In the version of "Adventures of Huckleberry Finn" available on gutenberg.org here, this appears:
"she told him at last that if he didn't quit using around there"
Is the use of the word "using" here a mistake, or was that the actual original word used there?
If the latter, what does it mean? Is it an archaic term for "messing about" or rural Missouri slang for something else, or what?