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misuse

The improper use of something which, in medicine, usually refers to the use of a drug in a way not intended by the manufacturer.
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While an estimated 12 million Brits have been involved in, or witnessed a parking dispute, others were more concerned with misusers of parent-and-child parking bays, with over half of those surveyed wanting a penalty fine slapped on those caught in the act.
In a bid to help tackle the roots of the problem the charity runs a project to train substance misusers and their families as volunteers to help people tackle addiction.
There is concern about a number of vulnerable female substance misusers who are involved in prostitution in the Inverness area.
The Swedish alcohol treatment system originated in the early 20th century within poverty relief, and aimed at educating and reforming the poor misusers back to being sober and self-supporting citizens (Edman & Stenius, 2007).
Sharon Naylor, 40, sets off today to tackle the Welsh Three Peaks Challenge with other reformed alcohol misusers.
It's difficult to say but Over-Count, an online support group and charity to help people with OTC addictions, suggests the problem affects more women than men and most misusers originally buy the product to deal with ailments such as postoperative pain or backache.
It offers substance misusers the chance to study, train and find jobs.
She said: "We have the Drugs Intervention Programme (DIP) for substance misusers - but what about the impact their behaviour is already having on the next generation?
Life has recently got tougher for the milk-shakers, the bronchodilator misusers and the venom abusers in some states and at some big meetings; and if there is a discrepancy in the Breeders' Cup at Monmouth Park between performances put up elsewhere and those delivered on the big day, it may not be simple coincidence, or just the fact that 'horses are not machines'.
Ms Flint said: "The Government is committed to increasing the availability of in-patient treatment and residential rehabilitation for substance misusers.
As a partnership, we are working to build on these successes, with continued work to encourage more drug misusers into treatment, with education in schools and by encouraging our street based staff to be 'eyes and ears' in our communities.