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Synonyms for misuse

Synonyms for misuse

to use wrongly and improperly

to hurt or injure by maltreatment

Synonyms for misuse

apply to a wrong thing or person

change the inherent purpose or function of something

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The Welsh Government invests almost 50m a year to support people with substance misuse issues.
He was of the view that the basic aim of NAB's inquiry was to prevent misuse of official assets (helicopters).
A team of US researchers, led by Gabriel Brat at Harvard Medical School in Boston, looked at the link between opioid repeat prescriptions after surgery and misuse, stating "surgeons and nonsurgeons are changing the characteristics of their opioid prescriptions, but rates of misuse continue to increase".
When I reject the advice of others and say, "God told me to go this way," I misuse His name if all I am doing is seeking approval for my own desires.
Mr Gething said: "Substance misuse is a major health issue that affects the wellbeing of individuals, families and communities across the length and breadth of Wales.
USA], Nov 10 ( ANI ): A simple blood test for a compound, called PEth, can accurately identify critically ill hospital patients who misuse alcohol, according to a recent study.
Besides treating those already impacted by opioid addiction, one way to help stem this public health epidemic is to identify and stop inappropriate prescribing and misuse of opioids.
He said this is a new law, there is a chance of misuse, but the government will ensure it should not be misused.
In this case, the accused persons were alleged for misuse of authority by making illegal appointment in University against prescribed rules and regulations.
Aquarius, part of Recovery Focus, is working to tackle growing alcohol misuse in the Sikh Punjabi community after university research found they are "slipping through the net" of services.
Mentoring and specialist employment support will be a part of the service, which recognises the particular challenges people with a history of substance misuse, alcohol misuse and mental conditions can face when looking for employment, starting work and trying to stay in their job.
The impetus for students to misuse prescription drugs has changed over the years, indicates Kenneth Hale, clinical professor of pharmacy and associate director of the Higher Education Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and Recovery.
On average, misuse was documented in approximately one out of four or five patients and addiction in approximately one out of ten or eleven patients" who were prescribed opioids as part of their treatment for chronic pain, write Kevin E.
THE number of children being treated for substance misuse in the West Midlands is rising.
Towards the end of last year, the Concord-based advocacy organization New Futures released a report, "The Corrosive Effects of Alcohol and Drug Misuse on New Hampshire's Workforce and Economy," that says the direct and indirect financial costs of substance misuse was at least $1.