Nicknames, Street Names and Slang for Heroin

The thought of your child trying heroin is scary. Almost 40 percent of teens don’t perceive any major risk with trying heroin once or twice a week, and over 14 percent say it would be easy for them to find heroin if they wanted to. Talking to your child about drugs and addiction can difficult, but it is a critical step in your relationship and your child’s well being. Adolecents won’t talk about drugs in the open. Instead they quickly adapt the street lingo for heroin and getting high on heroin. Read through this list to be mindful of the many nicknames.

Nicknames and Street Names for Heroin

Heroin usually appears as a white or brown powder. It is typically injected, but more and more teens are turning to snorting, smoking or swallowing heroin because they falsely believe this is safer than using needles. Here are the common nicknames and street names for heroin:

  • Smack
  • H
  • Tar
  • Chiba or Chiva
  • Junk
  • Brown Sugar
  • Junk
  • Skag
  • Mud
  • Dragon
  • Dope
  • White, China White, White Nurse, White Lady, White Horse, White Girl, White Boy, White Stuff
  • Boy, He
  • Black, Black Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Black Eagle
  • Brown, Brown Crystal, Brown Tape, Brown Rhine
  • Mexican Brown, Mexican Mud, Mexican Horse
  • Snow, Snowball
  • Scat, Sack, Skunk
  • Number 3, Number 4, Number 8

Nicknames and Street Names for Heroin-Laced Drugs

Sometimes heroin is combined with other drugs to obtain a certain high. Be aware of the following slang terms for these types of “mixed” drugs:

Heroin and Marijuana:

Atom Bomb, Canade, Woola, Woolie, Woo-Woo

Heroin and Cold Medicine:

Cheese

Heroin and Ecstasy:

Chocolate Chip Cookies, H Bomb

Heroin and Alprazolam:

Bars

Heroin and LSD:

Beast, LBJ

Heroin and Cocaine:

Belushi, Boy-Girl, He-She, Dynamite, Goofball, H&C, Primo, Snowball

Heroin and Crack:

Chocolate Rock, Dragon Rock, Moonrock

Heroin and Ritalin:

Pineapple

Slang Terms for Heroin Use and Abuse

Is your child talking about using heroin right in front of you? Here are some common slang terms for using heroin or to describe someone who uses heroin:

  • Chasing the Dragon
  • Daytime (being high)
  • Evening (coming off the high)
  • Dip and Dab
  • Do Up
  • Firing the Ack Ack Gun
  • Give Wings
  • Jolly Pop
  • Paper Boy
  • Channel Swimmer

How to Talk to Your Teen about Drugs and Partying

According to Drugfree.org, only 10 percent of the estimated 1.4 million teens with substance abuse problems receive treatment. Don’t let your child be another sad statistic. If you think your teen is using drugs or drinking, take action. The sooner you address the problem, the less likely that their experimentation will lead to abuse and addiction. Immediately begin to more closely monitor your teen’s activities and set up reasonable rules and consequences that are enforceable. The most important thing you can do as a parent is not deny that a drug or alcohol problem exists. If the problem is beyond your ability to handle, ask for help. There are many drug and alcohol treatment programs that are tailored to teens.

Teen Heroin Treatment at Casa Palmera

At Casa Palmera, we understand the unique issues teens face, and we know that heroin and other substance use is usually a symptom of something deeper. Our highly skilled staff is trained at uncovering the underlying issues that lead teens to use drugs or alcohol and will help them work through their problems in a more productive way.

Don’t let your child ruin his or her life with heroin, alcohol or other drugs. Call Casa Palmera today and put your teen in the hands of trained, highly skilled professionals who will bring your child back to a healthy, happy life.

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30 Responses to “Nicknames, Street Names and Slang for Heroin”

  1. Sofia

    What’s a white bar? I overheard my son talking to a friend about buying “white bars”, I honestly don’t know what to do.

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    • Casa Palmera

      Hi Sofia – The nickname white bar likely refers to Xanax bars of 2mg each.

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  2. Javarus Robinson

    Im doing drugs and I need help! I shoot up every day and I cant stop! I be having withdrawls! Its pathetic and I’m trying to clean my life up for my 9 kids by 4 different women. Yall might have seen me on Maury.

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    • Casa Palmera

      Hi Javarus – Thank you for your comment. For information on our services and how we can help please call 1-866-768-6719 or email info@casapalmera.com.

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  3. linda

    What do I do…my fiancee says he doesn’t have a problem with drugs but he does. I also know he gets it out of town where he works…I sometimes just wanna pack my things and leave..but I stay because I love him…help what do I do…..

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  4. Haley

    I’m not a proffesional, but if you really do love him then you should stay and do everthing you can to help him, becasuse i had this problem before and if i didn’t have people for support i wouldn’t have made it.

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  5. john

    My brother has had drug problems all his life. I have been loaning him money weekly for gas and food/ Yesterday he accidently left his cell on an my phone recorded the following words he said that were in no way in context as if code words. (“I have not eaten Today) (Why am I out of the Loop”) (” I have been bitten by the shark”) ( I need small I live alone I need small amount) (Harry Potter) { Have you tried Eric’s Father”) Voice in background says you cant go that route. Nothing made sense?? it was as if he was speaking in code, there were children’s voices in the background asking why he was bad. and the mother replied (I like bad boys)

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    • Casa Palmera Staff

      Viola – diesel is sometimes used as a reference for heroin. We cannot confirm or be sure that this is correct in this instance, but this might provide you with some additional insight.

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  6. Joe

    diesel is used for heroin in some places and for angel dust in others, either way it’s serious business

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  7. Cody p.

    I hope all kids who think trying heroin is harmless or not as bad as crystal meth or crack or bath salts see this. Even marijuanq is harmful unless you use it for medicinal uses. I tried marijuana when i was 8 years old. After that i foubd myself trying vicodin 5mg’d and percocet 5mg’s. Then 10 mg, then came 30, than came morphine then came heroin,exstacy, cocaine,angel dust, and then even 2cb( an experimental drug that dealer will pass off to you not even lettin you know what it is for the purpose of it looks like a pill of exstacy, therefore they make more $ off you. And as you start trying drugs you dont even notice that you are trying all these heavy narcotics, psychadelics, stimulants. And this is because others are doing it around you. And once you do start hanging with that crowd is when youll start being pressured to try those new drugs so it seems normal since your friends are also experiementing. Then comes handcuffs. And trust me it isnt fun being in court hearing the judge tell you that your bond is $100,000. So please kids choose the right path

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  8. Craig

    Diesel may also just be one of a hundred new forms of pot too. I taught high school for 20 years and the kids were open with me cause I would swear confidentiality unless they said something to make me think they were gonna hurt themselves or another. About 3 years ago Diesel was a very strong pot, a kid told me. He was smoking a lot and was reaching out. I got him the help he needed and also served myself up as a sounding board for these kids which is what a lot of them really need the most because they fear their parents.

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  9. Craig

    Btw, heroin is the worst. Their is no real recovery. That’s the most “one day at time” reprieves of all. It’s a daily fight for all. Alcoholics get used to living a sober life and enjoy it without fighting cravings on a daily basis. They have to be on their toes everyday, but it does become easier with time for many, not all. I just buried a former student of 2 years ago because outside of school ONE year, he no longer had all the support we were giving him. Sad. Not my first, and surely not my last. Glad I moved down to Elementary.

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  10. T

    Al Anon. Look up a meeting in your area and go, really helped my family out.

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  11. Matt

    @Cody P Yeah Marijuana is harmful when a fool like you smokes it at 8 years old!

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  12. Ray

    My wife filed for a divorce last September she goes and uses with friends at work Some say Meth or Heroin. All I know for years she would always itch or slur her speech and be woosy. What is she on.

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    • Casa Palmera Staff

      Ray – We advise you to see professional medical assistance for your wife, as it’s tough to diagnose what she could be suffering from based on a few symptoms.

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  13. theboss64

    hey you all are fools i am super young and drinking and using drugs hasnt even crossed my mind i am completely free of everything people are so dumb these days they dont realize what things are doing to there body. i play 5 sports and i would hate to jeoperdize that i love sports and think of all the people who have destroyed there lives just becuase they couldn’t say no i am sorry but people listen these things need to be gone i mean think of all the teens who are trying these harmful things i would hate to see one of my bestfriends go down like this now ask yourself would you???

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  14. micky

    do u know exactly what its medical uses are? im doing a project and cnt find good answers.canu help?

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  15. Anonymous

    People need to start realizing that marijuana is not a “gateway drug” and such claims are propaganda, drugs are like any other substance on this earth, they are not bad by themselves, their effects may be negative, but most of the time the only thing that is “bad” is your decision to abuse a substance. Everyone is different, we all make different choices, what decision will you make? A good one or a bad one? Remember life is short, if you are in a rut, dig yourself out as fast as you can and enjoy life while you still have the time to.

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  16. banana

    Hi what does lets chief it mean? I caught my. Bf friend telling him that

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    • Casa Palmera Staff

      “Chiefing’ has been used as a nickname for several types of drugs, but is often times related to smoking. We cannot be certain to the specifications used in your conversation and situation. If you believe someone may have a problem with substances, we advise you to contact your physician ASAP for additional information. Thank you

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    • Casa Palmera Staff

      Kristy – variations of that word are sometimes used to describe methamphetamine or ketamine, but we cannot be certain without knowing the specific situation the word was used. We advise you to contact your physician or medical assistance if you believe a loved one may have a problem. Thank you

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