There are a lot of drugs available to buy straight off the street and they often have slang names associated with them. The names are usually descriptive of the actual drug or sometimes the effects on the user. Some slang terms are different depending on their geographic location. Ultimately, these alternative names are used to disguise any drug activity or actions.


Street Name: Snow, Powder lines, Freebase, C, Dust, Crack, Rock, Coke, Flake, Blow


Street Names: B-bombs, Clarity, Cristal, Decadence, Disco biscuit, E, Essence, Eve, Go, Hug drug, Iboga, Lovedrug, Morning shot, Pollutants, Scooby snacks, Speed for lovers, Sweeties, Wheels, X, XTC


Street Names: Mescaline (peyote), Psilocybin (magic mushrooms), LSD (acid), PCP, Ketamine, Cannabis, Ecstasy, Jimsonweed, Salvia Divinorum, Nutmeg, Morning Glory, Dextromethorphan (DM), Ketamine


Street Names: Big H, Boy, Capital H, China white, Chiva, Dead on arrival, Diesel, Dope, Eighth, Good H, H, Hell dust, Horse, Junk, Mexican horse, Mud, Poppy, Smack, Thunder, Train, White junk


Street Names: Kus-es-Salahin, Catha, Quat, African Tea, Abyssinian tea, African salad, Bushman’s tea, Chat, Gat, Kat, Miraa, Oat, Qat, Somali Tea, Tohai, Tschat, Jimma


Street Names: 420, Acapulco gold, BC bud, Buddha, Cheeba, Chronic Dope, Ganja, Green goddess, Herb, Homegrown Hydro, Indo, KGB (killer green bud), Kindbud, Locoweed, Mary Jane, Shake, Sinsemilla, Skunk, Wacky tabacky, Weed, Pot


Street Names: Ice, Crystal, Glass, Tina, Speed, Meth, Jibb, Gak, Ladies Speed, Mye, Chalk, Crank, Crystal Meth, C.R., Go, Go Fast, Geek, Geet, Red Rock, Tweak, Amp, Prope Dope, P2P, Poor Man’s Coke, Pink Glass, Zip

Prescription Narcotics

Frequently Abused Narcotics and Common Names: Oxycontin® (known on the street as Oxy, Hillbilly heroin, Big C, and Killer), Dilaudid®, Percocet®, Percodan®, Demerol®, Codeine, Morphine (Duramorph® and Roxanol®), MS Contin®, Fentanyl (Duragesic®), Pentazocine (Talwin®), Propoxyphene (Darvon®), and Tylenol 3

Prescription Stimulants

Commonly Prescribed Stimulants: Ritalin (Methylphenidate), Adderall, Dexedrine, Adderall XR, Concerta STREET NAMES: Dex(ies), Rits, Vitamin R, West Coast, Add(ies)


Street Names: Drone, Bubbles, Meow Meow, Miaow, Meph, 4-MMC, MCAT, MM-Cat, Stardust (North Dakota), Krabba (Sweden), Sunshine (Oregon)


Prescription and Street Names: Sublimaze®, Duragesic®, Actiq®, Fentora®, Apache, China girl, China white, dWance fever, friend, goodfella, jackpot, murder 8, TNT, Tango and Cash

Inhalants, Solvents, and Glue

Common Street Terms: Air Blast, Bolt, Boppers, Buzz Bomb, Climax, Glading, Hippie Crack, Kick, Medusa, Moon Gas, Oz, Poor Man’s Pot, Poppers, Quick Silver, Rush, Shoot The Breeze, Dusting. Commonly Abused Inhalants In your House: Glues, Nail Polish Remover, Nail Polish, Lighter Fluid, Spray Paints, Aerosol Deodorant and Hair Sprays, Whipped cream canisters, Cleaning Fluids, Paint Thinners and Removers, Dry-Cleaning Fluids, Degreasers, Gasoline, Correction fluids, Felt-tip Markers, Ether, Chloroform, Halothane, Nitrous Oxide (Laughing Gas)

Benzodiazepines and Barbituates

Most Frequently Abused Benzodiazpines in Canada and US
Common Street Names: Benzos, Downers, Nerve Pills, Tranks


Street Names: Juice, Meth (also used to refer to methamphetamines)


Street Names: Oxy, Hillbilly Heroin, Big C, and Killer.