorbid seizures, ADHD, bipolar disorder, anxiety, or depression.
Pharmacists' strong unwillingness to sell psychotropic drugs is likely directly linked to the close monitoring of sales by both the Health Ministry and the Pharmacists' Syndicate.
However, if the prescribing clinician does not agree to any plan of psychotropic drug tapering, despite the patient's wishes and noted stability, it is entirely appropriate for the patient and the nonprescribing clinician to proceed with a tapering plan.
Both practitioners and parents assume that children require psychotropic drugs because they have emotional problems (Preston, O'Neal, & Talaga, 2010).
The first and foremost issue is the problem at large: an increase in the diversion of psychotropic drugs from prescriptions of their parents and peers.
Blacks had lower mean annual psychotropic drug spending than whites throughout the entire period (Figure 1A).