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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)

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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)
Translations of “substance abuse”
in Chinese (Simplified) 滥用毒品,滥用药物…
in Chinese (Traditional) 濫用毒品,濫用藥物…
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