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substance abuse

noun [U]  us   /ˈsʌb·stəns əˌbjus/ medical
the use of drugs or alcohol in a way that damages a person's life
substance abuser
noun [C]  us   /ˈsʌb·stəns əˌbju·zər/
Translations of “substance abuse”
in Chinese (Traditional) 濫用毒品,濫用藥物…
in Chinese (Simplified) 滥用毒品,滥用药物…
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