In school we learn that if you want to express someone is consuming drugs you say they are taking drugs. In some rap songs however, the phrase doing drugs is used. Is there a difference in meaning between those two phrases or are they similar?
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Doing drugs is almost always applied to indicate recurring recreational/illicit drug use.
Taking drugs is used for that case, but also covers non-recurring and medical drug usage as well.
You're not "doing drugs" if Aderall is part of your medical treatment for ADHD. You might be described as "doing drugs" if you regularly take Aderall for recreational purposes.