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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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curriculum doesn't teach about gateway drugs because there is no single definition for that term.
Kandel continued that e-cigarettes had the same physiological effects on the brain and may pose the same risk of addiction to other drugs as regular cigarettes, especially in adolescence during a critical period of brain development and nicotine clearly acted as a gateway drug on the brain, and this effect was likely to occur whether the exposure comes from smoking cigarettes, passive tobacco smoke, or e-cigarettes.
I understand the concept of the gateway drug and I can't quite get beyond love performing Musetta, she's so much fun to portray.
Marijuana is often called a "gateway drug" because it is the drug most teens try first and can lead to the abuse of narcotics.
Incomplete documentation must be akin to a gateway drug, in that perfectly disorganised documentation may throw the scent off any fraudulent paper trail.
Mr Ainsworth added: "Cannabis is going to be more of a 'gateway drug' (to more serious drugs) if people are getting their supply from criminals who are more than happy to sell them harder drugs.
What follows in the mid-19th century is a historical progression to opium smokers, including Chinese immigrants, opium dens, and smoking concentrated opium introduced by tobacco smoking (the true gateway drug in history).
His ease against Ramadan is instead that he is a gateway drug for young Muslims to more radical Islamist views; Muslims who hear him talk in glowing yet evasive terms about "Salafi reformism" will eventually be drawn to harder intoxicants.
And there is sometimes too little emphasis placed on 'soft' drugs like cannabis - which can be a gateway drug leading to terrible problems.
And it would likely decriminalize but tightly regulate marijuana, which study after study shows is less dangerous or addictive than cigarettes or alcohol, has undeniable medicinal properties, and isn't a gateway drug to anything harder than Doritos.
The largest response that we've recorded as of this writing followed this question we posted in late March: "Based on your experience in working with substance-dependent clients, do you consider marijuana to be a gateway drug?"

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