Top 20 Drugs And Their Street Names



1. Cocaine

Blow, C, candy, coke, do a line, freeze, girl, happy dust, Mama coca, mojo, monster, nose, pimp, shot, smoking gun, snow, sugar, sweet stuff, and white powder.

2. Crack (a form of cocaine, smokeable)

Base, beat, blast, casper, chalk, devil drug, gravel, hardball, hell, kryptonite, love, moonrocks, rock, scrabble, stones and tornado.

3. Depressants

Backwards, blue heavens, downie, drowsy high, green dragons, idiot pills, joy juice, M&M, no worries, peanut, rainbows, red bullets, stoppers, stumbler, tooles and yellow.

4. Fentanyl

Apache, China girl, China town, dance fever, friend, goodfellas, great bear, he-man, jackpot, king ivory, murder 8, poison, tango and cash and TNT.

5. GHB (Gamma-hydroxybutyric acid)

Caps, cherry meth, ever clear, easy lay, fantasy, G, G-riffic, gamma hydrate, Georgia home boy, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, liquid X, soap and sodium oxybate.

6. Heroin

Aunt Hazel, big H, black pearl, brown sugar, capital H, charley, china white, dope, good horse, H, hard stuff, hero, heroina, little boy, mud, perfect high, smack, stuff and tar.

7. Inhalants

Air blast, bolt, boppers, bullet bolt, climax, discorama, hardware, heart-on, highball, honey oil, huff, laughing gas, medusa, moon gas, satan’s secret, thrust and whiteout.

8. Ketamine

Bump, cat killer, cat valium, fort dodge, green, honey oil, jet, K, ket, kit kat, psychedelic heroin, purple, special “K”, special la coke, super acid, super C and vitamin K.

9. LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)

A, Acid, black star, blotter, boomers, cubes, Elvis, golden dragon, L, microdot, paper acid, pink robots, superman, twenty-five, yellow sunshine and ying yang.

10. Marijuana

420, Aunt Mary, baby, bobby, boom, chira, chronic, ditch, ganja, grass, greens, hash, herb, Mary Jane, nigra, Pot, reefer, rip, root, skunk, stack, torch, weed and zambi.

11. MDMA (Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine)

Adam, bean, blue kisses, clarity, club drug, disco biscuits, E, ecstasy, hug drug, love drug, lover’s speed, Mercedes, Molly, New Yorkers, peace, roll, white dove, X and XTC.

12. Mescaline

Beans, buttons, cactus, cactus buttons, cactus head, chief, love trip, mesc, mescal, mezc, moon, peyote and topi.

13. Methamphetamine

Beannies, blue devils, chalk, CR, crank, crystal, crystal meth, fast, granulated orange, ice, meth, Mexican crack, pink, rock, speckled birds, speed, tina and yellow powder.

14. Methcathinone

Bathtub speed, Cadillac express, cat, crank, ephedrone, gagers, go-fast, goob, qat, slick superspeed, star, the C, tweeker, wild cat and wonder star.

15. Opium

Ah-pen-yen, aunti, big O, black stuff, Chinese tobacco, chocolate, dopium, dover’s deck, dream gun, hard stuff, hocus, joy plant, O, ope, pin yen, toxy and zero.

16. PCP (Phencyclidine)

Angel dust, belladonna, black whack, CJ, cliffhanger, crystal joint, Detroit pink, elephant tranquilizer, hog, magic, Peter Pan, sheets, soma, TAC, trank, white horizon and zoom.

17. Psilocybin/psilocin

Boomers, god’s flesh, little smoke, magic mushroom, Mexican mushrooms, mushrooms, musk, sherm, shrooms, silly putty and simple simon.

18. Ritalin

Crackers, one and ones, pharming, poor man’s heroin, R-ball, ritz an ts, set, skippy, speedball, ts and ritz, ts and rs, vitamin R and west coast.

19. Rohypnol

Circles, forget-me pill, la rocha, lunch money drug, Mexican valium, pingus, R2, Reynolds, roche, roofies, rope, ruffles and wolfies.

20. Steroids

Abolic, anadrol, arnolds, bolasterone, dihydrolone, equipose, gym candy, juice, methyl testosterone, proviron, pumpers, stackers, therobolin, weight trainers and winstrol V.


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103 Responses to “Top 20 Drugs And Their Street Names”

  1. Jesse

    You forgot that methamphetamine is also “The Blue Stuff”

  2. Beth

    I think I was drugged over a period of time can someone tell what it might be,
    I had blurry vission,hyper,shanking hands itchie , sensitive to sound
    Very happy, touching not sleeping lost mega weigh in short period.
    Then I went into a paranoid stage for about 2 to 3 months.

  3. Invictus

    Molly is another nickname for MDMA. and is often laced with other drugs Like Ketamine or Cocaine. Otherwise great Lists, I’m surprised Marijuana didn’t make the cut

  4. ollie

    Beth you either had molly (MDMA) or meth or cocaine. But the MDMA would be the most likely if you weren’t aware that you were taking said drug

  5. Callie

    Beth sweetie it was ice… And coming down off that stuff is hell…

  6. Casa Palmera

    Hi Shawn – Ace likely refers to marijuana and laced with PCP. Hope this helps.

  7. Swagger

    Ecstasy isn’t MDMA it’s a mixture of MDMA and other drugs

  8. jjay

    What is a bowling pin??? Street name for some kind of drug.

  9. Brixton P.

    Marijuana is technically a drug. It contains tetrahydoacannabinol (THC) which stimulates the brains cannabinoid receptors but it is not a very dangerous substance compared to other drugs.

  10. RCelgin

    Has anyone heard of the street drug “Leslie”? been around, but not sure what this one is

  11. Trillian

    Does anyone know what “T” would refer too

  12. rock

    Does anyone know what drug “tabs” is used for? I don’t know anything about drugs and i am concerned because I saw this on kid’s phone?

  13. Tizzy

    Has anyone heard of a drug nicknamed “Rubies” or “ruby”?? Worried about someone!

  14. shawn

    “Tabs” are loratabs they are a narcotic pain medication and when abused you can get really “high” Im an ex addict and used to abuse them myself

  15. dia

    What about. Goldfish? Its a sniff drug , its a mix of cristlye meth and shoot’in pot, i have seen it but can’t find it online

  16. belinda

    Does any one know what dishies are? ? Saw it on my sons phone got me worried.

  17. Darlene

    Hello just came across some text of my sons….he refers to drugs – dxm, hyro, tipi, dmt
    Anyone now what they are

  18. Ashley

    Why do people say marijuana isnt a drug it is it gets you high doesn’t it.

  19. woods

    Came across the term green hat in my town and not sure what it is any ideas?

  20. kelly

    Hello, my son just told me a girl at his school brought a drug “guap” (not sure of spelling) to school and a couple of girla are in the hospital. I asked him and he didnt know what it is. Can anyone help?

  21. Casa Palmera Staff

    Hi Kelly,

    He may have been referring to ‘quap’ – which can possibly mean a quarter pound of marijuana or other drug. We can’t be sure that this is what they meant though, so it will be best to discuss with him first.

    If you feel there may be more of a problem, we recommend consulting your physician.

    Thank you

  22. joe

    what is “gum” and “vicks”? are these drugs? Saw them on a ravers post.

  23. Dee

    What is “clear“? One of my kids referred to it. Curious…

  24. Rance

    dxm = dextromorphan, in lots of otc cough syrups, kids drink it to trip and feel funny
    hyro = most likely misspelled hydrocodone (pain pills that are very strong presciption only) or could be weed (some people used to call it hydro) but doubtful
    tipi = no clue
    dmt = dimethyltryptamine which is a very powerful psychedelic

  25. Casa Palmera Staff

    Gum and Vicks are commonly used as two types of enhancers for individuals when taking Ecstasy.
    Please seek medical advice or treatment if you or anyone you know needs help.

  26. Wendy

    Need to know what “Katy” is. My son is selling it. Was just arrested but they were not sure what it is either. Please help!

  27. Casa Palmera Staff

    Hi Wendy – ‘Katy’ might have been referring to ‘kathy’, which sometimes can be used as a nickname for Ecstasy in powder form. We cannot confirm or be sure that this is correct in this instance, but this might provide you with some additional insight. If you need assistance, please contact your medical provider or contact us at 866-768-6719 if a loved one might have a drug abuse problem. Thank you

  28. Lisa

    I’m not up on the lingo, but a student nurse I know asked if we had heard the term “sliders.” pretty sure it isn’t little burgers. what might that be?

  29. Victoria

    One of my friends is on drugs bad and she keeps talking about something called “Hatchet” does anyone have a clue to what this may be?

  30. Precious

    Drugs are harmful you’ll have to be very careful to drugs because it will actually get u in the world of trouble frr you got to watch out. No ands or buts about it is harmful these dudes an teenagers smoking that stuff your mind can be messed up when you get older because my cousin, he messed up because somebody gave him bad drugs when he was fourteen now he is 21 an his mind mess up he don’t know how to pay bills treat his son an don’t know how to go to the store or anything all I got to say be careful an don’t get in trouble love you guys

  31. Frank

    Has anyone herd of the term ” nerds ” and what it might mean?

  32. Karen

    Does anyone know what g shock means. I know the g is for gram but what does shock mean,,,

  33. sdawg

    my lil bro got some blue pills. They look like they are in the shape of one of transformers head…he said the girl he got them from called them “slappers” anyone know what this is?

  34. Casa Palmera Staff

    Some individuals report blue transformer pills as ecstasy pills but we cannot be certain as to if those were in fact ecstasy without seeing and testing the pills. We advise you to seek help from a medical professional if you believe anyone might have a problem or is suffering from drug addiction.

  35. morgan

    I found these empty packets when I was cleaning my niece’s room . There was a bit of white powder on the dresser I wet my finger & tasted , it was bitter & my tongue felt slightly numb . Written on some on the tiny wax envelopes that I could make out are , Superman , All In.
    I thank you for any info & advise.

  36. Casa Palmera Staff

    Morgan – this may have been ecstasy but it’s hard to be certain without seeing the bad and testing the substance. We advise you to seek professional help if you believe there may be a problem. Thanks.

  37. RaInBoW_nYaN_cAt_uNiPoTaTo

    wow LOL, someone names cocane HAPPY DUST!~ xP THATS TUU FUNNEH :3

  38. Tomkat

    Does anyone know what ZE would stand for? Just read a text saying some was on ZE?

  39. bman

    my cousin found a mini zip lock bag( 1 inch by 1 inch) that was blue w superman emblems on one side and clear on the other containing white hard pieces with no smell and hard to crush. Any ideas what it is

  40. sharla

    what is lady gaga they say it supposed to be smoked but I have a clue my 18 yr old wont tell me

  41. sharla

    opps no clue can someone help I saw some yellow like substance like home made candy really sticky what is it and what should I do

  42. Casa Palmera Staff

    Lady gaga has been used as a nickname for several types of drugs, so 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

  43. Casa Palmera Staff

    Gianni – that word is sometimes used to describe methamphetamine, 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

  44. KC

    Of course cocaine is a street drug, and yes, Marijuana IS a drug! Anything that alters your consciousness is a drug. Geeze, people.

  45. dk

    I know its not funny, but given the definition of altering my consciousness, my wife should be a controlled substance, taken for short periods, only when prescribed with too many bad side effects to list. Hope this makes someone in pain chuckle. Sometimes humor helps me through chronic pain. :

  46. arimatthewdavies

    I see a lot of questions about what this or that is. And the best answer I can give is unless you know exactly what something is.. Its a baggie if death! Suppose you take it and react badly and have to go to the hospital. How will they save you? Hey doc I took this stuff but I don’t know what it is. Doctor says sorry to tell you this but we don’t know how to save you. Do you have a next of kin to notify? Don’t be dumb don’t put anything in your body that you have no earthly idea what it is. Or what the antidote is.

  47. arimatthewdavies

    I smoked myself out of a nice inheritance of money and a house and car.drugs are nothing but a potion made by modern wizards to make you give them your money. When the drugs gone do you still feel good? No! And were is your money that you worked all week for? Gone! Friends that’s why its called dope! Buy yourself a new car instead! Buy your girlfriend a ring! Buy your kid something! Don’t light your money on fire! Its too hard to get!

  48. mel

    Does anyone know what drug “White Grape” would be used to refer to?

  49. gramma

    Is there such a thing. ” Hot Pink Ritz ” ….. has to do with Ritilan

  50. Robbie

    They forgot a drug that so many people forgot… Meth, it’s one of the other devilish drugs that make you get speeded up…

  51. inspiration

    I like what you guys tend to be up too. Such clever work and
    reporting! Keep up the good works guys I’ve incorporated you guys to my

  52. Railroad Saves

    Life can be hard by it’s self! Taking any of those will in the long run make it way worse! Stay clean! Use your brain! Don’t abuse it and your body!!

  53. april

    I left my cell phone at my sister’s house for a few months, I don’t have a car so I just use my house phone, when she gave it back I was just tonight scrolling through the texts and it looks like everyone in the house used it. there is one text that is worrying me it has to do with a “friend ” of my sister’s warning one either my 17 yr old nephew or one of his friends that my sister’s other friends was missing all of her hash (she has severe chronic pain and is in her 60’s and doesn’t want to take narcotics) and some woodlynn fairies; the “friend who text to warn him said get out of bed your moms on her way home…I know all about marijuana and was a critical care nurse for 13 yrs and I am 100% for MEDICAL use of it, but Idk know what woodlynn fairies are…I have never heard of this before. do you have any idea? my nephew is a gifted athlete and has been scouted for colleges since he was young, and the school randomly drug tests athletes. he has been picked every yr I think because he is just so big and all muscle. I hate to see his future go down the drain b/c of drug experimentation, he’s at a very vulnerable time also right now; his parents are getting a divorce, so I’m very worried he fall into peer pressure, any help would be appreciated, thank you.

  54. jack

    Another common name for heroin is “DOG FOOD” or “RAW” it’s an easy way for kids to get away with talking about it around people, ” I need to get a bag of dog food” their not talking about feeding Fido

  55. Ruth

    I’m a mom and would like to know what drug is street called “knocker”. It’s white and oval but the identification number was erased. Thanks

  56. Linda

    I’ve looked through all of the responses and never found a answer to what is “clear”, I know only that it’s a designer steroid of some type, my son uses it and I’m very worried about effects and side effects. Please if anyone knows about this or has a history with it can u update me. He works nights and says it to keep him awake.

  57. Casa Palmera Staff

    We are not familiar with this term as well. Online refers to a “knocker” is slang for “crackhead”.

  58. Dorothy

    My son is using a substance referred to as wax? Can someone tell what this is and how addictive. He has a wife and four children under the age of 11.

  59. Casa Palmera Staff

    Marijuana concentrates are the extracted resins from green leafy marijuana, which can raise the THC content from the standard street level 15% THC to 60-80% THC. They look like wax, butter, butane hash oil (BHO) or amber colored glass shards, called “shatter.” (Campus Safety Magazine, Jermaine Galloway, January 26, 2015)
    Here is additional information from the DEA website,

  60. Susan

    I over heard someone say “Cans”. What in the world is that slang for?

  61. Sherrie

    When someone is talking about drugs and say 60 ,what kind of drug is that ?

  62. Kevin

    I work at a Fire Department outside of Columbus, OH. A local police officer was telling me about a new synthetic street drug called Tizzy (not sure if I’m spelling it right). He didn’t know much about it as it is fairly new to the streets, but said that it is so new that it has not been categorized as an illegal drug yet. He went on to say that the dealer was ordering it from out of state via UPS. I Googled it and got nothing – although it did lead me to this very informative website. Has anyone heard of this drug?

  63. Sarah

    What does Whip stand for? I found out a family member got involved with the wrong crowd & said that they used whip or ice intravenously & would like to know what those words mean? What are the signs, what can be done to get the person off, & what could I expect when they get off??

  64. Sandra

    Heroin was called boy in my time. Was 30 yrs ago. A speedball (Coke and heroin) was called boy and girl or speedball. Glad I know nothing about all this new stuff they have out. Don’t want to know!!

  65. Sandra

    Heroin and coke was a speedball (or boy and girl) in my day. Overall @
    A pretty thorough list…