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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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We calculated the "lost wages" of opioid misusers in Indiana, by estimating the hypothetical additional wages that opioid misusers could have earned had they participated in the labor market at rates equal to the rates of the overall state.
A LIVERPOOL social business that offers opportunities and training to active substance misusers and people with mental health issues has secured a PS50,000 investment.
The list included more than 30 ideas and suggestions for people in the crowd including fundraisers, homeless people, shoppers, police officers, substance misusers, food stalls, bus passengers, builders, football supporters and buskers.
"Blackwood Bus Station suffers from congregations of homeless substance misusers who make use of the area for seating and shelter.
Most prescribers (60% of primary care physicians and 65% of pain management specialists) say they are only "somewhat" prepared to identify opiate misusers.
"That's happening in Wales too." Another problem is the large number of fitness fanatics using illegal steroids to help bulk up, she warned, as many don't recognise themselves as substance misusers. "Substance misuse has changed to become normalised.
P.R.O.P.S started in 1997 in Scotswood, Newcastle, as a result of local women's concerns about the need in their community for support for parents of alcohol and drug misusers. As well as providing support the group addresses issues around drug and alcohol misuse, particularly the effect on carers.
Do general practitioners and general psychiatrists want to look after drug misusers? Evaluation of a non-specialist treatment policy.
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.