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Synonyms for abused

used improperly or excessively especially drugs

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subjected to cruel treatment

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At age 32, previously abused individuals exhibited markedly higher concentrations of two inflammatory substances--C-reactive protein and fibrinogen--than their unabused peers did, the researchers report in the Jan.
Prior research has shown that adolescents who have been physically or sexually abused are at risk for pregnancy.
Regardless of the initial reactions of the abused child, the impact lasts long after the abuse or neglect ends which makes the need for an integrated, comprehensive approach to dealing with child abuse and neglect in schools more urgent (Baginsky, 2003).
is an intimate and searchingly memorable collection of many touching and informative stories from the lives of many abused peoples wishing to let known their perspective of the abuse they once encountered and their accounts of forgiveness.
The prescription drugs most often abused by teens are painkillers, antianxiety medications (benzodiazepines), stimulants, and steroids--powerful drugs that carry real health risks.
Some of the most dangerous substances abused by your students may be found in the home--and even in schools.
In a British Columbia (Canada) survey of 16,000 high school students, 38% of those students with disabilities reported having been sexually abused or assaulted, compared with 17% of those without disabilities (Murphy, 1995).
These features mean that they tend to be abused by younger children, in whom their highly toxic effects can be even more lethal than in adults.
Hamilton -- Children who remain in their homes after being abused or neglected by their parents, or are returned to those homes after intervention by social services agencies are at a high risk for further neglect or abuse within three years, says a study by McMaster University Medical Faculty.
The orthodox feminist paradigm, Mills writes, ignores not only women's violence (in both heterosexual and same-sex relationships) but also the complexities in the lives and altitudes of women who are abused.
The book stresses the relationship of law enforcement with the victims, supporting social agencies, medical personnel, and local shelters for abused spouses and proves informative to any reader, regardless of position held or responsibility accorded.
A year later Serrano, now a board member of the Survivors Network of Those Abused by Priests (SNAP), feels he has turned a corner on a difficult period of his life.
It counted 4,268 people who have claimed publicly or in lawsuits to have been abused by priests.
Narcotic drugs are among those substances used illegally, or abused, by adolescents.