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the applying of something to a specific desired purpose.
substance use substance abuse.
substance use (omaha) in the omaha system, a client problem in the health related behaviors domain, defined as the inappropriate consumption of medicines, drugs, or other materials including prescription drugs, over-the-counter drugs, street drugs, alcohol, and tobacco.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

substance use

Substance abuse The appropriate use or ingestion of a substance or drug. Cf Substance abuse, Substance dependence.
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Later chapters cover dangers and causes of abuse and prevention and treatment approaches, offering ideas for working with parents and developing substance use policies.
Key Words: Substance use, Students, Professional institutesINTRODUCTION
Substance use among student population is an important issue.
In Pakistan, substantial research on substance use among student population has not yet been done.
Key words: adolescents; delinquency; racial differences; risk factors; substance use
Research has identified interpersonal and contextual risk factors that are predictive of increased probabilities of adolescent delinquency and substance use (Farrington & West, 1993; Hawkins, Catalano, & Miller, 1992; Resnicow, Ross-Gaddy, & Vaughan, 1995; Stouthamer-Loeber, Loeber, & Farrington, 1993; Williams, 1994).
Protective factors, or buffers, are hypothesized to reduce the influence of risk factors on behavior, thus helping reduce involvement in delinquency and substance use (Hawkins, Catalano, & Miller, 1992).
The alternative substance uses the same ripening agent, but is encapsulated in a safer sugar molecule, which releases ethylene safely.
Both victims and aggressors are at greater risk for substance uses, lack of school connectedness, and maladaptive eating behaviors.

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