a method of smoking heroin.
that skag heads been chasing the dragon for years1
(1) "Chasing the dragon" is a method of smoking opium (opium is often referred to as a dragon in asian cultures). The opium is heated on some kind of metal and a fine line of smoke evolves from the heated drug. This smoke is now to be "chased" (meaning breathed in), often through a small tube, like a straw.
(2) Also used to describe a similar method of smoking other drugs (heroine, crack, etc)
In many cultures it is common to chase the dragon every day.
Originally, a phrase refering to the smoking of opiate drugs.
How long have youbeen chasing the dragon?
Used by Steely Dan in the song "Time out of mind"
"Tonight when I chase the dragon the water may change to cherry wine. And the silver will turn to gold, time out of mind."
Chasing the dragon is smoking heroin off the silver foil usually found in gum wrappers.
aka. puff the magic dragon
Bushama chased the dragon in an oval room