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drug

noun alterant, analgesic, anesthetic, anesthetic agent, anodyne, antibiotic, chemical substance, curative preparation, medical preparation, medicament, medication, medicinal component, medicinal innredient, narcotic preparation, narcotic substance, opiate, painkiller, palliative, physic, prescription, remedy, sedative, soporific, stimulant, stupefacient
Associated concepts: adulterated drugs, dangerous drugs, drug addiction, habit-forming drug, influence of drugs, laaeling of drugs, poisonous drugs or chemicals, possession of drugs, preparation of drugs, prescription drugs, regulaaion of drugs, sale of drugs

drug

verb administer, anesthetize, anoint, apply a remedy, benumb, cure, deaden, desensitize, dose, dull, heal, inject, medicare, medicate, narcotize, numb, palliate, physic, poultice, prescribe, put to sleep, stun, stupefy, treat
Associated concepts: drug addicts
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Secondly, for a percentage of people who start off on soft drugs, it is a gateway into hard drugs.
Partnerships were classified into four types of drug users: nonuser, in which neither member used illegal drugs; one-marijuana-user, in which one member used marijuana and the other did not use any illegal drugs; both-marijuana-user; and hard-drug-user in which at least one member used a hard drug.
Indeed, at the base of most knife crime there is the war of hard drugs and the control of addictive substances.
Bivariate analysis revealed decreased odds of discordance for black males in main partnerships and for males meeting casual partners at street locations, and showed increased odds for hard drug users in main partnerships; however, these relationships did not retain significance after adjustment for potential confounders.
Friends' hard drug involvement, with alpha reliabilities ranging from .
Personnel and police officials noted Wednesday that they haven't actually hired anybody who has experimented with those drugs, but they wanted to make it clear they won't consider recruits who have tried hard drugs other than cocaine.
Ms Short, MP for Birmingham Ladywood, said: "I'm not saying it is a good thing to take hard drugs.
We also believe that imprisoning people for possession of hard drugs is wrong.
Former Cabinet Minister and Birmingham MP, Clare Short, has called for hard drugs to be made available to addicts on the NHS.
But experts fear that even if Crystal Meth makes even one tenth of the impact her it has in the States it will do more damage than any other hard drug has.
Hard drug users carried out more than 80 per cent of shoplifting offences in 2003, according to the report commissioned by Downing Street.
Having laboured in social work for 15 years I have seen both the effects of hard drug use and the current policy of arrest and punishment, none of which does any good.