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substance abuse
Subject Category
H Health and Pathology
Definition
The use of illegal substances or the inappropriate use of legal substances, including the repeated use of substances to produce pleasure, to alleviate stress, and/or to alter or avoid reality.
Definition Source
NAL Thesaurus Staff
RDF/XML Format:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/6108.rdf
Persistent URI:
http://lod.nal.usda.gov/nalt/6108
Used For
chemical addiction
substance-related disorders
substance addiction
substance dependence
Broader Term
human health and safety
Narrower Term
alcohol abuse
drug abuse
Related Term
designer drugs
rehabilitation (people)
rural health
Spanish
abuso de sustancias
Term Number
6108