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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
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Any substance used internally or externally as a medicine for the treatment, cure, or prevention of a disease.
A narcotic preparation.
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principle of evil. [Zoroastrianism: Leach, 325]
See: Evil
Allusions—Cultural, Literary, Biblical, and Historical: A Thematic Dictionary. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.


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.
Bedside Dream Dictionary by Silvana Amar Copyright © 2007 by Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
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In order to coordinate the activities of ministries and departments, executive bodies of state authorities in the field of drug abuse prevention, the Coordinating Council for the Prevention of Drug Abuse was established be a presidential decree on April 3, 2004.
According to the United Nations Office on Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, "Every dollar spent on prevention can save governments up to ten dollars in later costs."
The statistics, especially from schools, point to various national challenges in addressing alcohol and drug abuse.
They stressed that lawmakers should take initiatives to provide the victims of drug abuse access to rehabilitation facilities.
This topic strengthens the fact that in reference to drug abuse, justice and health are co-related, he added.
Earlier, Chancellor Sir Syed University, Jawaid Anwar said youth is the main target for drug abuse because they easily fall into the trap.
He added that schools should also be provided with enough knowledge to tackle drug abuse cases, including how to conduct urine test on students and giving more emphasis in the education system for students to stay away from drugs.
This component is also aimed at helping students or their parents who have requested assistance for alcohol, tobacco or drug abuse problems.
Sustained treatment is the only option for people who have already gone down the road of drug abuse and are highly into it.
The Directorate General for Combating Narcotic Drugs and Psychotropic Substances is participating in the Salalah Tourism Festival to raise awareness on the dangers of drug abuse.
Minister of Investment, Trade and Industry, Ms Bogolo Kenewendo says an understanding of the economic costs of drug abuse is necessary to develop policies that will assist in reducing drug abuse.

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