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


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

Brand Name

Generic Name

Street Names


Lorazepam Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks


Triazolam Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks


Clonazepam K, K-Pin, Pin, Super Valium


Chlordiazepoxide Candy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks


Flunitrazepam Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill, La Rocha, Lunch Money, Mind Eraser, Roofies


Diazepam Eggs, Jellies, Moggies, Vallies


Alprazolam Bars, Footballs, French Fries, Ladders, School Bus, Xan, Xannies, Z-Bars


Drug Type

Street Names


Aya, Hoasca, Yagé

DMT (N,N-Dimethyltryptamine)

Dimitri, The Rogan, The Spirit Molecule

GHB (Gamma-Hydroxybutyric)

Date Rape Drug, G, Geeb, Georgia Home Boy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid E


Blind Squid, Cat Valium, Green, Jet, K, K-Hold, Kay, Special K, Super Acid, Vitamin K


Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Kat, Oat, Qat


Biak-biak, Herbal Speedball, Ithang, Kahyam, Ketum, Thom

LSD (D-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide)

Acid, Blotter, Dots, Sugar Cubes, Yellow Sunshine


Big Chief, Blue Caps, Buttons, Cactus, Mescal, Moon, San Pedro, Topi


Alice, Boomers, Caps, Magic Mushrooms, Mushies, Pizza Toppings, Shrooms, Tweezes

PCP (Phencyclidine)

Angel, Angel Dust, Dust, Purple Rain, Rocket Fuel, Stardust, Water, Yellow Fever, Zombie


Black Button, Cactus, Green Button, Half Moon, Nubs, Shaman, Tops


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


Aunt Nora, Batman, Big C, Big Rush, Blow, Candy, Charlie, Coca, Coke, Colombia, Crack, Pearl, Powder, Rail, Snow, Stardust, Stash, White Girl

Cocaine With Heroin


Crack Cocaine

Crack, Dice, Garbage, Grit, Hail, Moon Rocks, Nuggets, Sleet, Sugar Block, Tornado, Trash, Trey, Yam, Yay


Black Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Brown Crystal, Brown Rhine, Brown Sugar, Brown Tape, China White, Dope, Dragon, The Dragon, H, He, Horse, Junk, Mud, Number 3, Number 4, Number 8, Sack, Scat, Skag, Skunk, Smack


420, Bud, Broccoli, Cheeba, Chronic, Dope, Flower, Ganja, Grass, Green, Hash, Herb, Hot Stick, Jane, Jay, Jolly Green, 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, Peace, Rolls, Smartees, The Vowel, Vitamin E, Vitamin X


Chalk, Christina, Cookies, Crank, Cream, Crystal, Crystal Meth, 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


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


Generic Name

Brand Name

Street Names


Suboxone®, Subutex® Big Whites, Buse, Oranges, Small Whites, Sobos, Stops, Strips, Sub, Subs


Captain Cody, Cody, Little C, Schoolboy

Codeine With Promethazine

Phenergan®-Codeine Syrup Act, Lean, Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Texas Tea


Actiq®, Sublimaze® Apache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT


Lortab®, Norco®, Vicodin® Bananas, Dro, Fluff, Hydros, Tabs, Vikes, V-itamin, Watson-387, 357s


Dilaudid®, Exalgo® D, Dillies, Footballs, Juice, Smack


Demerol® Demmies, Pain Killer


Dolophine®, Methadose® Amidone, Dollies, Dolls, Fizzies, Mud, Red Rock, Tootsie Roll


Duramorph®, MS Contin® God’s Drug, M, Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White Stuff


OxyContin® 30s, As, Berries, Blues, Blueberries, Hillbilly Heroin, Ms, O.C., Oxy, Oxycet, Oxycotton, Ozone, Roxy
Percocet® Ercs, Greenies, Kickers, M-30s, Percs, Rims, Tires, Wheels, 512s


Opana® Biscuits, Blue Heaven, Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs


Darvocet®, Darvon® Footballs, N’s, Pink Footballs, Pinks, Yellow Footballs, 65s


Ultram® Chill Pills, Trammies, Ultras

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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

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Sleeping Pills

Drug Name

Street Names

Ambien®, Lunesta®, Sonata®

Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, Roofies, Roofinol, Rope, Rophies


Barbs, Red Birds, Reds, Yellows, Yellow Jackets


Drug Type

Drug Name

Street Names


Adderall®, Dexedrine® Addies, Bennies, Black Beauties, Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Speed, Truck Drivers, Uppers


Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft® Bottled Smiles, Happy Pill, Miracle Drug, Wonder Drug

Diet Pills

Phentermine, Adipex® Crank, Fastin, Fen-Phen, Speed


Concerta® JIF, MPH, Pineapple, Skippy
Ritalin® Kibbles and Bits, R-Ball, The Smart Drug, Vitamin R


Nandrolone, Testosterone Arnolds, Gym Candy, Juice, Muscle Builders, Pumpers, Roids, Stackers, Weight Gainers
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It Doesn’t Matter What They’re Called

Drugs have many names. Part of the reason for that is because the people who use them often want to hide what they’re doing. The answer to why they might want to do that is no secret: drugs can be illegal, harmful, and addictive. If you or a loved one might be struggling with problematic substance use, don’t get lost in the particulars. Get help now. Contact a treatment provider to take the next step.



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