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Relating to using illegal drugs

abuse

noun

the use of alcohol or illegal drugs in a way that is harmful to your health

addiction

noun

a strong need that someone feels to regularly take an illegal or harmful drug

bust

noun

an occasion when the police go into a place to search it for illegal goods or activities, especially those relating to drugs

clean

adjective

no longer using illegal drugs

cold turkey

noun

the unpleasant physical effects that someone feels when they suddenly stop taking a drug that they are addicted to

cold turkey

noun

a method of treating addiction to a drug that involves suddenly stopping taking the drug

comedown

noun

an unpleasant physical and mental feeling that someone gets when an illegal drug stops affecting them

crack den

noun

a place where people go to buy and use the illegal drug crack

crackhouse

noun

a place where people buy and use the illegal drug crack

dependence

noun

the fact that someone is addicted to a drug or to alcohol

drug abuse

noun

the use of illegal or dangerous drugs

drug czar

noun

an official employed by a national government to try to stop the trade in illegal drugs

drug squad

noun

the part of the police force whose job is to try to stop the trade in illegal drugs

fix

noun

an amount of a drug that someone feels they need to take regularly

flashback

noun

a sudden very clear memory of something that you experienced while under the influence of a drug

habit

noun

a physical need to do something regularly such as smoke cigarettes or take drugs

high

noun

a feeling produced by drugs or alcohol

hit

noun

an occasion when someone uses an illegal drug

hit

noun

the effect that an illegal drug has on someone who uses it

hookah

noun

a pipe for smoking tobacco or drugs that has a long tube and pulls the smoke through a small container of water

joint

noun

a cigarette that contains cannabis

line

noun

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

mule

noun

someone who is paid to bring illegal drugs into a country by hiding them on or in their body

OD

noun

an overdose of a dangerous drug

overdose

noun

too much of a drug that someone takes at one time

pill

noun

an illegal drug that you swallow

possession

noun

the crime of owning something illegal, for example drugs or weapons

reefer

noun

a cigarette containing the drug cannabis

rehab

noun

the process of helping someone to give up drugs or alcohol

rehabilitate

verb

to help someone to give up drugs or alcohol, so that they can return to a healthy, independent, and useful life

re-up

noun

a new supply of illegal drugs for someone to sell

roach

noun

the end of a cigarette containing marijuana

rush

noun

a strong feeling of pleasure that people get after taking some types of drugs

shooting gallery

noun

a place where people use illegal drugs by injecting them

solvent abuse

noun

the dangerous habit of breathing in the gas from substances like glue in order to feel good

spliff

noun

a cigarette made with cannabis (=an illegal drug)

street value

noun

the price of something illegal, especially drugs

substance abuse

noun

the practice of drinking too much alcohol or of taking illegal drugs

tab

noun

a tablet containing an illegal drug, especially LSD

toke

noun

an act of breathing in smoke from a cigarette or pipe containing cannabis

tracks

noun

marks left by a needle on the skin of someone who uses illegal drugs

trip

noun

a strange experience that someone has because they have taken a powerful illegal drug

water pipe

noun

a hookah

withdrawal

noun

a period during which someone feels ill because they have stopped taking a drug or other substance that they are addicted to

withdrawal symptoms

noun

the unpleasant physical and mental effects suffered by someone who stops taking a substance that they are addicted to, especially a drug

that’s the drink/drugs etc talking

used for saying that someone is saying something only because they have had too much alcohol to drink, have taken drugs etc

the deep web

a part of the Internet that cannot be accessed with conventional browsers or search tools, often used for illegal activity

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digital hermit

a person who avoids using modern technologies like e-mail or the Internet

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