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Descriptor in English: Drug Users
Descriptor in Spanish: Consumidores de Drogas
Descriptor in Portuguese: Usuários de Drogas
Descriptor in French: Usagers de drogues
Entry term(s): Abuser, Drug
Abusers, Drug
Drug Abuser
Drug Abusers
Drug Addicts
Drug User
User, Drug
Users, Drug
Tree number(s): M01.169
Scope note: People who take drugs for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. The drugs may be legal or illegal, but their use often results in adverse medical, legal, or social consequences for the users.
Annotation: for drug users as persons only; for the disorder, use SUBSTANCE-RELATED DISORDERS
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
ED education
HI history
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
PX psychology
SN statistics & numerical data
History Note: 2009
DeCS UI: 53387
Descriptor UI: D055030
Date Established: 2009/01/01
Date of Entry: 2008/07/08
Drug Users - Preferred
Concept UI M0512871
Scope note People who take drugs for a non-therapeutic or non-medical effect. The drugs may be legal or illegal, but their use often results in adverse medical, legal, or social consequences for the users.
Preferred term Drug Users
Entry term(s) Abuser, Drug
Abusers, Drug
Drug Abuser
Drug Abusers
Drug User
User, Drug
Users, Drug
Drug Addicts - Narrower
Concept UI M0514118
Preferred term Drug Addicts



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