drug of abuse drug of abuse
- (n) a drug that is taken for nonmedicinal reasons (usually for mind-altering effects); drug abuse can lead to physical and mental damage and (with some substances) dependence and addiction
- Marijuana is widely accepted now, but alcohol continues a comeback of dubious sorts: drink, not dope, is the principal drug of abuse among the young.
- NEW YORK (AP) -- Tampa Bay Rays catcher Mark Thomas has been suspended for 50 games without pay for a second violation for a drug of abuse under baseball's minor league program.on July 24, 2013 Source: The Associated Press via Yahoo! Sports
- Mark Thomas, who has been considered the top catching prospect in the Rays organization, was suspended 50 games by MLB for "a second violation of the Minor League Drug Prevention and Treatment Program for a drug of abuse.''on July 24, 2013 Source: Tampa Bay Times