Common Drug Slang

Drug Slang and Other Signs Your Loved One May Be Abusing Drugs

Are you concerned a loved one is using drugs? Contemplating this notion can be a scary and isolating experience. You’re worried. You’re wondering what you can do about your suspicions. You want to find out what your loved one is up to. We’re here to help. Start by understanding drug slang so you’re not oblivious to what could be happening right under your nose. If you do find your loved one is struggling with addiction, it is cruical you reach out and seek professional help like the kind we offer here at our drug addiction rehab program.

8 Signs Your Loved One Is Doing Drugs

Once you’ve familiarized yourself with drug slang names, keep an eye out for other signs of drug addiction. Pay attention to your loved one’s behavior and how they interact with others. Here are some additional signs that drug use might be taking place:

  • Difference in sleep patterns
  • Secretive behavior
  • Drop in grades at school
  • Problems at work
  • Less attention to personal hygiene
  • Weight gain or loss
  • Appetite changes
  • Greater irritability

What Should You Do If You Suspect Drug Use?

Once you’re certain your loved one is struggling with drug addiction, be cautious with your next move. While you may want to confront them right away, that’s usually not the best thing to do. They’re likely to deny they have a problem and it could lead to a heated argument or confrontation when a delicate approach is required.

Help is available 24/7 call this number for a free personal consultation for yourself or a loved one 800-338-5770. Our owners and most of our staff are both certified professionals and recovering addicts who teach and demonstrate a life of recovery. We can provide you with the best actions to take so you can get your loved one the help they need. We’ll walk through different scenarios with you so you have a better idea of what to say and how to respond to some of the things your loved one might say.

Our specialists can also help you and your other family members deal with personal feelings about your loved one’s drug usage. You might feel guilty or angry. If that’s the case, you need to know how to handle these feelings so they don’t sabotage your loved one’s recovery or become toxic to others.

If you suspect your loved one is using drug slang and exhibiting signs of addiction, the compassionate staff of 12 Keys Florida is here to help. Contact us for the next step and help your loved one begin a new life of recovery today. Help is available 24/7 call this number for a free personal consultation 800-338-5770.

If you pick up on these signs early, you may be able to intervene and get your loved one help before the situation gets out-of-hand. Ask other relatives and friends if they notice a change in your loved one’s behavior. They may see what you see and confirm your suspicions.

What Is Drug Slang?

Drug slang is a way of talking about drugs and related items that don’t use the actual name of the object being discussed. For instance, marijuana is sometimes called Mary Jane. Most of us have heard that one. But did you know it’s also called Manhattan silver or Poke? Explore the page to see our extensive glossary of drug slang names.

Because drug slang changes so quickly, you may not recognize it when you hear it. That’s why we provide a running list of known drug terms. We do our best to keep this list as up-to-date and relevant as possible. It’s by no means exhaustive but it is a good reference for recognizing drug addict slang.

Pay attention to the words your loved one uses when talking to friends. Listen for words in our list to help confirm any suspected involvement with drugs.

It’s also important to note that your loved one could be abusing legal prescription drugs rather than street drugs or illegal narcotics. For this reason, you should monitor the prescription medications in your home to be sure no pills are missing. You may want to keep prescription meds locked in a case so they can’t be accessed without your permission.

If you’re concerned about things your loved one has said, contact 12 Keys in Florida today for help with the next step. Our approach is compassionate, discreet and respectful. We’ve been in your loved one’s shoes and we know what it takes to successfully help them along the path to recovery.

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A – LSD; amphetamine

A-bomb – marijuana and heroin smoked in cigarette

Ace – marijuana cigarette

Adam and Eve – MDMA and MDEA combo

A-head – frequent amphetamine user

A la canona – abrupt (cold turkey) withdrawal from heroin

Amped (verb) – stimulated by drugs, especially cocaine or amphetamine

Amys – Amytal (amobarbital sodium)

Ant – small-time drug dealer

Anywhere – holding or possessing drugs

Assassin of Youth – marijuana (from 1930’s film of same name)

Abe – $5 worth of drugs

Abe’s cabe – $5 bill

Abolic – veterinary steroid

Acapulco gold – marijuana from S.W. Mexico

Acapulco red – marijuana

Ace – marijuana; PCP

Acid – LSD

Acid head – LSD user


Adam – MDMA

African woodbine – marijuana cigarette

Agonies – withdrawal symptoms

Ah-pen-yen – opium

Aimies – amphetamine; amyl nitrite

AIP – heroin from Afghanistan, Iran, Pakistan

Air blast – inhalant

Airplane – marijuana

Alice B. Toklas – marijuana brownie

All lit up – under the influence of drugs

All-star – user of multiple drugs

All-American drug – cocaine

Alpha-ET – alpha-ethyltyptamine

Ames – amyl nitrite

Amidone – methadone

Amoeba – PCP

Amp – amphetamine

Amp joint – marijuana cigarette laced with some form of narcotic

Amped-out – fatigue after using amphetamines

Amping – accelerated heartbeat

AMT – dimethyltryptamine

Amys – amyl nitrate

Anadrol – oral steroid

Anatrofin – injectable steroid

Anavar – oral steroid

Angel – PCP

Angel dust – PCP

Angel hair – PCP

Angel mist – PCP

Angel Poke – PCP

Angie – cocaine

Angola – marijuana

Animal – LSD

Animal trank – PCP

Animal tranquilizer – PCP

Antifreeze – heroin

Apache – fentanyl

Apple jacks – crack

Aries – heroin

Aroma of men – isobutyl nitrite

Artillery – equipment for injecting drugs

Ashes – marijuana

Atom bomb – marijuana and heroin

Aunt Hazel – heroin

Aunt Mary – marijuana

Aunt Nora – cocaine

Aunti – opium

Aunti Emma – opium

Aurora borealis – PCP

B – Amount of marijuana to fill a matchbox

Baby – minor heroin habit

Back off – injecting drug partially into a vein, then withdrawing blood into syringe before reinjection

Bad pizza – PCP

Bah-say – freebase cocaine; cocaine paste (basuco)

Bammy – marijuana

Banano – marijuana or tobacco cigarettes laced with cocaine

Banker – drug financier who assumes little risk of arrest

Barbs – barbiturates

Base – freebase cocaine

Base house – place for smoking freebase cocaine or crack

Base pipe – pipe for smoking freebase cocaine or crack

Baseball – freebase cocaine

Baseballing – smoking freebase cocaine

Basuco – coca paste (barely refined cocaine with adulterants)

Bazooka – coca paste and marijuana

B-bomb [1940s] – Benzedrine inhaler

Beam me up Scottie – taking an additional dose of cocaine

Belly habit – heroin addiction resulting in stomach symptoms

Bennies – Benzedrine (amphetamine sulfate)

Benny and the Jets – Benzedrine (amphetamine sulfate)

Bent – intoxicated on narcotic or psychedelic

Benz – Benzedrine (amphetamine sulfate)

Big Chief – mescaline

Biz – injection paraphernalia (as in business)

Black beauties – Biphetamine (amphetamine/dextroamphetamine) capsules

Black Russian – very potent hashish

Black stuff – black tar opium

Black tar heroin – potent heroin from Mexico with adulterants

Black tar opium – tar-like opium for smoking

Blockbuster – 50mg Nembutal (pentobarbital) capsules

Blow – snorting a drug

Blow a fill – smoke opium

Blow a stick – smoke marijuana

Blow your mind – become intoxicated on a psychedelic drug

Blowout – a party at which alcohol/drugs are used in excess

Blue birds – Amytal (amobarbital sodium) capsules

Blues – Amytal (amobarbital sodium) [blue-colored capsule]

Blue and clears – Fastin (phentermine) (blue and clear capsule filled with blue and white balls) capsule

Blues and reds – Amytal (amobarbital) and Seconal (secobarbital) capsules; barbiturates

Blue blood – one who injects drugs intravenously

Blue heavens – Amytal (amobarbital)

Blue star – a type of blotter LSD

Blue tabs – LSD

Blue velvet – combination of elixir terpin hydrate with codeine and tripelennamine (as weak heroin substitute)

Blue velvet – combination of paregoric and PBZ (pyribenzamine or tripelennamine) used as a weak heroin substitute

Body packing – smuggling or hiding drugs inside body cavities

Bombita – Desoxyn (methamphetamine) in solution for injection

Boogie – to travel for the purpose of smuggling drugs

Booting – injecting drug partially into a vein, then withdrawing blood into syringe before reinjection

Brody – to fake an illness to obtain a prescription

Brownies – amphetamines, especially Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) Spansules (brown capsule)

Brown and clears – Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine) Spansules (brown and clear capsules filled with white and brown beads)

Budda – potent marijuana spiked with opium

Buddha – potent marijuana spiked with opium

Burn – to sell fake drugs or to take money without delivering a drug during a sale

Burn – to report a drug user or dealer to the police

Business – injection paraphernalia

Buzz – slight or mild intoxication

Buzz bomb – device for inhaling nitrous oxide from small canisters

B-40 – cigar laced with marijuana and dipped in malt liquor

B.J.’s – crack

Babe – drug used for detoxification

Baby – marijuana

Baby bhang – marijuana

Baby habit – occasional use of drugs

Babysit – guide someone through first drug experience

Baby T – crack

Backbreakers – LSD and strychnine

Back door – residue left in a pipe

Backjack – injecting opium

Back to back – smoking crack after injecting heroin or heroin used after smoking crack

Backtrack – allow blood to flow back into a needle during injection

Backup – prepare vein for injection

Backwards – depressant

Bad bundle – inferior quality heroin

Bad – crack

Bad go – bad reaction to a drug

Bad seed – peyote; heroin; marijuana

Bag – container for drugs

Bag bride – crack-smoking prostitute

Bag man – person who transports money

Bagging – using inhalant

Bale – marijuana

Ball – crack

Balloon – heroin supplier

Ballot – heroin

Bambs – depressant

Bang – to inject a drug; inhalant

Bank bandit pills – depressant

Bar – marijuana

Barb – depressant

Barbies – depressant

Barbs – cocaine

Barrels – LSD

Base – cocaine; crack

Baseball – crack

Bash – marijuana

Basuco – cocaine; coca paste residue sprinkled on marijuana or regular cigarette

Bathtub speed – methcathinone

Batt – IV needle

Battery acid – LSD

Batu – smokable methamphetamine

Bazooka – cocaine; crack

Bazulco – cocaine

Beam me up Scottie – crack dipped in PCP

Beans – amphetamine; depressant; mescaline

Beast – LSD

Beat artist – person selling bogus drugs

Beat vials – vials containing sham crack to cheat buyers

Beautiful boulders – crack

Bebe – crack

Behind the scale – to weigh and sell cocaine

Beiging – chemicals altering cocaine to make it appear a higher purity

Belladonna – PCP

Belushi – cocaine and heroin

Belyando spruce – marijuana

Bender – drug party

Bennie – amphetamine

Benz – amphetamine

Bernice – cocaine

Bernie – cocaine

Bernie’s flakes – cocaine

Bernie’s gold dust – cocaine

Bhang – marijuana, Indian term

Big bag – heroin

Big bloke – cocaine

Big C – cocaine

Big 8 – 1/8 kilogram of crack

Big Harry – heroin

Big flake – cocaine

Big man – drug supplier

Big rush – cocaine

Bill Blass – crack

Billie hoke – cocaine

Bindle – small packet of drug powder; heroin

Bing – enough of a drug for one injection

Bingers – crack addicts

Bingo – to inject a drug

Bings – crack

Birdie powder – heroin; cocaine

Biscuit – 50 rocks of crack

Bite one’s lips – to smoke marijuana

Biz – bag or portion of drugs

Black acid – LSD; LSD and PCP

Black and white – amphetamine

Black birds – amphetamine

Black bombers – amphetamine

Black ganga – marijuana resin

Black gold – high potency marijuana

Black gungi – marijuana from India

Black gunion – marijuana

Black hash – opium and hashish

Black mo/black moat – highly potent marijuana

Black mollies – amphetamine

Black mote – marijuana mixed with honey

Black pearl – heroin

Black rock – crack

Black star – LSD

Black sunshine – LSD

Black tabs – LSD

Black tar – heroin

Blacks – amphetamine

Blanco – heroin

Blanket – marijuana cigarette

Blanks – low quality drugs

Blast – to smoke marijuana; to smoke crack

Blast a joint – to smoke marijuana

Blast a roach – to smoke marijuana

Blast a stick – to smoke marijuana

Blasted – under the influence of drugs

Blizzard – white cloud in a pipe used to smoke cocaine

Block – marijuana

Block busters – depressant

Blonde – marijuana

Blotter – LSD; cocaine

Blotter acid – LSD

Blow – cocaine; to inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana

Blow a fix – injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin

blow a shot – injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin

blow the vein – injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin

Blow a stick – to smoke marijuana

Blow blue – to inhale cocaine

Blowcaine – crack diluted with cocaine

Blow coke – to inhale cocaine

Blow one’s roof – to smoke marijuana

Blow smoke – to inhale cocaine

Blowing smoke – marijuana

Blowout – crack

Blow up – crack cut with lidocaine to increase size, weight, and street value

Blue – depressant; crack

Blue acid – LSD

Blue angels – depressant

Blue barrels – LSD

Blue birds – depressant

Blue boy – amphetamine

Blue bullets – depressant

Blue caps – mescaline

Blue chairs – LSD

Blue de hue – marijuana from Vietnam

Blue devil – depressant

Blue dolls – depressant

Blue heaven – LSD

Blue heavens – depressant

Blue sage – marijuana

Blue sky blond – high potency marijuana from Colombia

Blue tips – depressant

Blue vials – LSD

Blunt – marijuana inside a cigar; marijuana and cocaine inside a cigar

Bo-bo – marijuana

Boat – PCP

Bobo – crack

Bobo bush – marijuana

Body packer – person who ingests crack or cocaine to transport it

Body stuffer – person who ingests crack vials to avoid prosecution

Bogart a joint – salivate on a marijuana cigarette; refuse to share

Bohd – marijuana; PCP

Bolasterone – injectable steroid

Bolivian marching powder – cocaine

Bolo – crack

Bomb – crack; heroin; large marijuana cigarette; high potency heroin

Bomb squad – crack-selling crew

Bomber – marijuana cigarette

Bombido – injectable amphetamine; heroin; depressant

Bombita – amphetamine; heroin; depressant

Bombs away – heroin

Bone – marijuana; $50 piece of crack

Bonecrusher – crack

Bones – crack

Bong – pipe used to smoke marijuana

Bonita – heroin

Boo – marijuana

Boom – marijuana

Boost – to inject a drug; to steal

Boost and shoot – steal to support a habit

Booster – to inhale cocaine

Boot – to inject a drug

Boot the gong – to smoke marijuana

Boppers – amyl nitrite

Botray – crack

Bottles – crack vials; amphetamine

Boubou – crack

Boulder – crack; $20 worth of crack

Boulya – crack

Bouncing powder – cocaine

Boxed – in jail

Brain ticklers – amphetamine

Breakdowns – $40 crack rock sold for $20

Break night – staying up all night until day break

Brewery – place where drugs are made

Brick – 1 kilogram of marijuana; crack

Bridge up or bring up – ready a vein for injection

Broccoli – marijuana

Broker – go-between in a drug deal

Brown – heroin; marijuana

Brown crystal – heroin

Brown sugar – heroin

Brownies – amphetamine

Browns – amphetamine

Bubble gum – cocaine; crack

Bud – marijuana

Buda – a high-grade marijuana joint filled with crack

Bugged – annoyed; to be covered with sores and abscesses from repeated use of unsterile needles

Bull – narcotics agent or police officer

Bullet bolt – inhalant

Bullia capital – crack

Bullion – crack

Bullyon – marijuana

Bumblebees – amphetamine

Bummer trip – unsettling and threatening experience from PCP intoxication

Bump – crack; fake crack; boost a high; hit of ketamine ($20)

Bunk – fake cocaine

Burese – cocaine

Burn one – to smoke marijuana

Burn the main line – to inject a drug

Burned – purchase fake drugs

Burned out – collapse of veins from repeated injections; permanent impairment from drug abuse

Burnese – cocaine

Burnie – marijuana

Burnout – heavy abuser of drugs

Bush – cocaine; marijuana

Businessman’s LSD – dimethyltryptamine

Businessman’s trip – dimethyltryptamine

Businessman’s special – dimethyltryptamine

Busted – arrested

Busters – depressant

Butter – marijuana; crack

Butter flower – marijuana

Buttons – mescaline

C – cocaine

Cactus head – user of peyote

Candy – illegal drugs (in general)

Candy man – drug pusher

Candycaine – cocaine

Candy cane – cocaine

Caps – capsules, pills in general

Captain Cody – codeine

Cat’s pee – crack cocaine

Champagne of drugs – cocaine hydrochloride

Chasing the dragon – inhaling vapors of heroin or cocaine heated on tin foil

Cheroot – smoking cigar-shaped object (tobacco or marijuana or mixture)

Chicken sh*t habit – small heroin habit, usually not addicted

Chillums – marijuana

China white – very pure form of heroin, alternately a fentanyl analog used as a heroin substitute

Chipping – occasional use of narcotics so infrequently as to avoid addiction

Chips – tobacco or marijuana cigarettes laced with PCP

Chocolate – hashish

Christmas trees – Dexamyl (dextroamphetamine and amobarbital combo) (green and clear capsules with white balls inside)

CIBAs – Doriden (glutethimide)

Coke bugs – tactile hallucination after using cocaine which creates the illusion of bugs burrowing under the skin

Colas [Spanish=tails] – marijuana flowing tops

Cold bust – unplanned arrest for drugs after a police stop for another crime

Contraband chemist – who makes or prepares drugs

Co-pilot – sober companion for one who is intoxicated, especially on LSD

Cotton fever – septicemia caused by injecting small amounts of cotton fibers with the drugs

Cotton habit – infrequent use of narcotics

Cotton shooter – desperate addict who injects the residue from cotton used to filter heroin

Crack house – place where crack cocaine is sold and smoked

Crack pipe – pipe for smoking crack cocaine

Crackers – crack cocaine

Cracking – gesturing as if cracking a whip, as a means of advertising crack for sale

Crank bugs – tactile hallucination after using stimulants which creates the illusion of bugs burrowing under the skin

Cream and crimsons – Dalmane (a red and white sleeping pill capsule)

Cjoint – place where cocaine is sold

C & M – cocaine and morphine

C-dust – cocaine

C-game – cocaine

Caballo – heroin

Cabello – cocaine

Cactus – mescaline

Cactus buttons – mescaline

Cad/Cadillac – 1 ounce

Cadillac – PCP

Cadillac express – methcathinone

Cakes – round discs of crack

Caine – cocaine; crack

California cornflakes – cocaine

California sunshine – LSD

Cam trip – high potency marijuana

Cambodian red/Cam red – marijuana from Cambodia

Can – marijuana; 1 ounce

Canadian black – marijuana

Canamo – marijuana

Canappa – marijuana

Cancelled stick – marijuana cigarette

Candy – cocaine; crack; depressant; amphetamine

Candy C – cocaine

Cannabinol – PCP

Cap – crack; LSD

Caps – crack

Cap up – transfer bulk form drugs to capsules

Capital H – heroin

Caps – heroin; psilocybin/psilocin

Carburetor – crack stem attachment

Carga – heroin

Carmabis – marijuana

Carne – heroin

Carnie – cocaine

Carrie – cocaine

Carrie Nation – cocaine

Cartucho – package of marijuana cigarettes

Cartwheels – amphetamine

Casper the ghost – crack

Cat – methcathinone

Cat valium – ketamine

Catnip – marijuana cigarette

Caviar – crack

Cavite all star – marijuana

Cecil – cocaine

Chalk – methamphetamine; amphetamine

Chalked up – under the influence of cocaine

Chalking – chemically altering the color of cocaine so it looks white

Chandoo/chandu – opium

Channel – vein into which a drug is injected

Channel swimmer – one who injects heroin

Charas – marijuana from India

Charge – marijuana

Charged up – under the influence of drugs –

Charley – heroin

Charlie – cocaine

Chase – to smoke cocaine; to smoke marijuana

Chaser – compulsive crack user

Chasing the dragon – crack and heroin

Chasing the tiger – to smoke heroin

Cheap basing – crack

Check – personal supply of drugs

Cheeba – marijuana

Cheeo – marijuana

Chemical – crack

Chewies – crack

Chiba chiba – high potency marijuana from Colombia

Chicago green – marijuana

Chicken powder – amphetamine

Chicken scratch – searching on hands and knees for crack

Chief – LSD; mescaline

Chieva – heroin

China cat – high potency heroin

China town – fentanyl

China White – fentanyl

Chinese molasses – opium

Chinese tobacco – opium

Chipper – occasional Hispanic user

Chipping – using drugs occasionally

Chippy – cocaine

Chira – marijuana

Chocolate – opium; amphetamine

Chocolate chips – LSD

Chocolate ecstasy – crack made brown by adding chocolate milk powder during production

Cholly – cocaine

Chorals – depressant

Christina – amphetamine

Christmas rolls – depressant

Christmas tree – marijuana; depressant; amphetamine

Chronic – marijuana; marijuana mixed with crack

Chucks – hunger following withdrawal from heroin

Churus – marijuana

Cigarette paper – packet of heroin

Cigarrode cristal – PCP

Citrol – high potency marijuana, from Nepal

Clear up – stop drug use

Clicker – crack and PCP

Cliffhanger – PCP

Climax – crack; isobutyl nitrite; heroin

Climb – marijuana cigarette

Clips – rows of vials heat-sealed together

Clocking paper – profits from selling drugs

Closet baser – user of crack who prefers anonymity

Cloud – crack

Cloud nine – crack

Cluck – crack smoker

Co-pilot – amphetamine

Coasting – under the influence of drugs

Coasts to coasts – amphetamine

Coca – cocaine

Cocaine blues – depression after extended cocaine use

Cochornis – marijuana

Cocktail – cigarette laced with cocaine or crack; partially smoked marijuana cigarette inserted in regular cigarette

Cocoa puff – to smoke cocaine and marijuana

Coconut – cocaine

Coco rocks – dark brown crack made by adding chocolate pudding during production

Coco snow – benzocaine used as cutting agent for crack

Cod – large amount of money

Coke – cocaine; crack

Coke bar – bar where cocaine is openly used

Cola – cocaine

Cold turkey – sudden withdrawal from drugs

Coli – marijuana

Coliflor tostao – marijuana

Colorado cocktail – marijuana

Colombian – marijuana

Columbus black – marijuana

Comeback – benzocaine and mannitol used to adulterate cocaine for conversion to crack

Come home – end a trip; from LSD

Connect – purchase drugs; supplier of illegal drugs

Contact lens – LSD

Cook – mix heroin with water; heating heroin to prepare it for injection

Cook down – process in which users liquefy heroin in order to inhale it

Cooker – to inject a drug

Cookies – crack

Coolie – cigarette laced with cocaine

Cooler – cigarette laced with a drug

Cop – obtain drugs

Copping zones – specific areas where buyers can purchase drugs

Coral – depressant

Coriander seeds – cash

Cork the air – to inhale cocaine

Corrinne – cocaine

Cosa – marijuana

Courage pills – heroin; depressant

Course note – bill larger than $2

Crack – cocaine

Crack attack – craving for crack

Crack back – crack and marijuana

Crack cooler – crack soaked in wine cooler

Cracker jacks – crack smokers

Crackers – LSD

Crack gallery – place where crack is bought and sold

Crack spot – area where people can purchase crack

Crank – methamphetamine; amphetamine; methcathinone

Cranking up – to inject a drug

Crap/crop – low quality heroin

Crash – sleep off effects of drugs

Crazy coke – PCP

Crazy Eddie – PCP

Crazy weed – marijuana

Credit card – crack stem

Crib – crack

Crimmie – cigarette laced with crack

Crink – methamphetamine

Cripple – marijuana cigarette

Cris – methamphetamine

Crisscross – amphetamine

Cristina – methamphetamine

Cristy – smokable methamphetamine

Croak – crack and methamphetamine

Cross tops – amphetamine

Crossroads – amphetamine

Crown crap – heroin

Crumbs – tiny pieces of crack

Crunch & Munch – crack

Cruz – opium from Veracruz, Mexico

Crying weed – marijuana

Crypto – methamphetamine

Crystal – methamphetamine; PCP; amphetamine; cocaine

Crystal joint – PCP

Crystal meth – methamphetamine

Cystal T – PCP

Crystal tea – LSD

Cubes – marijuana tablets

Culican – high potency marijuana from Mexico

Cupcakes – LSD

Cura – heroin

Cushion – vein into which a drug is injected

Cut – adulterate drugs

Dabble – use drugs occasionally

Daytime – high on drugs, especially heroin

Detox – detoxification

Dexies – Dexedrine (dextroamphetamine); Dexamyl (dextroamphetamine/amobarbital combo)

Dilaudid cowboys – person who scams physicians into prescribing Dilaudid (hydromorphone) by faking severe pain symptoms

Dillys – Dilaudid (hydromophone)

Dip and dab – experiment, especially with heroin

Dirty drop – drugs found in urine after drug test

Dirty urine – drugs found in urine after drug test

Disco biscuits – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Ditchweed – low potency marijuana that grows wild

Do up – inject a drug, especially heroin

Dollies – methadone (from the brand name Dolophine)

Doors and fours – Doriden (gluthethimide) and codeine

Double trouble – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combination)

Double trouble – Dexamyl (dextroamphetamine/amobarbital combination)

Down – under the influence of a depressant drug; depressant

Down – period of depression after �crashing�; when an intoxicating drug wears off

Down and dirtys – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Down and out – (after drug wears off) no longer high, drug supply is exhausted (out of drugs)

Drug store cowboy – person who steals drugs from pharmacies

Drying out – detoxification

Dusty roads – cocaine and PCP mixture for smoking

Dama blanca – cocaine

Dance fever – fentanyl

Dawamesk – marijuana

Dead on arrival – heroin

Deca-duabolin – injectable steroid

Deccadence – MDMA

Deck – 1 to 15 grams of heroin, also known as a bag; packet of drugs

Deeda – LSD

Delatestryl – injectable steroid

Demo – crack stem; a sample-size quantity of crack

Demolish – crack

Dep-testosterone – injectable steroid

DET – dimethyltryptamine

Devil’s dandruff – crack

Devilsmoke – crack

Dew – marijuana

Dexies – amphetamine

Diambista – marijuana

Dianabol – veterinary steroid

Diet pills – amphetamine

Dihydrolone – injectable steroid

Dimba – marijuana from West Africa

Dime – crack; $10 worth of crack

Dime bag – $10 worth of drugs

Dime’s worth – amount of heroin to cause death

Ding – marijuana

Dip – crack

Dipping out – crack runners taking a portion of crack from vials

Dirt grass – inferior quality marijuana

Dirty basing – crack

Disco biscuits – depressant

Disease – drug of choice

Ditch – marijuana

Ditch weed – marijuana inferior quality

Djamba – marijuana

DMT – Dimethyltryptamine

Do a joint – to smoke marijuana

Do a line – to inhale cocaine

Do it Jack – PCP

DOA – PCP; crack

Doctor – MDMA

Dollar – $100 worth of drugs

Dolls – depressant

Domestic – locally grown marijuana

Domex – PCP and MDMA

Dominoes – amphetamine

Don jem – marijuana

Dona Juana – marijuana

Doobie/dubbe/duby – marijuana

Dope – heroin; marijuana; any other drug

Dope fiend – crack addict

Dope smoke – to smoke marijuana

Doradilla – marijuana

Doub – $20 rock of crack

Double bubble – cocaine

Double cross – amphetamine

Double rock – crack diluted with procaine

Double trouble – depressant

Double ups – a $20 rock that can be broken into two $20 rocks

Double yoke – crack

Dove – $35 piece of crack

Downer – depressant

Downie – depressant

Draf weed – marijuana

Drag weed – marijuana

Draw up – to inject a drug

Dream – cocaine

Dream gum – opium

Dream stick – opium

Dreamer – morphine

Dreams – opium

Dropper – to inject a drug

Drowsy high – depressant

Dry high – marijuana

Duct – cocaine

Due – residue of oils trapped in a pipe after smoking base

Durabolin – injectable steroid

Durog – marijuana

Duros – marijuana

Dust – heroin; cocaine; PCP; marijuana mixed with various chemicals

Dust of angels – PCP

Dusted parsley – PCP

Dusting – adding PCP, heroin, or another drug to marijuana

Dymethzine – injectable steroid

Dynamite – heroin and cocaine

Earth – marijuana cigarette

Embroidery – scars left over veins from frequent injections

Evening – onset of heroin withdrawal (start of night time)

Ex – Ecstasy (MDMA)

Extasy – Ecstasy (MDMA)

Easing powder – opium

Eastside player – crack

Easy score – obtaining drugs easily

Eating – taking a drug orally

Ecstasy – MDMA

Egg – crack

Eight ball – 1/8 ounce of drugs

Eightball – crack and heroin

El diablito – marijuana, cocaine, heroin and PCP

El diablo – marijuana, cocaine and heroin

Electric Kool Aid – LSD

Elephant – PCP

Elephant tranquilizer – PCP

Embalming fluid – PCP

Emergency gun – instrument used to inject other than syringe

Endo – marijuana

Enoltestovis – injectable steroid

Ephedrone – methcathinone

Equipose – veterinary steroid

Esra – marijuana

Essence – MDMA

Estuffa – heroin

ET – alpha-ethyltyptamine

Eve – MDEA

Eye opener – crack; amphetamine

Factory – place where drugs are packaged, diluted, or manufactured

Fake STP – PCP

Feds – federal narcotics officers

Feenies – phenobarbital

Fiend – drug addict who lacks control

Finger – stick-shaped piece of hashish

Finger – condom filled with drugs and swallowed to facilitate drug smuggling

Fire up – smoke marijuana

Firing the ack ack gun – technique for smoking heroin by dipping tip of a tobacco cigarette in heroin (Asian slang)

Fit – paraphernalia for injecting drugs

Flaky – addicted to cocaine

Flash – glue (for sniffing)

Flashback – recurring hallucinations long after LSD use

Flashing – sniffing glue

Flip out – psychotic reaction after using a drug

Floating – high on a drug, especially heroin

Florida snow – look-alike cocaine

Fluff – filtering heroin or cocaine through cloth (often a stocking) to increase its apparent bulk

Fly agaric – amanita muscaria mushrooms

Flying saucers – variety of psychedelic morning glory seeds

Footballs – Diphetamine tablets

Footballs – Diaudid (hydromorphone) tablets

Four ways – LSD, methamphetamine, strychnine, and STP combo

Fours – Tylenol with Codeine No. 4, a prescription painkiller containing 60 mg. codeine plus acetominophen; or Empirin Compound with Codeine No. 4

Freak out – panic or psychotic reaction, particularly to LSD or another psychedelic

Free trips – psychedelic flashbacks

Freebee – psychedelic flashback

Freebee – inhaling freon

Full moon – large piece of peyote cactus

Funk – marijuana

Funny stuff – marijuana

Fuzz – police officer; narcotics officer

Fall – arrested

Fallbrook redhair – marijuana, term from Fallbrook, CA

Famous dimes – crack

Fantasia – dimethyltryptamine

Fat bags – crack

Fatty – marijuana cigarette

Feed bag – container for marijuana

Fiend – someone who smokes marijuana alone

Fifty-one – crack

Finajet/finaject – veterinary steroid

Fine stuff – marijuana

Finger – marijuana cigarette

Fir – marijuana

Fire – to inject a drug; crack and methamphetamine

Fire it up – to smoke marijuana

Fish scales – crack

Five cent bag – $5 worth of drugs

Five dollar bag – $50 worth of drugs

Fives – amphetamine

Fix – to inject a drug

Fizzies – methadone

Flag – appearance of blood in the vein

Flake – cocaine

Flakes – PCP

Flame cooking – smoking cocaine base by putting the pipe over a stove flame

Flamethrowers – cigarette laced with cocaine and heroin

Flash – LSD

Flat blues – LSD

Flat chunks – crack cut with benzocaine

Flea powder – low purity heroin

Florida snow – cocaine

Flower – marijuana

Flower tops – marijuana

Following that cloud – searching for drugs

Foo foo stuff – heroin; cocaine

Foo-foo dust – cocaine

Foolish powder – heroin; cocaine

Footballs – amphetamine

Forty-five Minute Psychosis – Dimethyltryptamine

Forwards – amphetamine

Fraho/frajo – marijuana

Freebase – smoking cocaine; crack

Freeze – cocaine; renege on a drug deal

French blue – amphetamine

French fries – crack

Friend – fentanyl

Fries – crack

Frios – marijuana laced with PCP

Frisco special – cocaine, heroin and LSD

Frisco speedball – cocaine, heroin and LSD

Friskie powder – cocaine

Fry – crack

Fu – marijuana

Fuel – marijuana mixed with insecticides; PCP

Fuma D’Angola – marijuana Portugese term

G – $1000; or 1 gram of drugs

Ganja – marijuana (term originated in India)

Garbage head – addict who will take anything to become intoxicated; one who is not particular about which drug s/he uses

Gas – nitrous oxide

G,B, – barbiturate (from �goofball�)

Gee – paregoric

Gee head – user of paregoric

Geronimo – alcoholic beverage (especially wine) mixed with a barbiturate sleeping pill

Get on – smoke marijuana

Get your own – cocaine

Ghanja – marijuana (see ganja)

Giggle weed – marijuana

G.I. gin – elixir of terpin hydrate with codeine

Goma – morphine

Goods – any drug, especially heroin

Good sick – nausea following heroin injection

Good stuff – high potency drug, especially marijuana

Goofball – barbiturate

Goofers – barbiturate

Goofing – intoxicated on barbiturates

Gorilla pills – barbiturate sleeping pills

Green and clears – Dexamyl (dextroamphetamine and amobarbital combo) (green and clear capsules with white balls inside)

Grefa – marijuana

Grifa – marijuana

Grievous bodily harm – GHB (gamma hydroxy butyric acid)

Groovy – intoxicated by a drug

Groovy lemon – yellow LSD tablet

Ground control – sober companion for one who is intoxicated, especially on LSD

Ground man – sober companion for one who is intoxicated, especially on LSD

Guide – experienced drug user who teaches novice users how to use drugs, especially LSD

Gunga – marijuana (see ganga)

Gungeon – potent Jamaican marijuana

Gunja – marijuana (see ganga)

Gunney – marijuana

Gunney sack – marijuana (from sacks made with hemp fiber)

Gutter – veins on inside of elbow where addict injects drugs

Gutter glitter – cocaine; drugs in general

G.B. – depressant

GHB – gamma hydroxy butyrate

G-rock – one gram of rock cocaine

G-shot – small dose of drugs used to hold off withdrawal symptoms until full dose can be taken

Gaffel – fake cocaine

Gaffus – hypodermic needle

Gage/gauge – marijuana

Gagers – methcathinone

Gaggers – methcathinone

Galloping horse – heroin

Gamot – heroin

Gange – marijuana

Ganja – marijuana from Jamaica

Gank – fake crack

Garbage – inferior quality drugs

Gash – marijuana

Gasper – marijuana cigarette

Gasper stick – marijuana cigarette

Gato – heroin

Geek – crack and marijuana

Geeker – crack user

Geeze – to inhale cocaine

Geezer – to inject a drug

Geezin a bit of dee gee – injecting a drug

George smack – heroin

Get a gage up – to smoke marijuana

Get a gift – obtain drugs

Get down – to inject a drug

Get high – to smoke marijuana

Get off – to inject a drug

Get the wind – to smoke marijuana

Get through – obtain drugs

Ghana – marijuana

Gick monster – crack smoker

Gift-of-the-sun – cocaine

Giggle smoke – marijuana

Gimmie – crack and marijuana

Gin – cocaine

Girl – cocaine; crack; heroin

Girlfriend – cocaine

Give wings – inject someone or teach someone to inject heroin

Glacines – heroin

Glad stuff – cocaine

Glading – using inhalant

Glass – hypodermic needle; amphetamine

Glass gun – hypodermic needle

Glo – crack

Go-fast – methcathinone

Go into a sewer – to inject a drug

Go loco – to smoke marijuana

Go on a sleigh ride – to inhale cocaine

Gold – marijuana; crack

Gold dust – cocaine

Gold star – marijuana

Golden Dragon – LSD

Golden leaf – very high quality marijuana

Golf ball – crack

Golf balls – depressant

Goma – opium; black tar heroin

Gondola – opium

Gong – marijuana; opium

Good and plenty – heroin

Good giggles – marijuana

Good go – proper amount of drugs for the money paid

Goodfellas – fentanyl

Goofball – cocaine and heroin; depressant

Goofers – depressant

Gopher – person paid to pickup drugs

Gorilla tab – PCP

Gorilla biscuits – PCP

Gorilla pills – depressant

Got it going on – fast sale of drugs

Graduate – completely stop using drugs or progress to stronger drugs

Gram – hashish

Grape parfait – LSD

Grass – marijuana

Grata – marijuana

Gravel – crack

Gravy – to inject a drug; heroin

Grease – currency

Great bear – fentanyl

Great tobacco – opium

Green – inferior quality marijuana; PCP; ketamine

Green dragons – depressant

Green frog – depressant

Green goddess – marijuana

Green gold – cocaine

Green goods – paper currency

Green leaves – PCP

Green tea – PCP

Greens/green stuff – paper currency

Greeter – marijuana

Greta – marijuana

Grit – crack

Groceries – crack

Ground control – guide or caretaker during a hallucinogenic experience

Guma – opium

Gun – to inject a drug; needle

Gungun – marijuana

Gutter – vein into which a drug is injected

Gutter junkie – addict who relies on others to obtain drugs

Gyve – marijuana cigarette

H & C – heroin and cocaine

H Caps – heroin

Haight, the – Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco, known as bohemian drug center in 1960’s through 1980’s

Haight-Ashbury – section of San Francisco known as a bohemian drug center in the 1960’s through 1980’s

Harry Jones – heroin

Hash – hashish

Hashbury – Haight-Ashbury section of San Francisco, emphasis on hash(ish)

He-man – iso-butyl nitrite (brand name)

Head shop – drug paraphernalia store

Heads – frequent drug users

Heavenly Blue – variety of psychedelic morning glory seeds

Heavy stuff – heroin or cocaine

Hi speeds – amphetamines

High – intoxicated

High speed – amphetamines

Hit – a single dose of an illegal drug

Hit – a single puff on a marijuana cigarette; a single puff on a pipe (any drug)

Hookah – Middle Eastern water pipe used for smoking tobacco or marijuana

Homer – freebase cocaine

Hop dog – opium addict

Hophead – opium addict

Horn – snorting a drug; using an inhalant

Hot bust – drug arrest based upon informant or undercover officer

Hubbly bubbly – hookah; a Middle Eastern water pipe used for smoking tobacco or marijuana

Huffing – using an inhalant

Hug drug – MDMA

Huggers – MDMA

Hache – heroin

Hail – crack

Hairy – heroin

Half – 1/2 ounce

Half-a-C – $50 bill

Half a football field – 50 rocks of crack

Half G – $500

Half load – 15 bags (decks) of heroin

Half moon – peyote

Half piece – 1/2 ounce of heroin or cocaine

Half track – crack

Hamburger helper – crack

Hand-to-hand – direct delivery and payment

Hand-to-hand man – transient dealers who carry small amounts of crack

Hanhich – marijuana

Hanyak – smokable speed

Happy cigarette – marijuana cigarette

Happy dust – cocaine

Happy powder – cocaine

Happy trails – cocaine

Hard candy – heroin

Hard line – crack

Hard rock – crack

Hard stuff – opium; heroin

Hardware – isobutyl nitrite

Harry – heroin

Hats – LSD

Has – marijuana

Have a dust – cocaine

Haven dust – cocaine

Hawaiin – very high potency marijuana

Hawaiian sunshine – LSD

Hawk – LSD

Hay – marijuana

Hay butt – marijuana cigarette

Haze – LSD

Hazel – heroin

Head drugs – amphetamine

Headlights – LSD

Heart-on – inhalant

Hearts – amphetamine

Heaven and Hell – PCP

Heaven dust – heroin; cocaine

Heavenly blue – LSD

Heeled – having plenty of money

He-man – fentanyl

Hemp – marijuana

Henry VIII – cocaine

Her – cocaine

Herb – marijuana

Herb and Al – marijuana and alcohol

Herba – marijuana

Heroina – heroin

Highbeams – the wide eyes of a person on crack

Hiropon – smokable methamphetamine

Hit – crack; marijuana cigarette; to smoke marijuana

Hit the hay – to smoke marijuana

Hit the main line – to inject a drug

Hit the needle – to inject a drug

Hit the pit – to inject a drug

Hitch up the reindeers – to inhale cocaine

Hocus – opium; marijuana

Homegrown – marijuana

Honey blunts – Marijuana cigars sealed with honey

Honey oil – ketamine; inhalant

Honeymoon – early stages of drug use before addiction or dependency develops

Hooch – marijuana

Hooked – addicted

Horn – to inhale cocaine; crack pipe

Horning – heroin; to inhale cocaine

Horse tracks – PCP

Horse tranquilizer – PCP

Hot heroin – poisoned to give to a police informant

Hot ice – smokable methamphetamine

Hot load/hot shot – lethal injection of an opiate

Hot stick – marijuana cigarette

Hotcakes – crack

House fee – money paid to enter a crackhouse

House piece – crack given to the owner of a crackhouse or apartment where crack users congregate

How do you like me now? – crack

Hubba, I am back – crack

Hubba pigeon – crack user looking for rocks on a floor after a police raid

Hubbas – crack, term from Northern CA

Huff – inhalant

Huffer – inhalant abuser

Hunter – cocaine

Hustle – attempt to obtain drug customers

Hyatari – peyote

Hype – heroin addict; an addict

I am back – crack

In transit – on an LSD trip

Incentive – cocaine

Indian hemp – marijuana

Indiana ditchweed – low-potency wild marijuana, grows wild from seeds originally bred for hemp rope

Indiana hay – marijuana

Ice – cocaine; methamphetamine; smokeable amphetamine; MDMA, PCP

Ice cream habit – occasional use of drugs

Ice cube – crack

Icing – cocaine

Inbetweens – depressant; amphetamine

Inca message – cocaine

Indian hay – marijuana from India

Indica – species of cannabis, found in hot climate, grows 3.5 to 4 feet

Indo – marijuana, term from Northern CA

Indonesian bud – marijuana; opium

Instant zen – LSD

Interplanetary mission – travel from one crackhouse to another in search of crack

Isda – heroin

J – marijuana cigarette

Jack back – injecting drug partially into a vein, then withdrawing blood into syringe before reinjecting

Jag – prolonged intoxication

Jammed up – overdosed on drugs

Jeff – methcathinone

Jellies – chloral hydrate

Jelly beans – chloral hydrate

Joe Fridays – Quaalude; methaqualone (from the Sgt. Friday’s badge number on dragnet, and the numeric code on the Quaalude tablet [714])

Johnson grass – low potency Texas marijuana (as in Lyndon Johnson)

(the) Jones – drug addiction; withdrawal symptoms

Jonesing a fix – obtaining small amount of drugs when unable to pay

Joy juice – choral hydrate in an alcoholic beverage

Judas – heroin (a friend that betrays you)

Jab/job – to inject a drug

Jackpot – fentanyl

Jack-Up – to inject a drug

Jag – keep a high going

Jam – amphetamine; cocaine

Jam cecil – amphetamine

Jane – marijuana

Jay smoke – marijuana

Jay – marijuana cigarette

Jefferson airplane – used match cut in half to hold a partially smoked marijuana cigarette

Jellies – depressant

Jelly – cocaine

Jelly baby – amphetamine

Jelly bean – amphetamine; depressant

Jelly beans – crack

Jet – ketamine

Jim Jones – marijuana laced with cocaine and PCP

Jive – heroin; marijuana; drugs

Jive stick – marijuana

Johnson – crack

Joint – marijuana cigarette

Jolly bean – amphetamine

Jolly green – marijuana

Jolly pop – casual user of heroin

Jolt – to inject a drug; strong reaction to drugs

Joy flakes – heroin

Joy juice – depressant

Joy plant – opium

Joy pop – to inject a drug

Joy popping – occasional use of drugs

Joy powder – heroin; cocaine

Joy smoke – marijuana

Joy stick – marijuana cigarette

Ju-ju – marijuana cigarette

Juggle – sell drugs to another addict to support a habit

Juggler – teen-aged street dealer

Jugs – amphetamine

Juice joint – marijuana cigarette sprinkled with crack

Jum – sealed plastic bag containing crack

Jumbos – large vials of crack sold on the streets

Junk – cocaine; heroin

Kabayo – heroin

K – ketamine

Kat – khat, leaves of the Cathula edulis plant (a stimulant)

Kee – kilogram of a drug

Key – kilogram of a drug

Kibbles and bits – Talwin (pentazocine) and Ritalin combo

Khat – leaves of the Cathula edulis plant (a stimulant)

Kick – withdrawal from drugs

Kick cold turkey – withdraw from narcotics (from the gooseflesh sensation as symptom of withdrawal syndrome)

KIck the habit – withdraw from narcotics (from leg tremors and convulsions as symptoms of withdrawal syndrome); withdraw from any drug

Kicking – withdrawing from drugs

Kif – hashish, potent Moroccan marijuana

Kilo – kilogram of a drug

KIlo connection – drug dealer who sells in kilogram quantities

King Kong – major heroin habit

King Kong pills – barbiturate sleeping pills

kingpin – major drug dealer who imports or sells drugs in large quantities

Knockout drops – choral hydrate mixed in an alcoholic beverage

Krypt tonight – isobutyl nitrite (brand name)

Kabuki – crack pipe made from a plastic rum bottle and a rubber sparkplug cover

Kaksonjae – smokable methamphetamine

Kali – marijuana

Kangaroo – crack

Kaps – PCP

Karachi – heroin

Kaya – marijuana

K-blast – PCP

Kentucky blue – marijuana

KGB (killer green bud) – marijuana

K-hole – periods of ketamine-induced confusion

Kibbles & Bits – small crumbs of crack

Kick – getting off a drug habit; inhalant

Kick stick – marijuana cigarette

Kiff – marijuana

Killer – marijuana; PCP

Kilter – marijuana

Kind – marijuana

King ivory – fentanyl

King Kong pills – depressant

King’s habit – cocaine

Kleenex – MDMA

Klingons – crack addicts

Kokomo – crack

Kryptonite – crack

Krystal – PCP

Krystal joint – PCP

Kumba – marijuana

L.A. – long-acting amphetamine

L.A. glass – smokable methamphetamine

L.A. ice – smokable methamphetamine

L.A. turnarounds – amphetamines, especially Biphetamine (amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine combo)

Lace (verb) – incorporating or mixing one drug in another

Lay – smoke opium

Lay down – smoke opium in reclining position; use drugs

Layout – paraphernalia for using drugs, especially for smoking opium

L.B. – a pound of drugs

L.B.J. – JB 226-N-Methyl-3 Piperidyl benzitate hydrochloride (a psychedelic drug)

Lebanese – hashish from Lebanon

Lemon – weak or impotent dose of drugs

Lemmon 714 – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Lemons – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Lennons – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Lewds – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Lip poppers – amphetamines

Light up – smoke marijuana

Limbo – marijuana

Line – main vein in the arm used for injecting drugs

Line – single dose for snorting cocaine hydrochloride

Loaded – intoxicated on any drug

Loads – Doriden (glutethimide) and codeine combo

Loco – marijuana

Locoweed – Jimson weed (Datura stramonium)

Look-alike drug – counterfeit drug that mimics the appearance of a controlled substance

Love drug – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Love drug of the ’80s – MDMA

Love drug of the ’90s – MDMA

Love trip – mescaline and MDA combo

Lovers – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Lucas – marijuana

Ludes – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Luding out – intoxicated on Quaalude (methaqualone)

Lumber – marijuana stems and wastes

L.L. – marijuana

Lace – cocaine and marijuana

Lady – cocaine

Lady caine – cocaine

Lady snow – cocaine

Lakbay diva – marijuana

Lamborghini – crack pipe made from plastic rum bottle and a rubber sparkplug cover

Las mujercitas – psilocybin

Lason sa daga – LSD

Laugh and scratch – to inject a drug

Laughing gas – nitrous oxide

Laughing grass – marijuana

Laughing weed – marijuana

Lay back – depressant

Lay-out – equipment for taking drugs

Leaky bolla – PCP

Leaky leak – PCP

Leaf – marijuana; cocaine

Leapers – amphetamine

Leaping – under the influence of drugs

Legal speed – over the counter asthma drug; trate name = Mini thin

Lemonade – heroin; poor quality drugs

Lethal weapon – PCP

Lib (Librium) – depressant

Lid – 1 ounce of marijuana

Lid proppers – amphetamine

Light stuff – marijuana

Lightning – amphetamine

Lima – marijuana

Lime acid – LSD

Line – cocaine

Lipton Tea – inferior quality drugs

Little bomb – amphetamine; heroin; depressant

Little smoke – marijuana; psilocybin/psilocin

Llesca – marijuana

Load – 25 bags of heroin

Loaded – high

Loaf – marijuana

Lobo – marijuana

Locoweed – marijuana

Log – PCP; marijuana cigarette

Loused – covered by sores and abscesses from repeated use of unsterile needles

Love – crack

Love affair – cocaine

Love boat – marijuana dipped in formaldehyde; PCP

Love drug – MDMA; depressant

Love pearls – alpha-ethyltyptamine

Love pills – alpha-ethyltyptamine

Love trip – MDMA and mescaline

Love weed – marijuana

Lovelies – marijuana laced with PCP

LSD – lysergic acid diethylamide

Lucy in the sky with diamonds – LSD

Ludes – depressant

Luding out – depressant

Luds – depressant

M – marijuana; morphine

M&Ms – Seconal (secobarbital)


Mad dog – Mogen David 20/20 fortified wine

Man – heroin; drug dealer; the police

Mary – morphine [obsolete]

Mellow drug of America – MDMA

Merck – pharmaceutical cocaine (from the manufacturer)

Mescal – an intoxicating distilled beverage, from the maguey plant

Mickey Finn – choral hydrate mixed in an alcoholic beverage

Mike – microgram of a drug (one-millionth of a gram)

Miltown – meprobamate, a tranquilizer

Mister Natural – LSD

Morphina – morphine

Monkey on one’s back – addiction to a drug, especially heroin or opium

Moocah – marijuana

Mother – a drug pusher

Mother’s Little Helper – Valium (diazepam)

Muggles – marijuana

Munchies – symptoms of intense hunger after marijuana use

M.J. – marijuana

M.O. – marijuana

M.U. – marijuana

Machinery – marijuana

Macon – marijuana

Madman – PCP

Mad dog – PCP

Magic – PCP

Magic dust – PCP

Magic mushroom – psilocybin/psilocin

Magic smoke – marijuana

Main line – to inject a drug

Mainliner – person who injects into the vein

Make up – need to find more drugs

Mama coca – cocaine

Manhattan silver – marijuana

Marathons – amphetamine

Mari – marijuana cigarette

Marshmallow reds – depressant

Mary – marijuana

Mary and Johnny – marijuana

Mary Ann – marijuana

Mary Jane – marijuana

Mary Warner – marijuana

Mary Weaver – marijuana

Maserati – crack pipe made from a plastic rum bottle and a rubber sparkplug cover

Matchbox – 1/4 ounce of marijuana or 6 marijuana cigarettes

Matsakow – heroin

Maui wauie – marijuana from Hawaii

Max – gamma hydroxy butyrate dissolved in water and mixed with amphetamines

Maxibolin – oral steroid

Mayo – cocaine; heroin

MDMA – methylenedioxy-methamphetamine

Mean green – PCP

Meg – marijuana

Megg – marijuana cigarette

Meggie – marijuana

Merchandise – drugs

Merk – cocaine

Mesc – mescaline

Mescal – mescaline

Mese – mescaline

Messorole – marijuana

Meth – methamphetamine

Meth head – regular user of methamphetamine

Meth monster – person who has a violent reaction to methamphetamine

Methatriol – injectable steroid

Methyltestosterone – oral steroid

Mexican horse – heroin

Mexican mushroom – psilocybin/psilocin

Mexican red – marijuana

Mezc – mescaline

Mickey Finn – depressant

Mickey’s – depressant

Mighty Joe Young – depressant

Mighty mezz – marijuana cigarette

Minibennie – amphetamine

Mint leaf – PCP

Mira – opium

Miss – to inject a drug

Miss Emma – morphine

Missile basing – crack liquid and PCP

Mission – trip out of the crackhouse to obtain crack

Mist – PCP; crack smoke

Modams – marijuana

Mohasky – marijuana

Mojo – cocaine; heroin

Monkey – drug dependency; cigarette made from cocaine paste and tobacco

Monos – cigarette made from cocaine paste and tobacco

Monte – marijuana from South America

Mooca/moocah – marijuana

Moon – mescaline

Moonrock – crack and heroin

Moota/mutah – marijuana

Mooters – marijuana cigarette

Mootie – marijuana

Morning wake-up – first blast of crack from the pipe

Morotgara – heroin

Mortal combat – high potency heroin

Mosquitos – cocaine

Mota/moto – marijuana

Mother – marijuana

Mow the grass – to smoke marijuana

Muggie – marijuana

Mujer – cocaine

Nail – marijuana cigarette

Nail – hypodermic syringe

Narc – pejorative term for narcotics officer

Nebbies – Nembutal (pentobarbital)

Needle Park – Sherman Square at Broadway and Amsterdam Avenue in New York City, hangout for addicts and pushers

Nemish – Nembutal (pentobarbital)

Night time – heroin withdrawal

Nimbies – Nembutal (pentobarbital)

Nailed – arrested

Nanoo – heroin

Nebbies – depressant

Nemmies – depressant

New acid – PCP

New magic – PCP

New Jack Swing – heroin and morphine

Nice and easy – heroin

Nickel bag – $5 worth of drugs; heroin

Nickelonians – crack addicts

Niebla – PCP

Nimbies – depressant

Nix – stranger among the group

Nose candy – cocaine

Nugget – amphetamine

Nuggets – crack

Number – marijuana cigarette

Number 3 – cocaine, heroin

O.J. – marijuana

Ocean Spray – salt water in mister bottle used to spray nasal passages after snorting cocaine or other drugs

Off – high on a drug

Oil – hashish oil

On the pine – smoking freebase cocaine

One and one – snorting cocaine using both nostrils

Orange – Desoxyn (methamphetamine)

Orange cupcakes – LSD, methamphetamine, strichnine, and STP combo

Ounce man – dealer who sells in one ounce quantities

Outfit – paraphernalia for injecting drugs

Oz – an ounce of a drug

Ozzie’s stuff – LSD (apparent reference to Ozzie Osborne)

Octane – PCP laced with gasoline

On a mission – searching for crack

On a trip – under the influence of drugs

On ice – in jail

On the bricks – walking the streets

On the nod – under the influence of narcotics or depressant

One and one – to inhale cocaine

One box tissue – one ounce of crack

One-fifty-one – crack

One way – LSD

Optical illusions – LSD

Orange barrels – LSD

Orange crystal – PCP

Orange cubes – LSD

Orange haze – LSD

Orange micro – LSD

Orange wedges – LSD

Oranges – amphetamine

Outerlimits – crack and LSD

Owsley’s acid – LSD

Oz – inhalant


Paca lolo – marijuana (Hawaiian term)

Paregoric – camphorated tincture of opium, lightly regulated

Partying – using a drug, especially heroin; getting drunk

PDR – Physician’s Desk Reference (a drug directory)

Peanuts – barbiturate sleeping pills

Peace weed – marijuana with PCP

Peaches – Benzedrine (amphetamine) tablets

Peaking – point of highest intensity in an LSD trip

Pearly Gates – variety of psychedelic morning glory seeds

Percs – Percodan (oxycodone)

Perks – Percodan (oxycodone)

Peter – choral hydrate

Petrol – gasoline (for sniffing)

P.F. – crack cocaine in aspirin-sized tablets as a disguise

P.G. – paregoric

Phennies – phenobarbital

Phenos – phenobarbital

Phillies Blunt – cigar hollowed out and filled with marijuana

Picked up – smoked marijuana

Pin – thinly-rolled marijuana cigarettes

Pineapple – heroin and Ritalin or amphetamine

Pink spoons – Percodan (oxycodone)

Pinks – Seconal (secobarbital) tablets

Pinned – high on narcotics (from pinpoint pupils)

Plant – drugs placed by others to incriminate a suspect

Platters – hashish

Poke – to smoke a marijuana cigarette

Poor man’s speedball – heroin and methamphetamine combo

Pop – drug arrest

Popping – injecting drugs subcutaneously (see skin popping)

Potlikker – tea brewed from marijuana waste

Pot liquor – tea brewed from marijuana waste

P.R. – Panama red marijuana

Preludes – Preludin (phenmetrazine hydrochloride)

Puff – to smoke, especially opium

Purple hearts – Luminal tablets

P.R. (Panama Red) – marijuana

P-funk – heroin; crack and PCP

Pack – heroin; marijuana

Pack of rocks – marijuana cigarette

Pakalolo – marijuana

Pakistani black – marijuana

Panama cut – marijuana

Panama gold – marijuana

Panama red – marijuana

Panatella – large marijuana cigarette

Pancakes and syrup – Combination of glutethimide and codeine cough syrup

Pane – LSD

Pangonadalot – heroin

Panic – drugs not available

Paper acid – LSD

Paper bag – container for drugs

Paper blunts – marijuana within a paper casing rather than a tobacco leaf casing

Paper boy – heroin peddler

Parabolin – veterinary steroid

Parachute – crack and PCP smoked; heroin

Paradise – cocaine

Paradise white – cocaine

Parlay – crack

Parsley – marijuana, PCP

Paste – crack

Pat – marijuana

Patico – crack (Spanish)

Paz – PCP

Peace – LSD, PCP

Peace pill – PCP

Peace tablets – LSD

Peace weed – PCP

Peaches – amphetamine

Peanut – depressant

Peanut butter – PCP mixed with peanut butter

Pearl – cocaine

Pearls – amyl nitrite

Pearly gates – LSD

Pebbles – crack

Peddlar – drug supplier

Pee Wee – crack; $5 worth of crack

Pen yan – opium

Pep pills – amphetamine

Pepsi habit – occasional use of drugs

Perico – cocaine

Perp – fake crack made of candle wax and baking soda

Peter Pan – PCP

Peth – depressant

Peruvian – cocaine

Peruvian flake – cocaine

Peruvian lady – cocaine

Peyote – mescaline

Phennies – depressant

Phenos – depressant

Pianoing – using the fingers to find lost crack

Piece – 1 ounce; cocaine; crack

Piedras – crack (Spanish)

Piles – crack

Pimp – cocaine

Pimp your pipe – lending or renting your crack pipe

Pin – marijuana

Ping-in-wing – to inject a drug

Pink hearts – amphetamine

Pink ladies – depressant

Pink Panther – LSD

Pipe – crack pipe; marijuana pipe; vein into which a drug is injected; mix drugs with other substances

Pipero – crack user

Pixies – amphetamine

Plant – hiding place for drugs

Pocket rocket – marijuana

Pod – marijuana

Poison – heroin; fentanyl

Poke – marijuana

Polvo blanco – cocaine

Polvo de angel – PCP

Polvo de estrellas – PCP

Pony – crack

Poor man’s pot – inhalant

Pop – to inhale cocaine

Poppers – isobutyl nitrite; amyl nitrite

Pot – marijuana

Potato – LSD

Potato chips – crack cut with benzocaine

Potten bush – marijuana

Powder – heroin; amphetamine

Powder diamonds – cocaine

Power puller – rubber piece attached to crack stem

Prescription – marijuana cigarette

Press – cocaine; crack

Pretendica – marijuana

Pretendo – marijuana

Primo – crack; marijuana mixed with crack

Primobolan – injectable and oral steroid

Primos – cigarettes laced with cocaine and heroin

Proviron – oral steroid

Pseudocaine – phenylpropanolamine, an adulterant for cutting crack

Puff the dragon – to smoke marijuana

Puffer – crack smoker

Pullers – crack users who pull at parts of their bodies excessively

Pumping – selling crack

Purple – ketamine

Purple barrels – LSD

Purple haze – LSD

Purple hearts – LSD; amphetamine; depressant

Purple flats – LSD

Purple rain – PCP

Push shorts – to cheat or sell short amounts

Pusher – one who sells drugs; metal hanger or umbrella rod used to scrape residue in crack stems

Q – depressant

q’at – khat, leaves of the Cathula edulis plant (a stimulant)

qua – Quaalude (methaqualone)

quaa – Quaalude (methaqualone)

quack – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Quad – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Quas – Quaaludes (methaqualone)

Quad – depressant

Quarter – 1/4 ounce or $25 worth of drugs

Quarter bag – $25 worth of drugs

Quarter moon – hashish

Quarter piece – 1/4 ounce

Quartz – smokable speed

Queen Ann’s lace – marijuana

Quill – methamphetamine; heroin; cocaine

Quinolone – injectable steroid

Racehorse charlie – cocaine; heroin

Ragweed – inferior quality marijuana; heroin

Railroad weed – marijuana

Rainbows – depressant

Rainy day woman – marijuana

Rambo – heroin

Rail – single dose for snorting cocaine hydrochloride

R and R – Seconal (secobarbital) and Ripple wine (reds and Ripple)

Rainbows – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combo) (a multi- colored striped capsule)

Red birds – Seconal (secobarbital) (red capsules)

Red bullets – Seconal (secobarbital) (red capsules)

Red and blues – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combo)

Reds – Seconal (secobarbital) (red capsules)

Reds and Ripple – Seconal (secobarbital) and Ripple wine

Ripped – intoxicated

Roses – Benzedrine (amphetamine) tablets

Rush – initial euphoria at the onset of drug use

Rane – cocaine; heroin

Rangood – marijuana grown wild

Rap – criminally charged; to talk with someone

Rasta weed – marijuana

Raw – crack

Rave – party designed to enhance a hallucinogenic experience through music and behavior

Razed – under the influence of drugs

Ready rock – cocaine; crack; heroin

Recompress – change the shape of cocaine flakes to resemble �rock�

Red and blue – depressant

Red bullets – depressant

Red caps – crack

Red cross – marijuana

Red devil – depressant, PCP

Red dirt – marijuana

Reds – depressant

Red eagle – heroin

Red phosphorus – smokable speed

Reefer – marijuana

Regular P – crack

Rhythm – amphetamine

Riding the wave – under the influence of drugs

Righteous bush – marijuana

Ringer – good hit of crack

Rippers – amphetamine

Roach – butt of marijuana cigarette

Roach clip – holds partially smoked marijuana cigarette

Road dope – amphetamine

Roca – crack (Spanish)

Rock attack – crack

Rock house – place where crack is sold and smoked

Rock(s) – cocaine; crack

Rocket caps – dome-shaped caps on crack vials

Rockets – marijuana cigarette

Rockette – female who uses crack

Rocks of hell – crack

Rock star – female who trades sex for crack or money to buy crack

Rocky III – crack

Roid rage – aggressive behavior caused by excessive steroid use

Roller – to inject a drug

Rolling – under the influence of MDMA

Roofies – Rophynol; a sedative that makes users feel very drunk

Rooster – crack

Root – marijuana

Rope – marijuana

Rosa – amphetamine

Rose marie – marijuana

Roses – amphetamine

Rox – crack

Roxanne – cocaine; crack

Royal blues – LSD

Roz – crack

Ruderalis – species of cannabis, found in Russia, grows 1 to 2.5 feet

Running – MDMA

Rush snappers – isobutyl nitrite

Russian sickles – LSD

Sacrament – LSD

Sacred mushrooms – psilocybin

Schmack – heroin

Score – price of a bundle of drugs, especially heroin

Scratch – addict (from an addict’s habit of scratching self)

Seggy – Seconal (secobarbital)

Serenity, tranquility, and peace – STP

Sets – Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute

714s – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Seven fourteens – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Sherm – tobacco cigarette laced with PCP

Sherman – tobacco cigarette laced with PCP

Shlook – a puff of a marijuana cigarette

Short count – short weight of drug as a result of cheating

Short go – short weight of drug as a result of cheating

Shotgun – inhaling marijuana smoke forced into one’s mouth by another’s exhaling sometimes through long cylinder like a gun barrel

60 second trip – amyl nitrite

Skin – marijuana rolling paper

Skinning – injecting drugs subcutaneously

Sleepers – barbiturates

Sleepwalker – heroin addict

Snappers – amyl nitrite

Snop – marijuana

Snort – cocaine

Snort – inhalants

Snow lights – visual hallucinations after cocaine use, image of flashing bright lights

Sopors – Sopor (methaqualone)

Space blasting – smoking cocaine and PCP together

Spaced – intoxicated by psychedelic drug

Speckled birds – amphetamines

Speckled eggs – amphetamines

Speedball – injection of heroin and cocaine mixture

Speedball artist – one who injects heroin and cocaine mixture

Spring – giving a marijuana cigarette to another

Stanley’s stuff – LSD

Star – LSD blotter acid with star-shaped design

Steamboat – inhaling marijuana smoke trapped in toilet paper roll or similar device used to burn last embers of the butt

Sticks – marijuana stems and waste

Sting – police trap set for unwitting criminals

Stool – police informant; to cooperate with police

Straight – not using drugs

Street, the – where addicts congregate and exchange drugs

Strung out – addicted to drugs with severe symptoms

Stuff – any drug, especially narcotics

Stumblers – barbiturates

Swingman – drug pusher

Supper – Sopor (methaqualone)

Super cools – PCP laced cigarettes

Super flu – heroin withdrawal symptoms

Super Sopors – Parest (methaqualone)

Super grass – marijuana with PCP

Super weed – marijuana with PCP

Supers – methaqualone

Syrup and beans – Doriden (glutethimide) and codeine

Sacre mushroom – psilocybin

Salt – heroin

Salt and pepper – marijuana

Sam – federal narcotics agent

Sandoz – LSD

Sandwich – two layers of cocaine with a layer of heroin in the middle

Santa Marta – marijuana

Sasfras – marijuana

Satan’s secret – inhalant

Satch – papers, letter, cards, clothing, etc., saturated with drug solution (used to smuggle drugs into prisons or hospitals)

Satch cotton – fabric used to filter a solution of narcotics before injection

Sativa – species of cannabis, found in cool, damp climate, grows up to 18 feet

Scaffle – PCP

Scag – heroin

Scat – heroin

Scate – heroin

Scissors – marijuana

Score – purchase drugs

Scorpion – cocaine

Scottie – cocaine

Scotty – cocaine; crack; the high from crack

Scramble – crack

Scratch – money

Scruples – crack

Seccy – depressant

Seeds – marijuana

Seggy – depressant

Sen – marijuana

Serpico 21 – cocaine

Server – crack dealer

Sess – marijuana

Sevenup – cocaine; crack

Sezz – marijuana

Shabu – ice

Shake – marijuana

Shaker/baker/water – materials needed to freebase cocaine; shakerbottle, baking soda, water

Sharps – needles

She – cocaine

Sheet rocking – crack and LSD

Shermans – PCP

Sherms – PCP; crack

Shoot/shoot up – to inject a drug

Shooting gallery – place where drugs are used

Shot – to inject a drug

Siddi – marijuana

Sightball – crack

Sinse – marijuana

Sinsemilla – potent variety marijuana

Sixty-two – 2 1/2 ounces of crack

Sketching – coming down from a speed induced high

Skunk – marijuana

Slab – crack

Slam – to inject a drug

Slanging – selling drugs

Sleeper – heroin; depressant

Sleet – crack

Slick superspeed – methcathinone

Smack – heroin

Smears – LSD

Smoke – heroin and crack; crack; marijuana

Smoke Canada – marijuana

Smoking gun – heroin and cocaine

Snap – amphetamine

Snappers – isobutyl nitrite

Sniff – to inhale cocaine; inhalant; methcathinone

Snop – marijuana

Snort – to inhale cocaine; use inhalant

Snow – cocaine; heroin; amphetamine

Snowball – cocaine and heroin

Snow bird – cocaine

Snowcones – cocaine

Snow pallets – amphetamine

Snow seals – cocaine and amphetamine

Snow soke – crack

Snow white – cocaine

Society high – cocaine

Soda – injectable cocaine

Softballs – depressant

Soles – hashish

Soma – PCP

Sopers – depressant

Space base – crack dipped in PCP; hollowed out cigar refilled with PCP and crack

Space cadet – crack dipped in PCP

Space dust – crack dipped in PCP

Space ship – glass pipe used to smoke crack

Spark it up – to smoke marijuana

Sparkle plenty – amphetamine

Sparklers – amphetamine

Special K – ketamine

Special la coke – ketamine

Speed – methamphetamine; amphetamine; crack

Speed boat – marijuana, PCP, crack

Speed freak – habitual user of methamphetamine

Speedball – heroin and cocaine; amphetamine

Spike – to inject a drug; needle

Splash – amphetamine

Spliff – marijuana cigarette

Splim – marijuana

Split – half and half or to leave

Splivins – amphetamine

Spoon – 1/16 ounce of heroin; paraphernalia used to prepare heroin for injection

Sporting – to inhale cocaine

Spray – inhalant

Sprung – person just starting to use drugs

Square mackerel – marijuana, term from Florida

Square time Bob – crack

Squirrel – smoking cocaine, marijuana and PCP; LSD

Stack – marijuana

Stacking – taking steroids with a prescription

Star – methcathinone

Stardust – cocaine, PCP

Star-spangled powder – cocaine

Stash – place to hide drugs

Stash areas – drug storage and distribution areas

Stat – Methcathinone

Steerer – person who directs customers to spots for buying crack

Stem – cylinder used to smoke crack

Stems – marijuana

Stick – marijuana, PCP

Stink weed – marijuana

Stones – crack

Stoppers – depressant

Straw – marijuana cigarette

Strawberries – depressant

Strawberry fields – LSD

Strung out – heavily addicted to drugs

Stumbler – depressant

Sugar – cocaine; LSD; heroin

Sugar block – crack

Sugar cubes – LSD

Sugar lumps – LSD

Sugar weed – marijuana

Super acid – ketamine

Super C – ketamine

Super Grass – PCP

Super ice – smokable methamphetamine

Supergrass – marijuana

Sweet Lucy – marijuana

Sweet stuff – heroin; cocaine

Sweets – amphetamine

Swell up – crack

synthetic cocaine – PCP

T – cocaine; marijuana

Tabs – tablets of any drug

Tac – PCP

Take off – to get intoxicated; to inject narcotics; to rob

Take off artists – heroin addicts who rob other addicts to get drugs

Taking care of business – heroin addicts life and actions on the street

Taking on a number – smoking marijuana

Tall – intoxicated

Tall – Talwin (pentazocine)

Tapping the bags – when dealers remove small amounts of heroin from a bag before selling it, thus short weighting the buyer

T-birds – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combo)

THC – tetrahydrocannabinol; marijuana; PCP (erroneously used)

Tecata – heroin

Temple balls – hashish

Ten cent pistol – heroin dose laced with poison

Tens – 10mg amphetamine tablets

300’s – Quaaludes (methaqualone)

Three hundreds – Quaaludes (methaqualone)

T’s and B’s – Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute

Tic tac – PCP

Tie off – tighten tourniquet to facilitate injection

Tie up – tighten tourniquet to facilitate injection

Tighten someone’s wig – provide marijuana [1940’s]

Tijuana – marijuana

TJ – marijuana (from Tijuana)

Toak – to inhale smoke, especially marijuana

Toke pipes – small pipes in which marijuana is smoked

Toke up – to light a marijuana cigarette

Topi – peyote cactus (contains mescaline)

Tops and bottoms – Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute

Torn up – intoxicated

Torpedo – choral hydrate in an alcoholic beverage

Toys – hypodermic syringe and injection paraphernalia

Tracks – scars left over veins from frequent injections

Tricycles and bicycles – Talwin (pentazocine) and PBZ (pyribenzamine) used as a heroin substitute

Trip – a psychedelic drug use experience; to be intoxicated on psychedelic drugs

Tripping – intoxicated on psychedelic drugs, especially LSD

Tripsville – San Francisco

Tooey – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combo)

Tuie – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combo)

Turnarounds – amphetamines, especially Biphetamine (amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine combo)

turp – elixir of terpin hydrate and codeine

Twoies – Tuinal (amobarbital/secobarbital combo)

T.N.T. – heroin; fentanyl

Tabs – LSD

Tail lights – LSD

Taima – marijuana

Taking a cruise – PCP

Takkouri – marijuana

Tango Cash – fentanyl

Tar – opium; heroin

Tardust – cocaine

Taste – heroin; small sample of drugs

Taxing – price paid to enter a crackhouse; charging more per vial depending on race of customer or if not a regular customer

Tea – marijuana, PCP

Tea party – to smoke marijuana

Teardrops – dosage units of crack packaged in the cut-off corners of plastic bags

Tecate – heroin

Teenage – 1/16 gram of methamphetamine

Teeth – cocaine; crack

Tension – crack

Tex-mex – marijuana

Texas pot – marijuana

Texas tea – marijuana

Thai sticks – bundles of marijuana soaked in hashish oil; marijuana buds bound on short sections of bamboo

THC – tetrahydrocannabinol

The beast – heroin

The C – methcathinone

The devil – crack

Therobolin – injectable steroid

Thing – heroin; cocaine; main drug interest at the moment

Thirteen – marijuana

Thrusters – amphetamine

Thumb – marijuana

Tic tac – PCP

Tie – to inject a drug

Tin – container for marijuana

Tissue – crack

Toilet water – inhalant

Toke – to inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana

Toke up – to smoke marijuana

Toncho – octane booster which is inhaled

Tooles – depressant

Toot – cocaine; to inhale cocaine

Tooties – depressant

Top gun – crack

Topi – mescaline

Torch – marijuana

Torch cooking – smoking cocaine base by using a propane or butane torch as a source of flame

Torch up – to smoke marijuana

Torpedo – crack and marijuana

Totally spent – MDMA hangover

TR-6s – amphetamine

Track – to inject a drug

Tracks – row of needle marks on a person

Tragic magic – crack dipped in PCP

Trails – LSD induced perception that moving objects leave multiple images or trails behind them

Trank – PCP

Tranq – depressant

Trap – hiding place for drugs

Trays – bunches of vials

Travel agent – LSD supplier

Trip – LSD; alpha-ethyltyptamine

Troop – crack

Trophobolene – injectable steroid

Truck drivers – amphetamine

Tuie – depressant

Turbo – crack and marijuana

Turf – place where drugs are sold

Turkey – cocaine; amphetamine

Turnabout – amphetamine

Tutti-frutti – flavored cocaine developed by a Brazillian gang

Tweak mission – on a mission to find crack

Tweaking – drug-induced paranoia; peaking on speed

Tweek – methamphetamine-like substance

Tweeker – methcathinone

Twenty – $20 rock of crack

Twist – marijuana cigarette

Twistum – marijuana cigarette

Two for nine – two $5 vials or bags of crack for $9

Ultimate – crack

Uncle Miltie – Miltown (meprobamate)

Up – stimulant drug

Using – taking drugs

Uncle – Federal agents

Uncle Milty – depressant

Up against the stem – addicted to smoking marijuana

Uppers – amphetamine

Uppies – amphetamine

Ups and downs – depressant

Utopiates – hallucinogens

Uzi – crack; crack pipe

V – the depressant Valium

Vipe – marijuana

Viper – marijuana smoker

Vitamin Q – Quaalude (methaqualone)

Vodka acid – LSD

Wac – PCP on marijuana

Wack – PCP

Wacky – marijuana

Wacky dust – cocaine

Wacky terbacky – marijuana

Wafer – LSD

Wallbangers – methaqualone (Quaalude or Mandrax)

Weasel dust – cocaine

Weekend habit – irregular narcotics use

Weekend warrior – irregular drug user

West Coast turnaround – amphetamines, especially Biphetamine (amphetamine/ dextroamphetamine combo)

Whiffenpoppers – amyl nitrite

Wired – intoxicated on amphetamines; addicted to heroin

Wake ups – amphetamine

Wasted – under the influence of drugs; murdered

Water – methamphetamine, PCP

Wave – crack

Weed – marijuana, PCP

Weightless – high on crack

Whack – PCP and heroin

Wheat – marijuana

White – amphetamine

White ball – crack

White cloud – crack smoke

White cross – methamphetamine; amphetamine

White ghost – crack

White horse – cocaine

White mosquito – cocaine

White powder – cocaine; PCP

White sugar – crack

White tornado – crack

Whites – amphetamine

Whiz bang – cocaine and heroin

Wild cat – methcathinone and cocaine

Window glass – LSD

Window pane – LSD

Wings – heroin; cocaine

Winstrol – oral steroid

Winstrol V – veterinary steroid

Witch hazel – heroin

Wollie – rocks of crack rolled into a marijuana cigarette

Wonder star – methcathinone

Woolah – a hollowed out cigar refilled with marijuana and crack

Woolas – cigarette laced with cocaine; marijuana cigarette sprinkled with crack

Woolies – marijuana amd crack or PCP

Wooly blunts – Marijuana and crack or PCP

Working – selling crack

Working half – crack rock weighing half gram or more

Wrecking crew – crack

X – marijuana; MDMA; amphetamine

X-ing – MDMA


Yahoo/yeaho – crack

Yale – crack

Yeh – marijuana

Yellow jackets – Nembutal (pentobarbital)

Yellow submarines – Nembutal (pentobarbital) (a yellow downer capsule)

Yellow – LSD; depressant

Yellow bam – methamphetamine

Yellow bullets – depressant

Yellow jackets – depressant

Yellow submarine – marijuana

Yen pop – marijuana

Yen sleep – restless, drowsy state after LSD use

Yerba – marijuana

Yerba mala – PCP and marijuana

Yesca – marijuana

Yesco – marijuana

Yeyo – cocaine, Spanish term

Yimyom – crack

Zacatecas purple – marijuana from Mexico

Zambi – marijuana

Zig Zag man – LSD; marijuana; marijuana rolling papers

Zip – cocaine

Zombie weed – marijuana with PCP

Zonked – intoxicated

Zol – marijuana cigarette

Zombie – PCP; heavy user of drugs

Zooie – holds butt of marijuana cigarette

Zoom – PCP; marijuana laced with PCP

Zoomers – individuals who sell fake crack and then flee blood

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