overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs
Substance abuse
use includes the non-medical use of a variety of drugs that are prohibited by international law.
illicit drug use
an excessive and dangerous dose of a drug
overdose
the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity
addiction
a mental condition characterized by delusions of persecution, unwarranted jealousy, or exaggerated self-importance, typically elaborated into an organized system. It may be an aspect of chronic personality disorder, of drug abuse, or of a serious condition such as schizophrenia in which the person loses touch with reality.
paranoia
a medicine, allergen, or other substance that is inhaled
inhalant
a chemical substance that acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it alters brain function, resulting in temporary changes in perception, mood, consciousness and behavior.
psychoactive drugs
a feeling or state of intense excitement and happiness.
euphoria
a volunteer non-profit drug information network and organization that promotes the creation of healthy drug-free cultures in the world and opposes the legalization of drugs prohibited by national and international laws.
drug watch
the action of restoring someone to health or normal life through training and therapy after imprisonment, addiction, or illness
rehabilitation
a medicine (such as penicillin or its derivatives) that inhibits the growth of or destroys microorganisms.
antibiotics
the chemical breakdown of a substance by bacteria, yeasts, or other microorganisms, typically involving effervescence and the giving off of heat.
fermentation
a specialty focused on the mouth and nearby structures. It lies at the interface between medicine and dentistry.
oral medicine
a medication that is applied to a particular place on or in the body, as opposed to systemically. ... Most often this means application to body surfaces such as the skin or mucous membranes to treat ailments via a large range of classes including creams, foams, gels, lotions, and ointments.
topical medicine
a toxic colorless or yellowish oily liquid that is the chief active constituent of tobacco. It acts as a stimulant in small doses, but in larger amounts blocks the action of autonomic nerve and skeletal muscle cells. Nicotine is also used in insecticides
nicotine
an addiction to the consumption of alcoholic liquor or the mental illness and compulsive behavior resulting from alcohol dependency
alcoholism
the ability or willingness to tolerate something, in particular the existence of opinions or behavior that one does not necessarily agree with
tolerance
the state of relying on or being controlled by someone or something else.
dependence
a federal agency of the United States Department of Health and Human Services, one of the United States federal executive departments.
fda
a mucous membrane disorder characterized by white patches, especially on the cheek, tongue, vulva, or penis
leukoplakia
any of a class of sedative and sleep-inducing drugs derived from barbituric acid
barbiturates