addictive drug

ad·dic·tive drug

any drug that creates a certain degree of euphoria and has a strong potential for addiction.

ad·dic·tive drug

(ă-diktiv drŭg)
Any drug that creates a certain degree of euphoria and has a strong potential for addiction.
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Public health minister Steve Brine commissioned Public Health England (PHE) to examine why one patient in every 11 was prescribed a potentially addictive drug last year.
6 percent of the Lebanese consume benzodiazepine, a highly addictive drug," he said in a conference held in east Lebanon's Baalbeck.
It is time to bury the false classification of marijuana as a dangerous, addictive drug with no medical use and use it mitigate the effects of the truly addictive and dangerous drugs.
Toxicologists, anesthesiologists, social scientists, and others explore the clinical use of ketamine and its role as an addictive drug in Hong Kong and southern Asia and increasingly in Europe and the Americas as well.
TRAMADOL is described by drug authorities as a "moderately powerful prescription pain reliever" that is said to have some "weak opioid activity", which means it is an addictive drug which affects mood or behaviour.
Last year, a friend's son was given a prescription for Klonopin -- a highly addictive drug of abuse -- to relieve anxiety related to a new job.
Adolf Hitler used the highly addictive drug crystal meth as part of his medical regimen of 74 medicines, according to a Daily Telegraph report on Saturday.
SUNSHINE acts like an addictive drug and has a similar eect on the body as heroin, scientists claim.
During the raids, the police were able to seized eight kilos of the highly addictive drug and $21,000 cash.
It is a highly addictive drug, and can be as addictive as heroin.
Dubai Over 4kg of shabu, a highly addictive drug, was confiscated from a passenger at Dubai International Airport.
Judge Stephen Hopkins QC told Lewis: "Saying you largely refrain from such an addictive drug is like claiming to be a little bit pregnant.