take drugs

idiom

: to use illegal drugs

Examples of take drugs in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Women who take drugs during pregnancy have been charged with child abuse or neglect, including in cases in which the drugs were legal; women who have miscarried after taking drugs have been charged with manslaughter, even homicide, even when no causal link was proved. Jia Tolentino, The New Yorker, 4 May 2024 Reducing stigma of drug user There's also a stigma of continuing to take drugs in smaller doses. Eduardo Cuevas, USA TODAY, 11 Jan. 2024 The clinicians focus on the underlying issues that led the students to take drugs, Brown said. Marcela Rodrigues, Dallas News, 16 Sep. 2023 Every recreational drug that a person could take was in his system … put on your thinking caps — what happens when people take drugs? St. John Barned-Smith, San Francisco Chronicle, 2 May 2023 Our hero and his friends at the Buckley School cruise the San Fernando Valley, watch movies, take drugs, hook up. Los Angeles Times, 11 Jan. 2023 The English actor Alan Rickman didn’t drink, or take drugs, to excess. Dwight Garner, New York Times, 17 Oct. 2022 In addition, Wiener plans to reintroduce legislation that would allow San Francisco and Oakland, both of which are experiencing increasing numbers of opioid overdoses, to experiment with safe-injection sites that would permit users to take drugs under supervision. Winston Gieseke, USA TODAY, 12 Nov. 2020 In addition to Iecanemab, patients may also need to take drugs that are still in development that tamp down inflammation or remove other aberrant proteins. Gary Stix, Scientific American, 27 Jan. 2023

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