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An intensely addictive substance of abuse that may compel its user to commit crimes to obtain the drug—e.g., crack cocaine, heroin

hard drug

Any intensely addictive substance of abuse that may compel its user to commit crimes to obtain the drug–eg, crack cocaine, heroin. See Gateway drug.

hard drug

In biochemistry, a drug that is not metabolized by the cytochrome P450 system in the liver, or transported by intestinal P-glycopeptide.
See also: drug
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The only one policy that had an acceptability score higher than the middle of the response scale was prohibition of hard drugs and regulation of soft drugs, with the provision that nation-wide information campaigns had been launched (M = 5.78).
Interview data further substantiated how hard drug use can reduce relationship quality.
Between the 1980 and 2008, females dominated the number of victims of human trafficking, while in the case of hard drugs trafficking, males dominated the number of couriers and barons.
Most females had used drugs (81%) but thought that their recent main (68%) and casual (68%) partners had never used hard drugs.
Number of friends using hard drugs was the only significant predictor of self-reported hard drug use at grade 8 (Table 2).
Hard drugs in the Netherlands do not share cannabis's pseudolegal status and are strictly prohibited inside coffee shops and cafes where cannabis is sold and used.
Her controversial comments are once more contrary to the beliefs of Tony Blair's Government which is resolutely opposed to prescribing hard drugs to addicts on the NHS.
Thankfully, the Labour Party has recognised the medical and social facts and recently reclassified this non-addictive drug, presumably paving the way to eventual decriminalisation and thankfully making a distinction between it and hard drugs.
A spokesman said, ``The whole reason behind reclassification is we need to make a distinction between cannabis and hard drugs, such as heroin and crack cocaine, which have damaged communities.
The Labour rebels said: 'Cannabis is an integral part of the misuse of drugs culture that pervades the United Kingdom and is often the first step on the road to hard drug addiction.'
That might be a good sound bite, but it overlooks the fact that hard drug use is on the rise as street prices fall, and doing nothing is not an option.
NAN reports that 'Nimbe'' is the lead character in the video that is about a boy who took to hard drug and this role was skillfully acted by Chimezie Imo.