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Synonyms for abuse

Synonyms for abuse

to use wrongly and improperly

to take advantage of unfairly

to hurt or injure by maltreatment

to attack with harsh, often insulting language

Synonyms for abuse

change the inherent purpose or function of something

use wrongly or improperly or excessively

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Students need to know that abusing prescription drugs is no different from abusing illegal drugs.
Brainstorm ways that your class could spread the word about the risks of abusing inhalants.
Thus, parental alcohol abuse not only affects the abusing individual, but also the entire family.
Additionally, law enforcement officers maintain a role that may make them more susceptible to abusing drugs.
John Harvey, OSFS, who pointed out that the main issue is not paedophilia but homosexuality, and that one of the bishops' main problems in the past had been the acceptance of advice of psychologists and psychiatrists at various treatment centres who assured them that abusing priests could safely be returned to parish work.
Understanding the definitions of substance abuse and dependency, prevention concepts, rationale for substance abuse screening, dental team alerts, clinical interview skills, awareness of medical and legal implications, and the referral process are techniques needed for delivering quality dental care to these substance abusing patients.
In all, about 35,000 students are thought to have attended Anglican schools; and some of the individuals who stand accused of physically and emotionally abusing Native children are still alive, and named in the growing number of lawsuits.
A couple of months later, the director was shocked to read in the newspaper that the young man who had worked at his camp that summer had been arrested for abusing and molesting two children he had been hired to watch in a "nanny" position for a local family.
Politicians who want to further reduce crime and the costs of incarceration would do well to take McCaffrey's political cover to convince citizens that treating and training substance abusing offenders is not coddling criminals; it is opening a second front in the war on crime for their own protection.
Whether patients are abusing alcohol or illegal drugs in the community turns out to be one of the key distinctions.
No matter who does the abusing, everyone involved needs to reach out for help.
Recent reports of Hollywood stars abusing these drugs will most likely elevate the problem as teens attempt to emulate their favorite celebrities.
Bishop John McCormack was shown to have protected the notorious Father Paul Shanley when he, McCormack, was Archbishop Law's secretary in Boston; in Chicago, a group of faithful were demanding a new investigative committee independent of the Archdiocese and the handing over of all files to the state attorney; back again to Los Angeles, where this time Cardinal Mahony was being accused of refusing to hand over the files of twelve priests discharged for allegedly abusing minors.