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Illegal drugs and drugs sometimes taken illegally

acid

noun

the illegal drug lsd

anabolic steroid

noun

a drug that increases muscles, used illegally by some sports people to make themselves stronger

cannabis

noun

a drug made from the hemp plant and usually smoked. Cannabis is illegal in most countries.

charlie

noun

the illegal drug cocaine

Class A drug

noun

one of the strongest and most dangerous illegal drugs, especially heroin or cocaine, according to British law

cocaine

noun

a powerful illegal drug that is very addictive (=it is difficult to stop taking it). It is usually sold in the form of a white powder that people breathe in through their noses. Cocaine is also called coke.

coke

noun

the drug cocaine

controlled substance

noun

a drug or chemical that the law does not allow you to make, own or use

crack

noun

a pure form of the illegal drug cocaine

crystal meth

noun

an illegal drug that makes people feel they have a lot of energy. It is sold in the form of crystals.

dagga

noun

cannabis

designer drug

noun

an illegal drug produced artificially from chemicals

dope

noun

an illegal drug, especially cannabis

downer

noun

a drug that makes you feel relaxed or helps you sleep

drug

noun

an illegal substance that affects someone physically or mentally when they take it (=put it into their body)

E

noun

the illegal drug ecstasy, in the form of a pill

Ecstasy

noun

an illegal drug that young people take, especially in nightclubs. Ecstasy is often called E.

ganja

noun

marijuana, especially of a very strong kind

gear

noun

illegal drugs, especially heroin

hard drug

noun

an illegal drug such as heroin that is addictive

hash

noun

hashish

hashish

noun

a form of the illegal drug cannabis

heroin

noun

a powerful illegal drug that people usually take by injecting it (=using a needle). Heroin is very addictive (=it is very difficult to stop taking it).

home-grown

noun

cannabis (=a plant that produces an illegal drug) that people grow in their gardens and homes

horse

noun

the drug heroin

junk

noun

a strong illegal drug, especially heroin

ketamine

noun

a drug that is used as an anaesthetic. It is also taken illegally for enjoyment.

line

noun

a quantity of an illegal drug that is arranged into a line before being taken

LSD

noun

a powerful illegal drug that makes people see things that are not real

marijuana

noun

cannabis

mescalin

noun

an illegal drug made from a cactus plant

microdot

noun

a very small amount of the drug lsd

narcotic

noun

any illegal drug, especially one that is addictive (=that someone depends on)

opium

noun

a powerful illegal drug made from the seeds of a type of poppy (=flower). Opium was used in the past as a medicine for reducing pain.

PCP

noun

phencyclidine: an illegal drug that makes people see and hear things that are not really there

pep pill

noun

a drug that makes you feel livelier or happier and is sometimes taken illegally

peyote

noun

a cactus that grows mainly in Mexico and contains the powerful illegal drug mescalin that makes people who take it imagine they see and hear things

pill

noun

an illegal drug that you swallow

poppers

noun

a drug in the form of a liquid that people breathe in through their noses in order to experience a high (=feelings of extreme pleasure and excitement)

pot

noun

cannabis

puff

noun

the drug cannabis

reefer

noun

a cigarette containing the drug cannabis

skunk

noun

a powerful form of the illegal drug cannabis

smack

noun

the illegal drug heroin

soft drug

noun

an illegal drug such as cannabis that is less harmful than a hard drug such as heroin

speed

noun

an illegal drug that makes people feel as if they have a lot of energy

steroid

noun

a chemical that is produced in the body or made as a drug. Steroids can act as hormones or be used for treating conditions such as swelling, or, illegally, by athletes to improve their performance.

substance

noun

a drug that people can start to depend on, especially an illegal drug

tab

noun

a tablet containing an illegal drug, especially lsd

upper

noun

a drug, usually in the form of a pill, that people take to make them feel happy, excited, and lively

weed

noun

the drug cannabis

whizz

noun

a type of illegal drug

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