Green’s Dictionary of Slang

drive n.

[SE drive, energy, intensity]

(US drugs) a thrill, a feeling of excitement, esp. after using narcotics.

[US]C. Samolar ‘Argot of the Vagabond’ in AS II:9 390: To get a drive out of anything is to get a thrill or ‘kick’.
[US]Irwin Amer. Tramp and Und. Sl. 67: Drive. – A thrill. Formerly that exhilaration derived from narcotics; now, any temporary pleasure or uplift of spirit.
[US]N. Algren Man with the Golden Arm 58: Man, their eyes when that big drive hits ’n goes tinglin’ down to the toes.
[US]‘William Lee’ Junkie (1966) 26: Take two strips of benny and two goof balls. They get down there and have a fight. It’s a good drive.
[US]Wentworth & Flexner DAS 34/2: big drive, the A large or comparatively pure injection of narcotoics.
[US]Ragen & Finston World’s Toughest Prison 797: drive – A thrill.

In phrases

get a drive on (v.)

(US campus) to make a joke at someone else’s expense.

[US]W.C. Gore Student Sl. in Cohen (1997) 19: get a drive on one To make a joke at another’s expense.