A narcotic that is considered relatively strong and likely to cause addiction(noun)
WordNet. Princeton University. 2010.
Use "hard drug" in a sentence
"Unlike lack of information or incessant marketing cues, which lead to unwitting or culturally-assisted self-sabotage, food addiction—like other forms of compulsive self-sabotage such as smoking, drinking, and even hard drug abuse—is fed by much stronger roots: your biochemistry and emotions intertwined."