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Substance Abuse (cont.)

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substance abuse, drug abuse, alcoholism, addiction, drug dependence, drunkenness, narcotic abuse, drug overdose, cocaine abuse, benzodiazepine abuse, barbiturate abuse, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine, club drugs, GHB, Rohypnol, ketamine, LSD, PCP

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