Drug Street Names

A comprehensive list of brand names, generic names, and street names of commonly used or abused drugs.

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Also known as Benzos, Bars, Blues, Downers, Nerve Pills, Chill Pills, Planks, Tranks, and Zannies.

Brand NameGeneric NameStreet Names
Ativan®lorazepam Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks, Candy
Halcion®triazolamCandy, Sleeping Pills, Downers Tranks
Klonopin®clonazepam K-Pin, Pin, Super Valium, K
Librium®chlordiazepoxideSleeping Pills, Candy, Downers, Tranks
Xanax®alprazolamBicycle Handle Bars, French Fries, Hulk, Ladders, Xanies, Zan, Zannies, Zanbars, Footballs, Bars, Xan, Z-Bars, School Bus
Valium®diazepamMoggie, Eggs, Jellies, Vallies
Rohypnol®FlunitrazepamDate, La Rocha, Lunch Money, Mind Eraser, Rape Drug, Roofies, Wolfies, Mexican Valium, Forget-Me Pill, Circles


Drug TypeStreet Names
AyahuascaYagé, Aya, Hoasca,
DMT (N,N-dimethyltryptamine) The Spirit Molecule, Dimitri
LSD (D-lysergic acid diethylamide)Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Acid, Blotter, Dots, Yellow Sunshine, Electric Kool Aid, Purple Haze, Sugar Cubes,
KetamineSuper Acid, Blind Squid, Jet, K, K-Hold, Kay, Special K, Cat Valium, Vitamin K, Green
KhatCatha, Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Oat, Chat, Kat,, Qat
KratomBiak-biak, Ithang, Kahyam, Ketum, Thom, Herbal Speedball
GHB (gamma-Hydroxybutyric)G, Geeb, Georgia Home Boy, Grievous Bodily Harm, Date Rape Drug, Scoop, Gina, Goop, Liquid E, Liquid X
MescalineBlue Caps, Buttons, Cactus, Big Chief, Mescal, Topi, Moon, San Pedro,
MushroomsMagic Mushrooms, Alice, Boomers, Caps, Tweezes, Cow Patties, Fungus, Hongos, Magic, Mushies, Pizza Toppings, Shrooms,
Salvia divinorumMagic Mint, Maria Pastora, Sally-D, Diviner’s Sage
Peyote Cactus, Green Button, Half Moon, Shaman, Tops, Black Button, Nubs
PsilocybinShrooms, Little Smoke, Magic Mushrooms, Purple Passion
PCP (phencyclidine) Angel, Butt Naked, Dust, Purple Rain, Stardust, Water, Angel Dust, Wet, Yellow Fever, Zombie, Rocket Fuel
Synthetic Cathinones Bliss, Cloud Nine, Lunar Wave, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning, Bath Salts, Flakka

Illicit Drugs

Common NameOther Names
Black Tar Heroin Mexican Black Tar Heroin, Mexican Tar, Chiva
CocaineAunt, Batman, Bazulco, Bernice, Bernie, Big C, Big Rush, Flake, Blow, Blowcaine, Bump, Aunt, Colombia, Crack, Dust, Gringa, Hubba, Linel, Powder, Rail, Rock, Charlie, She, Nora, C, Candy, Coca, Snow, Stardust, Stash, White Girl, Coke, Pear
Cocaine with HeroinSpeedball
Crack Cocaine Base, Ball, Black Rock, Blotter, Bopper, Chemical, Crack, Dice, Rock, Garbage, Grit, Hail, Nuggets, Sugar Block, Crankenstein, Poor Man’s Cocaine, Rocks, Sleet, Topo, Hard Rock, Kryptonite, Purple Caps, Tornado, Redneck Cocaine, Trash, Trey, Yay, Apple Jacks, Yam
HeroinBlack Tar, Black Pearl, Black Stuff, Black Eagle, Boy, Brown, Brown Rhine, Brown Tape, China White, Dope, Dope, Dragon, The Dragon, Brown Crystal, Mud, Number 4, Number 8, Sack, Mexican Brown, Scat, Skag, Skunk, Smack, Snow, Snowball, Tar, Brown Sugar, Mexican Mud, White, White Nurse, H, He, Horse, Junk, Mexican Horse, Number 3, White Lady, White Horse, White Girl, White Boy, White Stuff, Black,
MethamphetamineCotton Candy, Crank, Cream, Crystal, Crystal Meth, Meth, Chalk, Cookies, No Doze, No Stop, Pookie, Rocket Fuel, Scooby Snacks, Speed, Trash, Tweek, Wash, Dunk, Fire, Go Fast, Go-Go Juice, Ice White Cross, Gak, Garbage, Glass, Christina
MDMA (Ecstasy/Molly) Clarity, Dancing Shoes, Disco Biscuits, E, E-Bomb, Egg Rolls, Eve, Malcolm, Malcolm X, Candy, Smartees, The Vowel, Triple Stacks, Uppers, Scooby Snacks, Peace, Rolls, Adam, Beans, Vitamin E, Vitamin X, Vowel, X, XTC, Happy Pills, Lover’s Speed
MarijuanaAshes, Atshitshi, Aunt Mary, Bammy, Baby Bhang, Bud, Broccoli, Cheeba, Chronic, Cripple, Dope, Dinkie Dow, Ding, Dona Juanita, Flower, Flower Tops, Ganja, Gasper, 420, Giggle Weed, Good Giggles, Good Butt, Grass, Green, Hash, Herb, Blunt, Bo-Bo, Bobo Bush, Bomber, Giggle Smoke, Boom, Jolly Green, Flower Power, Jolly Green Giant, Joy Smoke, Joy Stick, Dagga, MJ, Maryjane, Dona Juana, Hot Stick, Jane, Jay, Mary Jane, Pot, Roach, Reefer, Skunk, Smoke, Trees, Weed, Blanket
Synthetic Marijuana Fake Weed, Genie, K2, Moon Rocks, Spice, Zohai, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue


Chemical CompoundStreet Names
Amyl NitrateAmys, Pearls, Poppers, Ames, Amies
Isobutyl Nitrate Hardware, Locker Room, Poppers, Quicksilver, Snappers, Rush, Thrust, Aroma of Men, Bolt, Bullet, Climax
Nitrous OxideLaughing Gas, Whippets, Buzz Bomb, Hippie Crack


Generic NameBrand NameStreet Names
BuprenorphineSuboxone®, Subutex® Small Whites, Sobos, Stops, Strips, Sub, Subs, Big Whites, Buse, Oranges
Codeine Schoolboy, Captain Cody, Cody, Little C,
Codeine with PromethazinePhenergan®-Codeine SyrupPurple Drank, Sizzurp, Texas Tea, Act, Lean
FentanylActiq®, Sublimaze® Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT, Apache, China Girl, China White
HydrocodoneLortab®, Norco®, Vicodin®Hydros, Tabs, Vikes, V-itamin, Watson-387, 357s, Bananas, Dro, Fluff
HydromorphoneDilaudid®, Exalgo®Juice, Smack, D, Dillies, Footballs,
MeperidineDemerol®Demmies, Pain Killer
MethadoneDolophine®, Methadose®Fizzies, Mud, Red Rock, Tootsie Roll, Amidone, Dollies, Dolls
MorphineDuramorph®, MS Contin® Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White Stuff, God’s Drug, M
OxycodoneOxyContin® Blueberries, Hillbilly Heroin, Oxy, Oxycet, Oxycotton, Ozone, Roxy, Ms, O.C., 30s, As, Berries, Blues
 Percocet® M-30s, Percs, Rims, Tires, Wheels, 512s, Ercs, Greenies, Kickers
OxymorphoneOpana® Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs, Biscuits, Blue Heaven
PropoxypheneDarvocet®, Darvon® Pink Footballs, Pinks, Yellow Footballs, 65s, Footballs, N’s
TramadolUltram®Ultras, Chill Pills, Trammies,

Over-the-Counter Drugs

Drug NameStreet Names
Dimenhydrinate (Dramamine®)Substance D, Dime, Dime Tabs,
DXM (dextromethorphan)Poor Man’s Ecstasy, Red Devils, Robotripping, Triple C, Tussin, Robo, X, Dex, Dextro, Drix
Pseudoephedrine (Sudafed®)Speed, Chalk, Crank, Meth,

Sleeping Pills

Drug NameStreet Names
Ambien®, Lunesta®, Sonata®Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, Roofies, Roofinol, Rope, Rophies, Date Rape Drug, Forget-Me Pill
Amytal®Barbs, Red Birds, Yellow Jackets, Reds, Yellows


Drug TypeDrug NameStreet Names
AmphetamineAdderall®, Dexedrine®Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Truck Drivers, Uppers, Addies, Speed, Bennies, Black Beauties
AntidepressantsPaxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft® Miracle Drug, Wonder Drug, Bottled Smiles, Happy Pill
Diet Pillsphentermine, Adipex®Speed, Crank, Fastin, Fen-Phen,
MethylphenidateConcerta®Skippy, JIF, MPH, Pineapple,
 Ritalin®Vitamin R, Kibbles and Bits, R-Ball, The Smart Drug,
Steroidsnandrolone, testosterone Muscle Builders, Pumpers, Stackers, Weight Gainers, Arnolds, Gym Candy, Juice, Roids


Why do drugs have street names?

All drugs sold illicitly come with their own street names. This allows users to talk about their drug of choice discreetly.

What are the most popular street drugs?

The most popular street drugs include bath salts, cocaine, ecstasy, Flakka, heroin, Krokodil, LSD, and marijuana.

Are the street names of drug the same in every state?

Street names of drugs change over time and may even be specific to particular regions or states.

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