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NOTE: Illegal Drugs

do (informal), experiment with, take, try, use ~ The minister confessed to having experimented with cannabis in her youth.

be/get high on ~ They committed the crime while high on drugs.

be addicted to, be dependent on, be/get hooked on, be on (informal)~ He seemed to be on acid most of the time.

be/come off ~ He's tried several times to come off cocaine.

possess ~ arrested on charges of possessing narcotics

deal (in), sell, smuggle, supply, traffic (in) ~The country imposes the death penalty for trafficking in marijuana.

seize ~ The heroin seized has an estimated street value of £600 000.

~ abuse, addiction, consumption, use Cannabis consumption has increased sharply.

~ habit, problem She allegedly has a $500-a-day coke habit.

~ overdose Heroin overdose is a major cause of death among heroin users.

~ addict, user~ dealer, trafficker, smuggler~ production, smuggling, trade, trafficking The authorities have been accused of active involvement in the narcotics trade.

addiction to, dependence on, use of ~ the use of cocaine

trade in ~ measures to combat the trade in narcotics