Drug and Alcohol Slang Terms

Alcohol and popular drugs have accrued numerous slang terms throughout their use. The more popular the substance, the more slang is associated with them.

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    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, potrepreneur, pump, pusher, source

    Addiction

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

    Withdrawal

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

    Alcohol

    Someone who Drinks to Excess

    Alcoholic, boozer, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunk, drunkard, drunken, heavy drinker, inebriate, problem drinker, tippler, spirituous

    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

    Amounts

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

    Marijuana

    User

    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, caramelyzed, crossfaded (when also drunk), crunched, crunk (when also drunk), dankrupt, faded, flame-broiled, geeked, high, high as a kite, hurt, in like Flint, keyed, krunked, lifted, lit, lit up, low, out of one’s element, pot-head, red, ripped, sketch, skunt, sloppy, smoked, stoned, strunk, stuck, tall, zoned

    Paraphernalia

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

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      Ecstacy

      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

      Cocaine

      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

      Amounts

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

      Crack Cocaine

      Users

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

      Using Crack

      Basing, blast, chasing, freebasing

      Paraphernalia

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

      Heroin

      Users

      Channel swimmer, chipper (occasional user), cotton shooter, dinosaurs (users in their 40s or 50s), 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

      Users

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

      Using Meth

      Blow clouds, clouds, smokin rain, tweaking, twirling

      Paraphernalia

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

      PCP (phencyclidine)

      Users

      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

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