General Drug Slang

This list covers slang terms associated with the use of popular drugs and alcohol; street names of these drugs will not be included on this list unless they also describe other aspects of use.

Person Who Uses Drugs Heavily

Addict, burnout, dopehead, doper, druggie, fiend, hophead, junkie, stoner, user, zombie

Person Who Sells Drugs Illegally

Cooker, dealer, dope peddler, dummy man, hookup, mad hatter, middleman, mule, pill lady, plug, potrepreneur, pump, pusher, source


Bag, bent, dependence, hang-up, hook(ed), jones(ing), kick, monkey on your back, strung out, substance use disorder


Around the turn (after a period of withdrawal), cold turkey (completely stopping drug use), clucking, detox, DT’s, jonesing, shakes, super-flu

Alcohol Slang

Someone Who Drinks To Excess

Alcoholic, boozer, drinker, drunk, drunkard, drunken, heavy drinker, inebriate, problem drinker

Under The Influence

Addled, badgered, bashed, besotted, bibulous, blasted, blind, blitzed, blotto, bombed, boozy, canned, cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered, high, impaired, inebriate, intoxicated, juiced, lit, lit up, loaded, looped, oiled, pickled, pie-eyed, pished, pissed, plastered, potted, ripped, sloshed, smashed, sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stewed, stiff, stinking, stoned, tanked, tiddly, tight, tipsy, wasted, wet, wiped out, zonked


Chaser, double, dram, dumpy, half, measure, nip, pint, shot, stubby, tallboy, tumbler


Slang For Users

Airhead, blazer, bong rat, dankhead, doper, druggie, ent, hash head, herbalist, herbivore, kieffer, pothead, smoker, stoner, stonette, toker, weedhead

Under The Influence

Baked, blazed, blitzed, blown, blown out, blunted, bread, burned, caned, crossfaded (when also drunk), crunched, crunk (when also drunk), dankrupt, faded, flame-broiled, geeked, high, high as a kite, keyed, krunked, lifted, lit, lit up, ripped, sloppy, smoked, stoned, zoned


Blunt (cigar stuffed with marijuana), bowl, bong, bubbler, doobie, fatty, gravity bong, J, jay, joint (wrapping paper and marijuana), left-handed cigarette, one-hitter, percolator, piece, pipe, rig, roach, spliff, vape, water pipe

Fentanyl Slang

Fentanyl Mixed With Other Drugs

Birria (Fentanyl and Heroin), Chiva Loca (Fentanyl and Heroin), Facebook (Fentanyl and Heroin in pill form), Dirty Fentanyl (Fentanyl and Cocaine), Takeover (Fentanyl and Cocaine)

Using Fentanyl

Apache, blues, blue diamond, china girl, china white, fent, friend, fuf, gray death, lollipop, jackpot, murder 8, white girl

Ecstacy Slang

Slang For Users

Cuddle puddle (multiple users), e-puddle (multiple users), peeper, pill face, thizz face

Under The Influence

Blown up, buzzed, dosed, faced, faced out, flipping, loved up, peaking, rolling, roll balls, smacked, spun


Slang For Users

Boogahead, cokehead, coke hound, cokey, cokie, hardliner, snowblower, snow bird, snow bunny

Using Cocaine

Bipping (snorting coke and heroin), blow blue, blow coke, crisscrossing (snorting coke and heroin), do a line, do a rail, freebase, go skiing, hit a wack, hitting the slopes, ride the rails, snort


Bump, brick, hit, key bump, eightball, kilo, line, rail

Crack Cocaine

Slang For Users

Base head, binger, chaser, closet baser, cluck, cracker jack, dope fiend, garbage head, geeker, gick monster, klingon, nickelonians, pipero, puller, toucher

Using Crack

Basing, blast, chasing, freebasing


Crack pipe, crystal ship, devil’s d**k, glass d**k, pookie, rock pipe, stem, straight shooter, whistle



Channel swimmer, chipper (occasional user), cotton shooter, hype, jolly popper (occasional user), junkie, junker, poison people, schmecker, sleepwalker

Using Heroin

Blow, chase the dragon, cooking (preparing heroin for injection), cook down, crangbustin (chewing tobacco with heroin), getting well, give wings (teach someone to use), gravy, jack up, shoot, shoot up

Crystal Methamphetamine


Cranker, cranker man, geeker, jibhead, meth head, meth maggot, meth monster, smack head, speed freak, tweaker

Using Meth

Blow clouds, clouds, smokin rain, tweaking, twirling


Booger pipe, bowlo, bubble, chalet, glass rose, jib whistle, monkey crusher, oil burner, peezo, pelo, pipa, pookie, shwok, twizzal stick

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Codeine Slang

Using Codeine

Captain Cody, dirty sprite, lean, Purple dranks, purple tonic, purpp, schoolboy, sip-sip, sizzurp, syrup, Texas tea

Under The Influence

Dexing, faded, leaning, robotripping, slumped, tussin.

PCP (Phencyclidine)


Dipper head, duster, dusthead, sherm head

Using PCP

Bust a heemi, dusting, getting wet, ghost busting, space basing (pcp and crack cocaine), space blasting (pcp and crack cocaine)

Under The Influence

Dusted, gacked out, stained on the hardware, wet