One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.
- ‘But the usefulness of the scheme in tackling substance abuse has been called into question by drugs experts.’
- ‘He did not have a history of exposure to any known toxin, and he denied any alcohol or substance abuse.’
- ‘His urine was negative for drugs, and there was no history of alcohol or substance abuse.’
- ‘Additionally in many instances drug and substance abuse will involve recognition that unlawful activity has taken place.’
- ‘The scheme is set to highlight the dangers of substance abuse, in particular drugs and alcohol, to the youth of the area.’
- ‘Issues of alcohol and substance abuse may have to be addressed by referral to relevant agencies.’
- ‘Eleven of these patients also were diagnosed with alcohol or substance abuse.’
- ‘They understand that we cannot stop substance abuse without reducing the demand for drugs.’
- ‘The federal war on drugs is the worst way to deal with substance abuse in this country.’
- ‘This is the sixth in a series of articles about substance abuse and addiction.’
- ‘Disorders of addiction, particularly substance abuse, are commoner in males.’
- ‘Programs on alcohol and substance abuse almost always ignore the older adult population.’
- ‘Poverty, substance abuse and lack of access to community healthcare all take a toll.’
- ‘This report also draws attention to the unmet needs of those with psychosis and substance abuse or dependence.’
- ‘Also, bipolar disorder may increase the risk of alcoholism or other forms of substance abuse.’
- ‘Disabilities with traumatic origin are strongly associated with substance abuse.’
- ‘I will go straight to the core of the matter and talk about addiction and substance abuse.’
- ‘There is a high risk of substance abuse and dependence with benzodiazepines.’
- ‘Many isolated Inuit communities are wracked by substance abuse and grinding poverty.’
- ‘Now it's been discovered that two of the players have been banned from the games for substance abuse.’
Top tips for CV writingRead more
In this article we explore how to impress employers with a spot-on CV.