Definition of drug-free in English:

drug-free

adjective

  • 1(of a place) where no illegal drugs are used.

    ‘a drug-free zone’
    • ‘In urban areas, drug-free zones often take up more space than they leave.’
    • ‘Liam has big plans to rescue Jean from the clutches of the two bullying men in her life by spiriting her away to the drug-free zone of the countryside.’
    • ‘You can be a leader in transforming your community into a drug-free area and make a difference to the world tomorrow.’
    • ‘Methadone is now available to inmates and large areas of the building will soon be designated drug-free zones.’
    • ‘Some of those transferred to Limerick and St Patrick's in Dublin may be seriously affected by the move as they will no longer benefit from the prison's education service and its largely drug-free environment, the politicians claim.’
    • ‘Locals claimed that ‘death squads’ had been hunting down small-town drug dealers so that local authorities could announce that their region was drug-free.’
    • ‘We want to create a crime-free, drug-free environment for our school, and we're doing this through a youth-led movement.’
    • ‘For example, patients who experience homelessness and housing instability likely do not live in drug-free environments.’
    • ‘All prisoners who enter the drug-free zone must first complete a six-week detox programme in the Mountjoy medical complex.’
    • ‘The competitions are all run in alcohol-free and drug-free environments.’
    • ‘A new drug-free area has made prisoners feel safer, but staff sickness levels remain high.’
    • ‘They prefer to squander tens of billions a year clinging to the fantasy of a drug-free world.’
    • ‘Sydney will not be totally drug-free and not totally clean.’
    • ‘Since the late 1970s, the government has repeatedly stated that the primary goal of Swedish narcotics policy is ‘a drug-free society.’’
    • ‘The most commonly used modality during the 36-month period was outpatient drug-free programs.’
    • ‘‘Never in the history of human civilization have we had drug-free societies,’ Nadelmann told the Brown audience.’
    • ‘The small size of the program, which can manage about 50 people at a time, was seen as useful in building and maintaining an ongoing drug-free culture.’
    • ‘Syringe exchange schemes remain a major political issue because they are seen as reflections of the failure to keep prisons drug-free.’
    • ‘The agencies of such personnel, however, are still able to certify that their employees work in a drug-free workplace.’
    • ‘Regardless of its obvious appeal for many, a drug-free society is not a realistic goal and should not guide policy in the drug realm.’
    1. 1.1(of a person) not taking illegal drugs.
      ‘I've been drug-free since I came out of jail’
      • ‘‘To the world at large, she sacrificed her right to anonymity by using illegal drugs and claiming she was drug-free,’ he said.’
      • ‘I'll come back to his idea later in this column and take it much further, because track should consider what other sports fight: letting the athletes prove that they are drug-free - if they are drug-free.’
      • ‘Each applicant must submit several documents, including a CV, school diplomas, the results of a test to certify he or she is drug-free, a doctor's statement that the applicant was in good health and an essay on transportation.’
      • ‘Meet directors don't have any doubt that I'm a drug-free athlete and still want to invite me to their meets.’
      • ‘He has pledged that the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee he chairs would use the documents to make sure the US team is drug-free for the Athens Games this summer.’
      • ‘Today, Stephen is drug-free, and is just one example of some of the remarkable success stories emerging from St Teresa's Gardens, off Cork Street, in Dublin's inner city.’
      • ‘The IFBB Executive Council voted to extend doping controls to the top five finalists in each category so that IFBB medals would be awarded only to drug-free athletes.’
      • ‘Wada hopes that this will encourage drug-free athletes to take pride in themselves and the sport and reduce the possibility of false positives, which have the potential of damaging an athlete's career.’
      • ‘A Yorkshire firm set up by a retired police chief has defended a controversial proposal to sell a drug-testing kit so parents can check whether their children are drug-free.’
      • ‘Today he's drug-free and off parole for the first time in almost 25 years.’
      • ‘Ironically, his first role as a drug-free actor was Wesley Snipe's crack-addicted brother in Spike Lee's 1991 movie Jungle Fever.’
      • ‘I sat there, pretending to be a drug-free son.’
      • ‘He was now drug-free and working for a temporary staffing agency, but the realization of what he had done to his life was catching up with him.’
      • ‘They too want to know that their rivals are drug-free.’
      • ‘‘She is now drug-free and is trying to make a fresh start with her two young children,’ said Mr Dewhurst.’
      • ‘All patients were drug-free for at least two months before the examination was performed.’
      • ‘This won't stop me from going to shops for the simple reason that I'm drug-free and I want to stay that way and live a normal life.’
      • ‘Instead we still have people entering prison drug-free and emerging as addicts.’
      • ‘We don't know because we can't say how many people remain drug-free.’
      • ‘One drug user told this paper that the users are now buying their urine samples from other people who are drug-free.’