pill popper

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pill popper

slang Someone who frequently or habitually uses or abuses drugs prepared as pills or capsules. She started getting hooked on the pain pills her doctor prescribed, and before long she had become a full-blown pill popper. I knew a couple of pill poppers in college who were always doing speed or ecstasy.
See also: pill, popper

pill-popper

and popper and pill-dropper
n. anyone who takes pills frequently or habitually. I knew she was always ill, but I didn’t know she was a pill-dropper. He’s not a hypochondriac, just a pill-dropper.
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This is very, very serious news, particularly for a nation of self-medicating compulsive pill-poppers such as we are.
We are slowly being metamorphosed into pill-poppers, who will not be properly satisfied unless we walk out with a prescription of no less than five or six different medicines.
It does not occur to our do-gooder policy-makers that sending cannabis users to rehab is a complete waste of resources, resources that should be used to assist those with serious drug problems such as heroin addicts, alcoholics and pill-poppers.
That sad scenario didn't pan out as they foresaw, so now they've switched their attention to "the shocking treatment" meted out to British holiday-makers who think our beaches are private bedrooms, the Palm Jumeirah is an alcohol-soaked nudist colony and the emirate at large is a paradise for pill-poppers, sniffers and injectors.
The pill-poppers reported spending less time and money going shopping after just eight weeks' medication.
Busfield said Britain was becoming a nation of pill-poppers despite people
ANSWER: We're a nation of pill-poppers. The nutritional supplement industry estimates that Americans spend more than $6 billion every year on vitamin-and mineral-packed pills, powders, and tablets.
Think how much it would have cost us softies to keep those Kings of Pill-Poppers in their accustomed style.
The plot interlaces the misery and despair of characters, whose fates are linked by the bed partners they share at a time before the spectre of AIDS cast its long shadow over the pill-poppers and thrill-seekers.
When world athletics first began to fight back against the scourge of the pill-poppers, one of the earliest ports of call was the Horseracing Forensic Laboratory in Newmarket, as its drug detection expertise was unrivalled.
As hushed and elusive as the disease of depression and the Japanese stigma surrounding it, "Does Your Soul Have a Cold?" is "Thumbsucker" director Mike Mills' emotionally remote exploration of how an American pharmaceutical company's use of an eponymous line in an Asian ad campaign has led to a new generation of Tokyo pill-poppers. Too fragile for mainstream arthouse play--"Sicko" this ain't--pic's immediate prognosis is healthy fest life and tube longevity in the wake of as-yet-unscheduled IFC preem.
-- Tony Dokoupil: Published in the winter 2007 volume of Journalism History, "Depression, Drink and Dissipation" finds that almost half of the best people to ever push a noun against a verb in newsprint were debilitated by depression, serious anxiety, or bipolar disorder; over a third were titanic drunks, pill-poppers, or opium-addicts; nearly a third were serial philanderers, and a sizable bunch were misogynists, man-eaters, or violent bullies.
And he also called for prescription pill-poppers to think about the harm they are doing to their bodies.
It's no mystery why this is a nation of hypochondriacal pill-poppers. Madison Avenue is hell-bent on convincing us we're walking time bombs who can't get through the day without a pill to wake us up, cheer us up and prop us up.