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Drug Street Names

Many substances are discussed or sold illicitly under different drug street names. Some drugs share nicknames, as they share a chemical similarity.

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Glossary Of Drug Street Names

Benzodiazepines

Also known as Bars, Benzos, Blues, Chill Pills, Downers, Nerve Pills, Planks, Tranks, and Zannies.

Brand Name

Generic Name

Street Names

Ativan®
Lorazepam Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
Halcion®
Triazolam Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
Klonopin®
Clonazepam K, K-Pin, Pin, Super Valium
Librium®
Chlordiazepoxide Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
Rohypnol®
Flunitrazepam Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill, La Rocha, Lunch Money, Mind Eraser, Roofies
Valium®
Diazepam Eggs, Jellies, Moggies, Vallies
Xanax®
Alprazolam Bars, Footballs, French Fries, Ladders, School Bus, Xan, Xannies, Z-Bars

Hallucinogens

Drug Type

Street Names

Ayahuasca
Aya, Hoasca, Yagé
DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine)
Dimitri, The Rogan, The Spirit Molecule
GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric)
Date Rape Drug, G, Geeb, Georgia Home Boy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid E
Ketamine
Blind Squid, Cat Valium, Green, Jet, K, K-Hold, Kay, Special K, Super Acid, Vitamin K
Khat
Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Kat, Oat, Qat
Kratom
Biak-biak, Herbal Speedball, Ithang, Kahyam, Ketum, Thom
LSD (D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
Acid, Blotter, Dots, Sugar Cubes, Yellow Sunshine
Mescaline
Big Chief, Blue Caps, Buttons, Cactus, Mescal, Moon, San Pedro, Topi
Mushrooms
Alice, Boomers, Caps, Magic Mushrooms, Mushies, Pizza Toppings, Shrooms, Tweezes
PCP (Phencyclidine)
Angel, Angel Dust, Dust, Purple Rain, Rocket Fuel, Stardust, Water, Yellow Fever, Zombie
Peyote
Black Button, Cactus, Green Button, Half Moon, Nubs, Shaman, Tops
Psilocybin
Little Smoke, Magic Mushrooms, Purple Passion, Shrooms
Salvia Divinorum
Diviner’s Sage, Magic Mint, Maria Pastora, Sally-D
Synthetic Cathinones
Bath Salts, Bliss, Cloud Nine, Flakka, Lunar Wave, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning

Illicit Drugs

Common Name

Other Names

Black Tar Heroin
Chiva, Mexican Black Tar Heroin, Mexican Tar
Cocaine
Aunt Nora, Batman, Big C, Big Rush, Blow, Candy, Charlie, Coca, Coke, Colombia, Crack, Pearl, Powder, Rail, Snow, Stardust, Stash, White Girl
Cocaine With Heroin
Speedball
Crack Cocaine
Crack, Dice, Garbage, Grit, Hail, Moon Rocks, Nuggets, Sleet, Sugar Block, Tornado, Trash, Trey, Yam, Yay
Heroin
Black Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Brown Crystal, Brown Rhine, Brown Sugar, Brown Tape, China White, Dope, Dragon, The Dragon, H, He, Horse, Junk, Mud, Number 3, Number 4, Number 8, Sack, Scat, Skag, Skunk, Smack
Marijuana
420, Bud, Broccoli, Cheeba, Chronic, Dope, Flower, Ganja, Grass, Green, Hash, Herb, Hot Stick, Jane, Jay, Jolly Green, Mary Jane, Pot, Roach, Reefer, Skunk, Smoke, Trees, Weed
MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly)
Adam, Beans, Candy, Clarity, Dancing Shoes, Disco Biscuits, E, E-Bomb, Egg Rolls, Eve, Happy Pills, Lover’s Speed, Peace, Rolls, Smartees, The Vowel, Vitamin E, Vitamin X
Methamphetamine
Chalk, Christina, Cookies, Crank, Cream, Crystal, Crystal Meth, Ice, Meth, No Doze, No Stop, Pookie, Rocket Fuel, Scooby Snacks, Speed, Trash, Tweek, Wash, White Cross
Synthetic Marijuana
Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Genie, K2, Moon Rocks, Spice, Zohai

Inhalants 

Chemical Compound

Street Names

Amyl Nitrate
Ames, Amies, Amys, Pearls, Poppers
Isobutyl Nitrate
Aroma of Men, Bolt, Bullet, Climax, Hardware, Locker Room, Poppers, Quicksilver, Rush, Snappers, Thrust
Nitrous Oxide
Buzz Bomb, Hippie Crack, Laughing Gas, Whippets

Opioids

Generic Name

Brand Name

Street Names

Buprenorphine
Suboxone®, Subutex® Big Whites, Buse, Oranges, Small Whites, Sobos, Stops, Strips, Sub, Subs
Codeine
Captain Cody, Cody, Little C, Schoolboy
Codeine With Promethazine
Phenergan®-Codeine Syrup Act, Lean, Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Texas Tea
Fentanyl
Actiq®, Sublimaze® Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT
Hydrocodone
Lortab®, Norco®, Vicodin® Bananas, Dro, Fluff, Hydros, Tabs, Vikes, V-itamin, Watson-387, 357s
Hydromorphone
Dilaudid®, Exalgo® D, Dillies, Footballs, Juice, Smack
Meperidine
Demerol® Demmies, Pain Killer
Methadone
Dolophine®, Methadose® Amidone, Dollies, Dolls, Fizzies, Mud, Red Rock, Tootsie Roll
Morphine
Duramorph®, MS Contin® God’s Drug, M, Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White Stuff
Oxycodone
OxyContin® 30s, As, Berries, Blues, Blueberries, Hillbilly Heroin, Ms, O.C., Oxy, Oxycet, Oxycotton, Ozone, Roxy
Percocet® Ercs, Greenies, Kickers, M-30s, Percs, Rims, Tires, Wheels, 512s
Oxymorphone
Opana® Biscuits, Blue Heaven, Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs
Propoxyphene
Darvocet®, Darvon® Footballs, N’s, Pink Footballs, Pinks, Yellow Footballs, 65s
Tramadol
Ultram® Chill Pills, Trammies, Ultras

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Over-the-Counter Drugs

Drug Name

Street Names

Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine®)
Dime, Dime Tabs, Substance D
DXM (Dextromethorphan)
Dex, Dextro, Drix, Poor Man’s Ecstasy, Red Devils, Robo, Robotripping, Triple C, Tussin, X
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed®)
Chalk, Crank, Meth, Speed

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Sleeping Pills

Drug Name

Street Names

Ambien®, Lunesta®, Sonata®
Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, Roofies, Roofinol, Rope, Rophies
Amytal®
Barbs, Red Birds, Reds, Yellows, Yellow Jackets

Stimulants

Drug Type

Drug Name

Street Names

Amphetamine
Adderall®, Dexedrine® Addies, Bennies, Black Beauties, Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Speed, Truck Drivers, Uppers
Antidepressants
Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft® Bottled Smiles, Happy Pill, Miracle Drug, Wonder Drug
Diet Pills
Phentermine, Adipex® Crank, Fastin, Fen-Phen, Speed
Methylphenidate
Concerta® JIF, MPH, Pineapple, Skippy
Ritalin® Kibbles and Bits, R-Ball, The Smart Drug, Vitamin R
Steroids
Nandrolone, Testosterone Arnolds, Gym Candy, Juice, Muscle Builders, Pumpers, Roids, Stackers, Weight Gainers
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It Doesn’t Matter What They’re Called

Drugs have many names. Part of the reason for that is because the people who use them often want to hide what they’re doing. The answer to why they might want to do that is no secret: drugs can be illegal, harmful, and addictive. If you or a loved one might be struggling with problematic substance use, don’t get lost in the particulars. Get help now. Contact a treatment provider to take the next step.

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