You keep using that word…

The ONDCP is wants you to Celebrate National Substance Abuse Month. Celebrate?

But “celebrate” isn’t the word that they keep abusing. It is, in fact, “abuse.” Check out their definition.

Millions of Americans suffer from substance abuse, which includes underage drinking, alcohol dependency, non-medical use of prescription drugs, abuse of over-the-counter medications, and illicit drug use. … This abuse touches all aspects of our communities and contributes to an estimated $193 billion in crime, health, and lost productivity costs.

I don’t think it means what they think it means.

It’s kind of like saying that all sex outside of marriage is sexual abuse since it hasn’t been authorized by some bureaucrat.

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