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 Teen Drug Slang

What are some of the comon slang terms for drugs? This list will help break down some of the common lingo or street names for substances. 


Alcohol

Read more about our alcohol treatment program. 

Drug Slang - Alcohol

Slang for Alcohol:

  • Booze
  • Juice
  • Sauce
  • Brew
  • Suds
  • Liquid Courage
  • Hard Stuff
  • Hooch
  • Moonshine
  • Vino
  • Draft
  • Firewater

Adderall

Read more about our adderall abuse treatment.

Drug Slang - Adderall

Slang for Adderall:

  • Abby
  • Addy's
  • Amps
  • A-bombs
  • Beans
  • Bennies
  • Black Beauties
  • Blue Pil
  • Christmas Trees
  • Copilots
  • Dexies
  • Diet Coke
  • Double Trouble
  • Kiddy Coke
  • Lid Poppers
  • Orange Panther
  • Pep Pills
  • Speed
  • Study Buddies
  • Red Dexies
  • Red Pep
  • Smart Pills
  • Smarties
  • Speed Skipping [Ecstasy and Adderall]
  • Study Skittles
  • Wake-ups
  • Truck Drivers
  • The A Train
  • The Orange Dragon
  • Uppers
  • Vyvanse
  • Zing

Amphetamine

See Adderall®, Benzedrine®

Drug Slang - Amphetamine

Slang for Amphetamine:

  • Bennies
  • Benny
  • Black Beauties
  • Crank
  • Crosses
  • Flour
  • Ice
  • Geeked Up
  • Hearts
  • LA Turnaround
  • Pepper
  • Speed
  • Truck Drivers
  • Tweaking
  • Uppers

Bath Salts

See Synthetic Cathinones


 Barbiturates

Pentobarbital (Nembutal®), phenobarbital (Luminal®)

Drug Slang - Barbiturates

Slang for Barbiturates:

  • Barbs
  • Bartbitual
  • Block Busters
  • Christmas Trees
  • Goof Balls
  • Pinks
  • Red Devlis
  • Reds & Blues
  • Phennies
  • Red Birds
  • Reds
  • Tooies
  • Yellow Jackets
  • Yellow

Benzodiazepines

See alprazolam (Xanax®)
See chlorodiazepoxide (Limbitrol®)
See diazepam (Valium®)
Lorazepam (Ativan®)
See triazolam (Halicon®)

Drug Slang - Benzodiazepine

Slang for Benzodiazepines:

  • Benzos
  • Candy
  • Clono
  • Downers
  • Sleeping Pills
  • Snowballin
  • Tranks
  • Blues

 Cocaine

Drug Slang - Cocaine

Slang for Cocaine:

  • Base
  • Baseball
  • Bernice
  • Blow
  • Booger Sugar
  • Bump
  • C
  • Candy
  • Charlie
  • Coca
  • Cocos
  • Cola
  • Coke
  • Crack
  • Dust
  • Eight Ball
  • Flake
  • Kilo
  • Line
  • llello
  • Nose Candy
  • Pearl
  • Powder
  • Rail
  • Rock
  • Soda Cot
  • Stash
  • Sniff
  • Snow
  • Sneeze
  • Toot
  • White
  • White Lady
  • Yak
  • Yayo
  • ZipZop

Codeine

Similar to Dextromethorphan and Over-the-counter Drugs

Promethazine

Drug Slang - Codeine


Slang for Codeine:

  • Barre
  • Bo
  • Captain Cody
  • Cody
  • Lean
  • Schoolboy
  • Sizzurp
  • Purple Drank
  • Purple Potion 
  • Parmason
  • Cheratussin
  • With glutethimide: Doors & Fours, Loads, Pancakes and Syrup
  • Codeine and Cough Syrup: Pancakes & Syrup

Crack Cocaine

Drug Slang - Crack Cocaine

Slang for Crack Cocaine

  • Crack
  • Rock
  • Base
  • Sugar Block
  • Rox/Roxanne

Crystal Meth

See Methamphetamine


 Depressants

See Barbiturates
See Benzodiazepines
See GHB
See Rohypnol


DXM (Dextromethorphan)

See over-the-counter drugs


 Fentanyl

Drug Slang - Fentanyl

Slang for Fentanyl

  • Apache
  • China Girl
  • China White
  • Dance Fever
  • Friend
  • Goodfella
  • Jackpot
  • Murder 8
  • Opes
  • Tango & Cash
  • TNT

GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid)

Drug Slang - GHB

Slang for GHB:

  • Blowout
  • Bruno Mars
  • Cherry Meth
  • Easy Lay
  • Everclear
  • Fantasy
  • G-riffick
  • G
  • GBL
  • GBH
  • Georgia Home Boy
  • Goop
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Hallucinogens
  • Liquid Ecstasy
  • Liquid X
  • Monkey Juice
  • Roofie
  • Salty Water
  • Soap
  • Scoop

Hallucinogens

See LSD, MDMA, Synthetic Marijuana, Ketamine, Peyote, Mescaline, Psilocybin

Psychedelic

Slang for Hallucinogens

  • Acid
  • Blotter
  • Blotter Acid
  • Cubes
  • Doses
  • Fry
  • Medatippin
  • Mind Candy
  • Mushrooms
  • Salvia
  • Shrooms
  • Special K
  • STP
  • X
  • XTC

 Heroin

Learn more about our teenage heroin treatment

Drug Slang - Heroin

Slang for Heroin:

  • Balloon
  • Black Tar
  • Big H
  • Boy
  • Bundle
  • Brown Cocaine
  • Brown sugar
  • Captain Jack
  • Chapapote
  • Cheese (Heroin cut with cold medicines)
  • China White
  • Chinese Rock
  • Chiva
  • Dilaudid
  • Dirt
  • Diesel
  • Dragon (Chasing the dragon)
  • Dope, H
  • Duji
  • Fine China
  • Golden Brown
  • Hezzer
  • Horse
  • Junk
  • Mexican Brown
  • Montega
  • Mud
  • Scag
  • Skag
  • Smackhead
  • Speedball (Heroin and Cocaine)
  • Skunk
  • Smack
  • Thunder
  • White Horse
  • Woolie (weed and heroin)

With OTC cold medicine and antihistamine: Cheese


Hydrocodone

Drug Slang - Hydrocodone

Slang for Hydrocodone:

  • Dones
  • Droco
  • Hydros
  • Lemonade
  • Tab
  • Vike
  • Watson-387

Hydromorphone

Drug Slang - Hydromorphone

Slang for Hydromorphone:

  • D
  • Dillies
  • Footballs
  • Juice
  • Needle Candy
  • Smack

Inhalants

Learn more about inhalant abuse treatment

Drug Slang - Inhalants

Slang for Inhalants:

  • Air Blast
  • Bagging
  • Bold
  • Bullet Bolt
  • Chorming
  • Discorama
  • Glading
  • Glad
  • Gluey
  • Heart-on
  • Highball
  • Hippie Crack
  • Honey Oil
  • Huff
  • Laughing Gas
  • Medusa
  • Moon Gas
  • Nitrous
  • Oz
  • Poor Man's Pot
  • Poppers
  • Rush
  • Satan's Secret
  • Snappers
  • Spray
  • Texas Shoe Shine
  • Thrust
  • Tolly
  • Toncho
  • Whip it
  • Whiteout
  • Whippets

K2/Spice

See Synthetic Cannabinoids


Ketamine

Drug Slang - Ketamine

Slang for Ketamine:

  • Barry Farrell
  • Bifter
  • Cat Food
  • Cat Valium
  • Donkey
  • Vat Tranquilizers
  • K
  • Special K
  • Vitamin K
  • Ket
  • Green K
  • Super C
  • Super Acid
  • Special La Coke
  • Jet
  • Jet K
  • Purple
  • Kit Kat
  • Kitty Flip
  • Honey Oil
  • Wobble
  • Wonky
  • Vat Tranquilizers

Khat

Drug Slang - Khat

Slang for Khat:

  • Abyssian Tea
  • African Salad
  • Catha
  • Methcathinone
  • Chat
  • Kat
  • Oat

LSD

Learn more about our LSD treatment

Drug Slang - LSD

Slang for LSD:

  • A
  • Alice
  • Acid
  • Battery Acid
  • Biddie
  • Black Magic (w/ Cocaine)
  • Blotter
  • Blue Heaven
  • Blue Cheer
  • Candyflip
  • California Sunshine
  • CID
  • Cubes
  • Dots
  • Doses
  • El Cid
  • Frying
  • Frames
  • Gel
  • Mad Hatter
  • Microdot
  • Mellow Yellow
  • L
  • Looney Toons
  • Lucy
  • Lucy in the sky with diamonds (LSD)
  • Paper
  • Pencil
  • Purple Haze
  • Sidney
  • Strip
  • Superman
  • Sunny D
  • Tabs
  • Tree Bark
  • Trippin'
  • Windowpane
  • Yellowsunshine

Marijuana (cannabis)

Learn more about teen marijuana treatment

Drug Slang - Marijuana

Slang for Marijuana

  • Aunt Mary
  • Bc Bud
  • Blazed
  • Blunt
  • Bud
  • Chronic
  • Cheeba
  • Dope
  • Esh
  • Flower
  • Ganja
  • Grass
  • Green
  • Frop
  • Hash
  • Hay
  • Herb
  • Hydro
  • Icky Sticky
  • Indo
  • Joint
  • J
  • Jane Monta
  • Kif
  • Kush
  • Lye
  • Marijuana
  • Mary
  • Mary Jane
  • MJ
  • Mota
  • Pakalolo
  • Pot
  • Purple Haze
  • Reefer
  • Sinsemilla
  • Skunk
  • Smoke
  • Stems
  • Teen Spirit
  • Toke
  • Trees
  • Wids
  • Weed
  • Yerba

Hashish: Boom, Gangster, Hash, Hemp, THC


 Meperidine (Demerol)

Drug Slang - Meperidine

Slang for Meperidine:

  • Demmies 
  • Pain Killer

MDMA

Learn more about MDMA and ecstasy abuse

Drug Slang - MDMA

Slang for MDMA and Ecstasy 

  • Adam
  • Beans
  • Bombs
  • Candy
  • Clarity
  • Dancing Shoes
  • Disco Biscuits
  • Drop
  • Dumbo
  • Ecstasy
  • Eve
  • E
  • Go
  • Goog
  • Happy Pill
  • Hug
  • Hug Drug
  • Lover's Speed
  • Love Drug
  • Malcolm X
  • Molly
  • Moon Rocks
  • Peace
  • Pingaz
  • Pingers
  • Rolls
  • Rolling
  • Scooby Snacks
  • Smarties
  • Smacks
  • Thizz
  • Uppers
  • Vowels
  • X
  • X-Pills
  • XTC
  • Yokes

 


 Mescaline (peyote) 

Drug Slang - Mescaline

Slang terms for Mescaline or Peyote:

  • Buttons
  • Cactus
  • Love Flip (w/ Ecstasy)
  • Mesc
  • Mescapade
  • Microdot
  • Peyote

Methadone

(Dolophine®)

Methadone

Slang terms for Metadone:

  • Amidone
  • Fairy Liquid
  • Fizzies
  • Donuts
  • Halloween
  • Maria
  • Pastora
  • Salvia
  • Street Methadone
  • Wafer
  • With MDMA - Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Liquid Handcuffs (Long term addiction)

Methamphetamine

Learn more about crystal meth treatment

Drug Slang - Methamphetamine

Slang Terms for Methamphetamine

  • Amp
  • Batu
  • Begok
  • Bikers Coffee
  • Black Beauties
  • Chandelier
  • Chicken Feed
  • Cookines
  • Cristy
  • Crissy
  • Gak
  • Go-Go
  • Hiropon
  • Hubbers
  • Icehead
  • Mamph
  • Meth
  • Methlies Quick
  • No Doze
  • Poor Man’s Cocaine
  • Trash
  • Uppers
  • Vetana
  • Vidrio
  • Yaba
  • Yellow Bam
  • Crank
  • Chalk
  • Crystal
  • Dunk
  • Fire
  • Garbage
  • Glass
  • Go Fast
  • Ice
  • Meth
  • Methedrine
  • P
  • Rocket Fuel
  • Shard
  • Spin
  • Speed
  • Tina
  • Tweak
  • Steve Top
  • Shabu
  • Shards
  • Wazz
  • Whizz

Methylphenidate

(Concerta®, Ritalin®)

Drug Slang - Methylphenidate

Slang Terms for Methylphenidate (Concerta or Ritalin):

  • JIF
  • Johnny
  • MPH
  • R-ball
  • Skippy
  • The Smart Drug
  • Vitamin R

Morphine

Various brand names

Drug Slang - Morphine

Slang Terms for Morphine:

  • Dreamer
  • Emsel
  • First Line
  • God's Drug
  • Hows
  • Joy Juice
  • M
  • Miss Emma
  • Monkey
  • M.S.
  • Mister Blue
  • Morf
  • Morpho
  • Unkie
  • White Stuff

Mushrooms

See Psilocybin Mushrooms


Nicotine

Learn more about Teen Smoking on our treatment page:

Drug Slang - Nicotine

Slang Terms for Smoking/Nicotine Use:

  • Bogie
  • Cancer Stick
  • Cig
  • Ciggy
  • Chaw (Chewing Tobacco)
  • Copenhagen (Name Brand Chewing Tobacco)
  • Diggie (Chewing Tobacco)
  • Dip (Chewing Tobacco)
  • Durry
  • Lipper (Chewing Tobacco)
  • Spliff (w/ Marijuana)
  • Skoal (Name Brand Chewing Tobacco)
  • Stoge
  • Square
  • A Smoke

Opium

Drug Slang - Opium

Slang Terms for Opium:

  • Ah-pen-yen
  • Aunti
  • Aunti Emma
  • Big O
  • Black Pill
  • Chandoo
  • Chandu
  • Chinese Molasses
  • Chinese Tobacco
  • Dopium
  • Dover’s Powder
  • Dream Gun
  • Dream Stick
  • Dreams
  • Easing Powder
  • Fi-do-nie
  • Gee
  • God’s Medicine
  • Gondola
  • Goric
  • Great Tobacco
  • Guma
  • Hop/hops
  • Joy Plant
  • Midnight Oil
  • Mira
  • O
  • O.P.
  • Ope
  • Pen Yan
  • Pin Gon
  • Pox
  • Skee
  • Toxy
  • Toys
  • When-shee
  • Ze
  • Zero

Over-the-counter Cough/Cold Medicine

Learn more about dextromethorphan abuse and treatment

Drug Slang - Over The Counter

Slang terms for Cold Medicine or Cough Medicine:

  • CCC
  • Dex
  • Dexies
  • Drex
  • Drank
  • DXM
  • Gellie
  • Rojo
  • Red Devils
  • Poor Man's PCP
  • Poor Man's Ecstasy
  • Orange Crush
  • Robotripping
  • Robo
  • Triple C
  • Tussin
  • Velvet, Drank
  • Purple Drank
  • Seaworld
  • Skittles
  • Sizzurp

Oxycontin

See Oxycodone


 Oxycodone

(OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, and others)

Learn more about our treatment for oxycodone 

Drug Slang - Oxycodone

Slang Terms for Oxycodone, Percodan, Percocet and others:

  • Oxy
  • O.C.
  • O
  • Ox
  • Oxycotton
  • Oxy 80s
  • Blue
  • 512s
  • Kickers
  • Killers
  • Oxycet
  • Oxycotton
  • Oxy
  • Percs
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Percs
  • Roxy

Oxymorphone

(Opana®)

Slang Terms for Oxymorphone (Opana):

  • Biscuits
  • Blue Heaven
  • Blues
  • Mrs. O
  • Panda
  • O Bomb
  • Octagons
  • Stop Signs

Peyote & Mescaline

See Mescaline


PCP

Slang Terms for PCP:

  • Angel Dust
  • Angel Mist
  • Ashy Larry
  • Bionic (Marijuana w/ PCP)
  • Boat
  • Dippa (w/ Cigarette)
  • Dust
  • Embalming Fluid
  • Hog
  • Leak
  • Love Boat
  • Ozone
  • Peace Pill
  • Rocket Fuel
  • Superweed
  • Sherm (w/ Cigarette)
  • Wack
  • Wet (marijuana dipped in PCP)
  • Zombie weed

Psilocybin

Learn more about psychedelic mushroom use

Drug Slang - Psilocybin

Slang Terms for Psilocybin Mushrooms:

  • Boomers
  • Buttons
  • Blue Meanies
  • Caps
  • Cubes
  • God's Flesh
  • Lazers
  • Magic Mushrooms
  • Mushies
  • Magics
  • Psilly Billy
  • Purple Passion
  • Musk
  • Liberty Caps
  • Liberties
  • Little Smoke
  • Silly Putty
  • Simple Simon
  • Stemmies
  • Shrooms

Ritalin

Drug Slang - Ritalin

Slang Terms for Ritalin:

  • Diet Coke
  • R-ball
  • R pop
  • Rids
  • Rit
  • Rittys
  • Kiddie Cocaine
  • Kiddie Coke
  • Truck Drivers
  • Skippy
  • Skippy
  • Pineapple
  • Kibbles and Bits
  • Skittles
  • Smarties
  • Study Buddies
  • Poor Man’s Cocaine
  • Jif
  • Vitamin R

Rohypnol

Drug Slang - Rohypnol

Slang Terms for Rohypnol:

  • 542
  • Circles
  • Date Rape Drug
  • Forget Pill
  • Forget-Me Pill
  • La Rocha
  • Lunch Money
  • Mexican Valium
  • Mind Eraser
  • Pingus
  • R2
  • Reynolds
  • Rib
  • Roach
  • Roach 2
  • Roaches
  • Roachies
  • Roapies
  • Rochas Dos
  • Roofies
  • Rope
  • Rophies
  • Rowie
  • Row-Shay
  • Ruffies
  • Trip-and-Fall
  • Wolfies

Salvia Divinorum

Learn more about teenage salvia use

Slang Terms for Salvia Divinorum

  • Salvia
  • Ska Pastora
  • Croinch
  • Magic mint
  • Maria Pastora
  • Sally-D
  • Sapped
  • Shepherdess’s Herb
  • Diviner’s Sage
  • Mexican Sage

Sleep Medications

eszopiclone (Lunesta®), zaleplon (Sonata®), zolpidem (Ambien®)


 Steroids (anabolic)

Nandrolone (Oxandrin®), oxandrolone (Anadrol®), oxymetholone (Winstrol®), stanozolol (Durabolin®), testosterone cypionate (Depo-testosterone®)

Learn more about Teenage Steroid Abuse

Drug Slang - Steroids

Slang Terms for Steroids:

  • Juice
  • Gym Candy
  • Pumpers
  • Roids
  • Arnolds
  • Gear
  • Weight Gainers
  • Stackers

Synthetic Cannabinoids

Learn more about K2 and Synthetic Marijuana

Slang Terms for Synthetic Cannabinoids:

  • Black Mamba
  • Bliss
  • Bombay Blue
  • Dilaudid
  • Fake Weed
  • Fire
  • Garden Salad
  • Genie
  • Joker
  • K2
  • Kronic
  • Kush
  • K3 Drug
  • Moon Rocks
  • Spice
  • Spicy
  • Skunk
  • Smacked
  • Solar Flare
  • Synthetic Weed
  • Terraband
  • Yucatan
  • Yucatan Fire
  • Zohai

Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)

Learn more about emerging drug trends

Slang terms for Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts):

  • Bath-blow
  • Bloom
  • Bliss
  • Blue Silk
  • Bubbles
  • Cloud Nine
  • Cloud 9
  • Cosmic Blast
  • Drone
  • Energy-1
  • Gravel
  • Ivory Wave
  • Lunar Wave
  • Ocean Burst
  • Plant Feeder
  • Pure ivory
  • Purple wave
  • Red dove
  • Salting
  • Scarface
  • Snow leopard
  • Stardust
  • Vanilla Sky
  • White Lightning
  • White dove
  • White night
  • Wicked X

MDPV and Mephedrone: Meow meow, MCAT


 Vicodin

Learn more about our treatment for Vicodin addiction.

Drug Slang - Vicodin

Slang Terms for Vicodin:

  • Vikes
  • Vics
  • Vicos
  • Veeks
  • v-itamin
  • Hydros
  • Lorris
  • Fluff
  • Scratch
  • Norco
  • Idiot Pills
  • Tabs
  • Watsons
  • 357s
  • Triple V (Vodka, Valium, Vicodin)
  • V&V

Xanax

Learn more about our teen xanax abuse treatment.

Drug Slang - Xanax

Slang Terms for Xanax:

  • Xannies
  • Bars
  • Z-Bars
  • Zanbars
  • Xanbars
  • Handlebars
  • Planks
  • Bricks
  • Stix
  • Benzos
  • Blue Footballs
  • Upjohn
  • School Bus
  • Bicycle Parts
  • Yellow Boys
  • White Boys
  • White Girls
  • Zan

 

Sources

Surgeon General's 2016 Facing Addiction in America

https://www.justice.gov/archive/ndic/pubs4/4769/

https://www.dea.gov/docs/drugs_of_abuse_2011.pdf


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