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Slang Terms For Drugs In 2021



The Oxford English Dictionary (OED) defines slang as “a type of language that consists of words and phrases that are regarded as very informal, are more common in speech than writing, and are typically restricted to a particular context or group of people.” There are many different types of drugs available, and each drug goes by many names. Verywell Mind explains that “slang terms used for drugs can range from humorous to clever to serious warnings.” It is highly common for teenagers to use drug slang to talk about drugs in secret so as to avoid getting into trouble. If you hear your teenager, use slang drug terms it could indicate he or she is using drugs.  The United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) compiled a list of more than 2,300 slang terms used to identify a wide variety of controlled substances. Below include examples of some of the most commonly used slang terms for drugs, respectively. 


Marijuana goes by many slang names some of which include the following: Astro Turf, Bhang, Blunt, Boom, Chronic, Dagga, Dope, Gangster, Ganja, Grass, Hemp, Herb, Home Grown, J, Kiff, Mary Jane, Nederweed, Pot, Purple Haze, Reefer, Roach, Smoke, Skunk, Super Skunk, Texas Tea, Weed, White, and Widow.

Cocaine and Crack Cocaine

Cocaine typically comes in two forms: the powdered form and the crystal form. In its crystal form it is known as crack cocaine. It goes by many slang names some of which include the following: Ball, 24-7, Fat bags, Apple Jacks, Badrock, Candy, Tornado, Troop, Beat, Chemical, Glo, Hail, Base, Cookies, Crumbs, Hotcakes, Ice Cube, Gravel, Cloud, Jelly Beans, Devil Drug, Nuggets, Raw, Paste, Grit, Rock, Scrabble, Hard Rock, Crack, Dice, Kryptonite, Sleet, Product, Sugar Block, Snow Coke, Piece, Sleet, and Electric Kool-Aid. In its powdered form it goes by: Blow, Aunt Nora, C, Mojo, Sniff, Sneeze, Bernice, Toot, Binge, Snow, Flake, Coke, Charlie, Nose Candy, Dust, White, and Paradise.

Synthetic Cathinones

The most common name used for synthetic cathinones is bath salts. They do, however go by many other slang names, some of which include: Flakka, Ivory Wave, Vanilla Sky, Cloud Nine, Blue Silk, Purple Sky, Bliss, Purple Wave, Red Dove, Zoom, Bloom, Ocean Snow, Lunar Wave, White Lightening, Scarface, Hurricane Charlie, Drone, Energy-1, Meow Meow, Sextasy, Ocean Burst, Pure Ivory, Snow Leopard, Stardust, White Night, White Rush, Charge Plus, White Dove, plant fertilizer, plant food.


Methamphetamine is a neuro-toxic stimulant that is highly addictive. It typically comes in a crystalline form or in a powdered form.  “Crystal Meth” is commonly known as the crystalline form of methamphetamine. This form also goes by names such as Speed, Rock, Ice Crystal, and Glass. The powdered form of methamphetamine has many slang names, some of which include: Beannies, Brown, Chalk, Crank, Chicken feed, Cinnamon, Crink, Crypto, Fast, Getgo, Methlies, Quik, Mexican crack, Redneck cocaine, Speed, Tick tick, Tweak, Wash, and Yellow powder.


Heroin is an extremely addictive opioid drug that is derived from morphine. Heroin goes by many slang names, some of which include the following: H, Junk, Big H, Nose, Drops, Brown Sugar, Thunder, Hell Dust, Skag, Smack, and Horse.

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