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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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A 39-year-old former substance misuser, who we have agreed to name only as Rachel, is now a member of staff at the charity.
This article will compare the roles of two different addiction treatment systems, one in Stockholm County, including and surrounding the Swedish capital, and the other in a Northern California county (US), with urban, suburban and some rural areas, in relation to marginalized and socially integrated misusers.
Service manager for the project Andi Johnson said: "Drug misusers often get a raw deal and miss out on opportunities because of their problems.
After reading several articles and listening to radio reports on the issue, Greyeyes said the media misled the public by indicating Aboriginal people were the majority of prescription drug misusers.
Misusers differ in their beliefs about health care as well as in the kinds and severity of problems for which care is sought.
Vocational adjustment patterns of alcohol and drug misusers following treatment.
Having worked with misusers for many years it became very clear that this must be one of the options open to our clients DEBRA OWENS: Stop the problem not encourage it RE YOUNG GWYNEDD FARMER LOST HIS HAIR AND WENT BLIND.
The cohort may include people who are homeless aged 16-24 and over 24 years old, substance misusers, offenders, those with physical or sensory disabilities, mild learning difficulties or mental health problems, people with Autistic Spectrum Disorders and people who have experienced domestic violence.
In a bid to help tackle the root of the problem the charity runs a project to train substance misusers and their families as volunteers.
Speaking as he launched new guidelines for those working with substance misusers, Prof Drakeford said that forms of substance misuse were constantly changing and used the example of controversial online drinking game neknominate to show how quickly new phenomenons could emerge.
Some people have more money, which gives them a status they don't deserve and some people are substance misusers and can still develop mental health problems.