Nicknames, Street Names and Slang for Methamphetamine


It’s hard to imagine your child would ever try methamphetamines (meth) or other drugs, but don’t be fooled. Statistics show that half of teens have tried some sort of illicit drug by the time they finish high school, and over 12 million adolescents have tried methamphetamines at least once.

The more you know about what your child does and who they hang out with, the more likely you’ll be able to spot when they’re messing with the wrong stuff and could be suffering from a drug addiction. They may even be talking about using drugs right in front of you. Do you know all the common slang terms for meth or partying? To help you gain insight into your child’s relationship with meth, we’ve compiled a list of common street names and nicknames for meth and partying.

What is Meth?

Methamphetamine (or meth) is a stimulant drug that can be used to treat ADHD and narcolepsy, but is commonly obtained and used in illegal ways. 

Nicknames and Street Names for Methamphetamine

Methamphetamine can appear as a crystalline powder or in rock-like chunks (known as “ice’) that vary in color between white, yellow, brown or pink. Depending on how it’s used (snorted, taken orally, injected or smoked), meth can go by the following nicknames/street names/slang:

* Crank
* Crystal, Crystal Glass, Crystal Meth
* Christina, Tina, Cris, Cristy
* Chalk, Chalk Dust
* Meth
* Ice
* Speed
* Geep, Getter, Getgo, Go Fast
* G
* Trash, Garbage, Wash
* White Cross, White Crunch
* Hanyak
* Hironpon, Hiropon
* Hot Ice, Super Ice
* Batu
* Kaksonjae
* LA Glass
* LA Ice
* Ice Cream
* Quartz
* Chunky Love
* Cookies
* Cotton Candy
* Dunk
* Gak
* Go-Go Juice
* Junk
* No Doze
* Pookie
* Rocket Fuel
* Scooby Snax

Nicknames and Street Names for Meth-Laced Drugs

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

* Biker Coffee:

Coffee laced with meth

* Croak, Shabu:

Cocaine and meth

* Hugs & Kisses, P & P, Party & Play:

Ecstasy and meth

* Twisters, Fire, Mexican Speed Balls:

Crack and meth

Slang Terms for Meth Use and Abuse

Is your child talking about using meth right in front of you? Is now the right time to think about a drug treatment center? Here are some common slang terms for using meth or describing someone who does:

* Get Geared Up
* Go Fast
* Crankster Gangster
* Chicken Flippin’
* Hot Rolling
* Hot Railing
* Lithium Scabs
* Fried
* Foiled
* Meth Monster
* Tweaker, Meth Head, Speed Freak
* Tweaked, Twacked
* All Tweakened Long
* Wooop Chicken
* Zoomin
* Getting Glassed
* Box Labs
* Scattered
* Spun, Spun Out

How To Know If Someone Is On Crystal Meth

Seeing a loved one not act like his or herself can be concerning, and drugs may be the reason why they are acting differently. The following list of symptoms may reveal whether or not your someone you know is using meth:

  • Picking at skin or hair
  • Dilated pupils
  • Rapid eye movement
  • Reduced appetite
  • Insomnia
  • Sudden outbursts or extreme mood swings
  • Paranoia
  • Hallucinations
  • Tweaking 
  • Changes in physical appearance

How to Talk to Your Teen about Drugs and Partying

According to, 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 Meth Treatment at Casa Palmera

At Casa Palmera substance abuse treatment center, we understand the unique issues teens face, and we know that meth 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 meth, alcohol or other drugs. Call Casa Palmera recovery center today and put your teen in the hands of trained, highly skilled professionals who will bring your child back to a healthy, happy life.


This blog is for informational purposes only and should not be a substitute for medical advice. We understand that everyone’s situation is unique, and this content is to provide an overall understanding of substance use disorders. These disorders are very complex, and this post does not take into account the unique circumstances for every individual. For specific questions about your health needs or that of a loved one, seek the help of a healthcare professional.