Meaning of “substance abuse” in the English Dictionary

"substance abuse" in British English

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substance abusenoun [ U ]

uk /ˈsʌb.stəns əˌbjuːs/ us /ˈsʌb.stəns əˌbjuːs/ formal

(Definition of “substance abuse” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"substance abuse" in American English

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substance abusenoun [ 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/

(Definition of “substance abuse” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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