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substance abuse

noun [U] uk   us   formal
the use of a drug to get pleasure, or to improve a person's performance of an activity, or because a person cannot stop using it
substance abuser
noun [C] uk   us  
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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