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misuse

noun abuse, degradation, erroneous use, ill treatment, ill usage, ill use, improper usage, improper use, incorrect usage, incorrect use, maladministration, maltreatment, misapplication, misappropriation, mishandling, mismanagement, mistreatment, misusage, perversion, solecism, usus, violation, wrong use
Associated concepts: misuse of a product, misuse of an easement, misuse of funds, misuse of powers, misuse of property, patent misuse
Foreign phrases: Expedit reipublicae ne sua re quis male utatur.It is for the interest of the state that no one should make ill use of his property.
See also: abuse, annoy, conversion, convert, corrupt, dissipate, embezzle, endanger, exploit, exploitation, harass, harm, harrow, maltreat, manipulate, misapplication, misappropriate, misappropriation, misemploy, mishandle, mismanage, mistreat, misusage, molest, persecute, perversion, pervert, purloin, taint, violation, waste
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In response to calls made for additional resources to be allocated for substance misuse services, the Health Secretary has confirmed the ring-fenced substance misuse funding for health boards will be increased by nearly 1m, to over 18m from 2018-19.
According to the PTI spokesman, the party welcomed the notice taken by NAB and demanded that the bureau also probe the misuse of official helicopters by other provincial governments and politicians.
Their analysis, in the BMJ, found overall rates of misuse were low but seemed to increase with each opioid prescription refill.
When I teach, write, or speak from Scripture carelessly, I misuse His name.
Preventing future substance misuse is as important as treating the established problem.
The finding is important because patients who misuse alcohol tend to have worse outcomes.
The authors of the report conclude that algorithmic approaches can help identify patients and providers in need of more intensive screening or intervention--including pharmacy-based outreach --for further evaluation of opioid misuse.
Earlier speaking on the motion, Azam Swati said that misuse of the Electronic Crimes Act should be stopped.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority and corruption by illegal allotment of 490 acres of land to a private person.
Shanti, which means "being at peace and taking care of oneself" in Punjabi, is running for three years thanks to lottery funding and will provide support and advice for people in the Sikh community as well as helping to raise awareness of alcohol and risks of alcohol misuse.
Launching the service in Cardiff on Thursday, Minister for Social Services and Public Health Rebecca Evans said: "Substance misuse and mental health conditions are major health issues which affect individuals, families and communities.
For instance, 55% of students who misuse pain medications say they do It to relieve pain, while 46% seek to get high.