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25 Dangerous Drugs and Their Street Names

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Knowing the street names of drugs can help you know when a loved one is living with addiction. When you realize they are talking about getting more of these substances, you can help them find treatment. Northpoint Washington offers medical detox and substance use treatment programs in Edmonds, Washington. Learn more by calling 888.450.2153 today.

Street Names for Dangerous Drugs: Uppers

Uppers, or stimulants, cause an increase in energy. They are very popular street drugs that help people stay up longer and party harder. Some people also use them as productivity aids. They use the energy they get from the drugs to work or study harder and for longer. Abusing stimulants comes with many short- and long-term consequences. Use this list to see if someone you know is using these dangerous drugs.

Street Names for Cocaine

  • Coke
  • Blow
  • Powder
  • Snow
  • Girl
  • White Lady
  • Nose Candy
  • Sniff
  • Yayo

Street Names for Crack

  • Rocks
  • Hard
  • Nuggets
  • Gravel
  • Grit
  • Black Rock

Adderall Street Names

  • Addy
  • Speed
  • Thundersticks
  • Pep Pills
  • Study Guides

Street Names for Ritalin

  • Vitamin R
  • Kiddie Coke
  • Rids
  • Smarties
  • Fake Coke

Meth Street Names

  • Crystal
  • Crystal Meth
  • Ice
  • Crank
  • Glass
  • Shards
  • Tina
  • Tweak

Street Names for Bath Salts

  • Flakka
  • Ivory Wave
  • Lunar Wave
  • Scarface
  • Bloom

Uppers are dangerous drugs that are popular among people living with addiction. However, they are not the only drugs people tend to turn to.

Dangerous Drug Street Names: Downers

Downers are the opposite of uppers. They suppress the body’s functions, which can lead to dangers, including overdose. The drugs that make up the current dangerous opioid epidemic are downers.

Common Street Names for Heroin

  • H
  • Horse
  • Boy
  • Dope
  • Dragon
  • Smack
  • Junk
  • Black Tar
  • Thunder
  • China White

Morphine Street Names

  • Salt and Sugar
  • Miss Emma
  • M
  • Emma
  • Morpho
  • Dreamer
  • God’s Drug

Desomorphine Street Names

  • Krokodil
  • Krok
  • Croc
  • Kroc
  • The Zombie Drug
  • Russian Magic
  • Poor Man’s Heroin

Street Names for Hydrocodone

  • Watsons (like the imprint on the pills)
  • 357’s
  • Norco
  • Tabs
  • Vicos
  • Lorris

Street Names for Oxycodone

  • Oxy
  • O
  • 512’s
  • Hillbilly Heroin
  • Roxy
  • OC 80’s

Opium Street Names

  • Poppies
  • Flowers
  • Dreams
  • Black Tar
  • Happiness
  • Chinese Tobacco
  • Dopium
  • Gum
  • Midnight Oil

Valium Street Names

  • V’s
  • Drunk Pills
  • Tranqs
  • Tranks
  • Valarie
  • Old Joes

Street Names for Klonopin

  • Kin
  • Pin
  • Pinni
  • Pinner
  • Chill Pill
  • Super Valium
  • Benzo
  • Bennie

Ketamine Street Names

  • Special K
  • K
  • Ketaset
  • Green
  • Kitty Valium

Xanax Street Names

  • Zany
  • Bar (A two-milligram pill)
  • Zany Bar
  • Football (A one-milligram pill)
  • Sticks (A two-milligram pill)
  • Rounds
  • School Bus

GHB Street Names

  • Georgia Home Boy
  • Grievous Bodily Harm
  • Liquid Ecstasy
  • Soap
  • G
  • Liquid

Street Names for Rohypnol

  • Rophies
  • Roofies
  • Forget Pill
  • Forget-Me Pill
  • Mexican Valium
  • Roach
  • Roapies
  • Ruffies
  • Wolfies
  • Roach 2
  • R2
  • Pingus

Of course, there are many street names for downers that are not listed here. Plus, there are other drugs that are not listed but are commonly abused.

Street Names for Drugs: Psychedelics and In-Betweens

The other drugs on this list don’t fall into any specific category. Like all drugs, they alter your state of consciousness. However, they have properties that make them significantly different from uppers or downers.

Marijuana Street Names

  • Pot
  • Weed
  • Dope
  • Kush
  • Dank
  • Nugs
  • Herb
  • Kind
  • Mary
  • Mary Jane
  • Reefer
  • Grass
  • Wax
  • Honey Oil
  • Shatter
  • Pens
  • Purp
  • Haze

LSD Street Names

  • Acid
  • Lucy
  • Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds
  • Doses
  • Dots
  • Blotter
  • Pane
  • Superman
  • Zen

Street Names for MDMA

  • Ecstasy
  • Molly
  • X
  • XTC
  • Beans
  • Adam
  • Rolls
  • Scooby Snacks
  • Skittles
  • Vitamin E
  • Vitamin X
  • Disco Biscuits
  • Candy
  • Happy Pills

Mescaline Street Names

  • Buttons
  • Cactus heads
  • Cactus buttons
  • Mesc
  • Mescal
  • Moon
  • Peyote
  • Topi

Street Names for Psilocybin

  • Shrooms
  • Boomers
  • Pizza toppers
  • Magic mushrooms
  • Silly putty
  • Fungi

Phencyclidine (PCP) Street Names

  • Angel Dust
  • Supergrass
  • Boat
  • Tic Tac
  • Zoom
  • Shermans

Street Names for Steroids

  • Andro
  • Juice
  • Gym Candy
  • Pumpers
  • Stackers
  • Tren
  • D-Bol

If you recognize your loved one using street names for drugs, it may be time to help them find addiction treatment.

Spot the Signs of Addiction with Northpoint Washington

Learning the street names for drugs can help you spot a potential addiction in your loved one. Northpoint Washington is here to help. Our team of professionals specializes in evidence-based treatments for substance misuse and addiction. We offer medical detox and inpatient programs. Contact us at 888.450.2153 today to learn more about how we can help you or your loved one find a better way forward.