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

    Benzodiazepines

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

    Brand Name

    Generic Name

    Street Names

    Ativan®
    lorazepamCandy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
    Halcion®
    triazolamCandy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
    Klonopin®
    clonazepamK, K-Pin, Pin, Super Valium
    Librium®
    chlordiazepoxideCandy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
    Rohypnol®
    flunitrazepamCircles, Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill, La Rocha, Lunch Money, Mexican Valium, Mind Eraser, Roofies, Wolfies
    Valium®
    diazepamEggs, Jellies, Moggies, Vallies
    Xanax®
    alprazolamBicycle Handle Bars, Footballs, Hulk, Ladders, School Bus, Xan, Xanies, Zan, Zannies, Zanbars, Z-Bars

    Hallucinogens

    Drug Type

    Street Names

    Ayahuasca
    Aya, Hoasca, Yagé
    DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine)
    Dimitri, The Spirit Molecule
    GHB (gamma-Hydroxybutyric)
    Date Rape Drug, G, Geeb, Georgia Home Boy, Gina, Goop, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid E, Liquid X, Scoop
    Ketamine
    Blind Squid, Cat Valium, Green, Jet, K, K-Hold, Kay, Special K, Super Acid, Vitamin K
    Khat
    Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Kat, Oat, Qat
    Kratom
    Biak-biak, Herbal Speedball, Ithang, Kahyam, Ketum, Thom
    LSD (D-lysergic acid diethylamide)
    Acid, Blotter, Dots, Electric Kool Aid, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Purple Haze, Sugar Cubes, Yellow Sunshine
    Mescaline
    Big Chief, Blue Caps, Buttons, Cactus, Mescal, Moon, San Pedro, Topi
    Mushrooms
    Alice, Boomers, Caps, Cow Patties, Fungus, Hongos, Magic, Magic Mushrooms, Mushies, Pizza Toppings, Shrooms, Tweezes
    PCP (phencyclidine)
    Angel, Angel Dust, Butt Naked, Dust, Purple Rain, Rocket Fuel, Stardust, Water, Wet, Yellow Fever, Zombie
    Peyote
    Black Button, Cactus, Green Button, Half Moon, Nubs, Shaman, Tops
    Psilocybin
    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
    Cocaine
    Aunt, Aunt Nora, Batman, Bazulco, Bernice, Bernie, Big C, Big Rush, Blow, Blowcaine, Bump, C, Candy, Charlie, Coca, Coke, Colombia, Crack, Dust, Flake, Gringa, Hubba, Line, Pearl, Powder, Rail, Rock, She, Snow, Stardust, Stash, White Girl
    Cocaine with Heroin
    Speedball
    Crack Cocaine
    Apple Jacks, Base, Ball, Black Rock, Blotter, Bopper, Chemical, Crack, Dice, Grit, Hail, Hard Rock, Kryptonite, Purple Caps, Nuggets, Rock, Rocks, Sleet, Sugar Block, Topo, Tornado, Trey, Yam, Yay
    Heroin
    Black, Black Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Black Eagle, Boy, Brown, Brown Crystal, Brown Rhine, Brown Sugar, Brown Tape, China White, Dope, Dope, Dragon, The Dragon, H, He, Horse, Junk, Mexican Brown, Mexican Mud, Mexican Horse, Mud, Number 3, Number 4, Number 8, Sack, Scat, Skag, Skunk, Smack, Snow, Snowball, Tar, White, White Nurse, White Lady, White Horse, White Girl, White Boy, White Stuff
    Marijuana
    420, Ashes, Atshitshi, Aunt Mary, Bammy, Baby Bhang, Blanket, Blunt, Bo-Bo, Bobo Bush, Bomber, Boom, Bud, Broccoli, Cheeba, Chronic, Cripple, Dagga, Dope, Dinkie Dow, Ding, Dona Juana, Dona Juanita, Flower, Flower Power, Flower Tops, Ganja, Gasper, Giggle Smoke, Giggle Weed, Good Giggles, Good Butt, Grass, Green, Hash, Herb, Hot Stick, Jane, Jay, Jolly Green, Jolly Green Giant, Joy Smoke, Joy Stick, MJ, 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, Malcolm, Malcolm X, Peace, Scooby Snacks, Smartees, The Vowel, Uppers, Vitamin E, Vitamin X, Vowel, X, XTC
    Methamphetamine
    Chalk, Christina, Cookies, Cotton Candy, Crank, Crystal, Crystal Meth, Dunk, Fire, Gak, Garbage, Glass, Go Fast, Go-Go Juice, 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

    Inhalants 

    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

    Opioids

    Generic Name

    Brand Name

    Street Names

    Buprenorphine
    Suboxone®, Subutex®Buse, Oranges, Sobos, Stops, Sub
    Codeine
    Captain Cody, Cody, Little C, Schoolboy
    Codeine with Promethazine
    Phenergan®-Codeine SyrupAct, Lean, Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Texas Tea
    Fentanyl
    Actiq®, Sublimaze®Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT
    Hydrocodone
    Lortab®, Norco®, Vicodin®Bananas, Dro, Fluff, Hydros, Tabs, Vikes, V-itamin, Watson-387, 357s
    Hydromorphone
    Dilaudid®, Exalgo®D, Dillies, Footballs, Juice, Smack
    Meperidine
    Demerol®Demmies, Pain Killer
    Methadone
    Dolophine®, Methadose®Amidone, Dollies, Dolls, Fizzies, Mud, Red Rock, Tootsie Roll
    Morphine
    Duramorph®, MS Contin®God’s Drug, M, Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White Stuff
    Oxycodone
    OxyContin®Hillbilly Heroin, O.C., Oxy, Oxycet, Oxycotton, Ozone
    Percocet®Ercs, Greenies, Kickers, M-30s, Percs, Rims, Tires, Wheels, 512s
    Oxymorphone
    Opana®Biscuits, Blue Heaven, Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs
    Propoxyphene
    Darvocet®, Darvon®Footballs, N’s, Pink Footballs, Pinks, Yellow Footballs, 65s
    Tramadol
    Ultram®Chill Pills, Trammies, Ultras

    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

    Sleeping Pills

    Drug Name

    Street Names

    Ambien®, Lunesta®, Sonata®
    Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, Roofies, Roofinol, Rope, Rophies
    Amytal®
    Barbs, Red Birds, Reds, Yellows, Yellow Jackets

    Stimulants

    Drug Type

    Drug Name

    Street Names

    Amphetamine
    Adderall®, Dexedrine®Addies, Bennies, Black Beauties, Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Speed, Truck Drivers, Uppers
    Antidepressants
    Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft®Bottled Smiles, Happy Pill, Miracle Drug, Wonder Drug
    Diet Pills
    phentermine, Adipex®Crank, Fastin, Fen-Phen, Speed
    Methylphenidate
    Concerta®JIF, MPH, Pineapple, Skippy
    Ritalin®Kibbles and Bits, R-Ball, The Smart Drug, Vitamin R
    Steroids
    nandrolone, testosteroneArnolds, Gym Candy, Juice, Muscle Builders, Pumpers, Roids, Stackers, Weight Gainers

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