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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 a bid to help tackle the roots of the problem the charity runs a project to train substance misusers and their families as volunteers to help people tackle addiction.
Sharon Naylor, 40, sets off today to tackle the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge with other reformed alcohol misusers.
It is estimated that there are about 11,000 problematic drug misusers and 6,400 crack addicts in the city.
A NEW inter-active website that provides substance misusers and their families with access to treatment services and harm reduction advice has been launched on Teesside.
It's difficult to say but Over-Count, an online support group and charity to help people with OTC addictions, suggests the problem affects more women than men and most misusers originally buy the product to deal with ailments such as postoperative pain or backache.
It offers substance misusers the chance to study, train and find jobs.
Life has recently got tougher for the milk-shakers, the bronchodilator misusers and the venom abusers in some states and at some big meetings; and if there is a discrepancy in the Breeders' Cup at Monmouth Park between performances put up elsewhere and those delivered on the big day, it may not be simple coincidence, or just the fact that 'horses are not machines'.
Ms Flint said: "The Government is committed to increasing the availability of in-patient treatment and residential rehabilitation for substance misusers.
As a partnership, we are working to build on these successes, with continued work to encourage more drug misusers into treatment, with education in schools and by encouraging our street based staff to be 'eyes and ears' in our communities.
Figures released to me by the HSE show that waiting times across the country are at crisis point with drug misusers in the Midlands waiting one year and seven months just to get into a programme.
The services also aims to: - encourage the safe and effective use of OTC medicines - increase confidence in the safety and efficacy of OTC medicines - provide support to potential misusers of OTC medicines.
This decision, the latest in a long line of defeats for attempted misusers of our tort system, is significant in two ways," said Steve L.