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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


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

Brand Name

Generic Name

Street Names

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


Drug Type

Street Names

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
Blind Squid, Cat Valium, Green, Jet, K, K-Hold, Kay, Special K, Super Acid, Vitamin K
Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Kat, Oat, Qat
Biak-biak, Herbal Speedball, Ithang, Kahyam, Ketum, Thom
LSD (D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)
Acid, Blotter, Dots, Sugar Cubes, Yellow Sunshine
Big Chief, Blue Caps, Buttons, Cactus, Mescal, Moon, San Pedro, Topi
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
Black Button, Cactus, Green Button, Half Moon, Nubs, Shaman, Tops
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
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
Crack Cocaine
Crack, Dice, Garbage, Grit, Hail, Moon Rocks, Nuggets, Sleet, Sugar Block, Tornado, Trash, Trey, Yam, Yay
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
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
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


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


Generic Name

Brand Name

Street Names

Suboxone®, Subutex® Big Whites, Buse, Oranges, Small Whites, Sobos, Stops, Strips, Sub, Subs
Captain Cody, Cody, Little C, Schoolboy
Codeine With Promethazine
Phenergan®-Codeine Syrup Act, Lean, Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Texas Tea
Actiq®, Sublimaze® Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT
Lortab®, Norco®, Vicodin® Bananas, Dro, Fluff, Hydros, Tabs, Vikes, V-itamin, Watson-387, 357s
Dilaudid®, Exalgo® D, Dillies, Footballs, Juice, Smack
Demerol® Demmies, Pain Killer
Dolophine®, Methadose® Amidone, Dollies, Dolls, Fizzies, Mud, Red Rock, Tootsie Roll
Duramorph®, MS Contin® God’s Drug, M, Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White Stuff
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
Opana® Biscuits, Blue Heaven, Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs
Darvocet®, Darvon® Footballs, N’s, Pink Footballs, Pinks, Yellow Footballs, 65s
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
Barbs, Red Birds, Reds, Yellows, Yellow Jackets


Drug Type

Drug Name

Street Names

Adderall®, Dexedrine® Addies, Bennies, Black Beauties, Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Speed, Truck Drivers, Uppers
Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft® Bottled Smiles, Happy Pill, Miracle Drug, Wonder Drug
Diet Pills
Phentermine, Adipex® Crank, Fastin, Fen-Phen, Speed
Concerta® JIF, MPH, Pineapple, Skippy
Ritalin® Kibbles and Bits, R-Ball, The Smart Drug, Vitamin R
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.