abuse drugs

This page is about the collocation abuse drugs

collocation pattern: verb + noun


to use drugs in a way that's harmful to yourself or others

For example

  • Mario abused drugs for many years, but luckily he got some help and stopped.

  • Prescription drugs that relieve pain are being abused a lot these days.

A similar collocation is "abuse alcohol"

Quick Quiz

You're abusing drugs if

a. you're selling them to other people

b. you're telling people not to take them

c. you're being harmed by taking them

Contributor: Matt Errey