, 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
He seemed to be on acid most of the time.
be/come off ~
He's tried several times to come off cocaine.
arrested on charges of possessing narcotics
deal (in), sell, smuggle, supply, traffic (in) ~
The country imposes the death penalty for trafficking in marijuana.
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.
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