addiction to drugs.
substance abuse involving drugs.
drug abuse n.
Habitual use of drugs to alter one’s mood, emotion, or state of consciousness.
noun 1. a person who is addicted to a narcotic. noun 1. any person who is abnormally dependent on narcotic drugs See addiction
- Drug bust
noun the arrest of persons involved with illegal drugs and seizure of the drugs by law enforcement officers
- Drug baron
noun 1. the head of an organization that deals in illegal drugs noun a person who runs an organization dealing in illegal substances; also called drug lord
adjective Drug-using; narcotic-addicted: None of that hippy-dippy, war-protesting, free-loving, drug-chugging stuff for him [1990s+; fr drug plus chug, ”drink, gulp”]