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Everything that is contrary to good order established by usage. Departure from reasonable use; immoderate or improper use. Physical or mental maltreatment. Misuse. Deception.

To wrong in speech, reproach coarsely, disparage, revile, and malign.

ABUSE. Every thing which is contrary to good order established by usage. Merl. Rep. h.t. Among the civilians, abuse has another signification; which is the destruction of the substance of a thing in using it. For example, the borrower of wine or grain, abuses the article lent by using it, because he cannot enjoy it without consuming it. Leg ; El. Dr. Rom. Sec. 414. 416.

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Although the vast majority of people with mental illness do not engage in violent acts, the risk of violence is greater among the severely mentally ill than among the general population, and the connection between severe mental illness, substance abuse, and aggression is a significant concern for community safety, treatment programs, and public policy.
Likewise, Wall, Batiste, Moore, and Loy (2009) found that approximately 50% of 100,000 VR consumers with substance abuse barriers had successful employment outcomes.
The official numbers may even understate the problem because of the stigma attached to substance abuse and a societal bias against believing that our parents or grandparents are abusing drugs or alcohol.

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