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 Name Generic Name Street Names
Ativan® lorazepam Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks, Candy
Halcion® triazolam Candy, Sleeping Pills, Downers Tranks
Klonopin® clonazepam K-Pin, Pin, Super Valium, K
Librium® chlordiazepoxide Sleeping Pills, Candy, Downers, Tranks
Xanax® alprazolam Bicycle Handle Bars, French Fries, Hulk, Ladders, Xanies, Zan, Zannies, Zanbars, Footballs, Bars, Xan, Z-Bars, School Bus
Valium® diazepam Moggie, Eggs, Jellies, Vallies
Rohypnol® Flunitrazepam Date, La Rocha, Lunch Money, Mind Eraser, Rape Drug, Roofies, Wolfies, Mexican Valium, Forget-Me Pill, Circles


Drug Type Street Names
Ayahuasca Yagé, 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,
Ketamine Super Acid, Blind Squid, Jet, K, K-Hold, Kay, Special K, Cat Valium, Vitamin K, Green
Khat Catha, Abyssinian Tea, African Salad, Oat, Chat, Kat,, Qat
Kratom Biak-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
Mescaline Blue Caps, Buttons, Cactus, Big Chief, Mescal, Topi, Moon, San Pedro,
Mushrooms Magic Mushrooms, Alice, Boomers, Caps, Tweezes, Cow Patties, Fungus, Hongos, Magic, Mushies, Pizza Toppings, Shrooms,
Salvia divinorum Magic Mint, Maria Pastora, Sally-D, Diviner’s Sage
Peyote Cactus, Green Button, Half Moon, Shaman, Tops, Black Button, Nubs
Psilocybin Shrooms, 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 Name Other Names
Black Tar Heroin Mexican Black Tar Heroin, Mexican Tar, Chiva
Cocaine Aunt, 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 Heroin Speedball
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
Heroin Black 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,
Methamphetamine Cotton 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
Marijuana Ashes, 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 Compound Street Names
Amyl Nitrate Amys, Pearls, Poppers, Ames, Amies
Isobutyl Nitrate Hardware, Locker Room, Poppers, Quicksilver, Snappers, Rush, Thrust, Aroma of Men, Bolt, Bullet, Climax
Nitrous Oxide Laughing Gas, Whippets, Buzz Bomb, Hippie Crack


Generic Name Brand Name Street Names
Buprenorphine Suboxone®, Subutex® Small Whites, Sobos, Stops, Strips, Sub, Subs, Big Whites, Buse, Oranges
Codeine   Schoolboy, Captain Cody, Cody, Little C,
Codeine with Promethazine Phenergan®-Codeine Syrup Purple Drank, Sizzurp, Texas Tea, Act, Lean
Fentanyl Actiq®, Sublimaze® Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT, Apache, China Girl, China White
Hydrocodone Lortab®, Norco®, Vicodin® Hydros, Tabs, Vikes, V-itamin, Watson-387, 357s, Bananas, Dro, Fluff
Hydromorphone Dilaudid®, Exalgo® Juice, Smack, D, Dillies, Footballs,
Meperidine Demerol® Demmies, Pain Killer
Methadone Dolophine®, Methadose® Fizzies, Mud, Red Rock, Tootsie Roll, Amidone, Dollies, Dolls
Morphine Duramorph®, MS Contin® Miss Emma, Monkey, Morpho, White Stuff, God’s Drug, M
Oxycodone OxyContin® 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
Oxymorphone Opana® Mrs. O, O Bomb, Octagons, Stop Signs, Biscuits, Blue Heaven
Propoxyphene Darvocet®, Darvon® Pink Footballs, Pinks, Yellow Footballs, 65s, Footballs, N’s
Tramadol Ultram® Ultras, Chill Pills, Trammies,

Over-the-Counter Drugs

Drug Name Street 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 Name Street 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 Type Drug Name Street Names
Amphetamine Adderall®, Dexedrine® Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Truck Drivers, Uppers, Addies, Speed, Bennies, Black Beauties
Antidepressants Paxil®, Prozac®, Zoloft® Miracle Drug, Wonder Drug, Bottled Smiles, Happy Pill
Diet Pills phentermine, Adipex® Speed, Crank, Fastin, Fen-Phen,
Methylphenidate Concerta® Skippy, JIF, MPH, Pineapple,
  Ritalin® Vitamin R, Kibbles and Bits, R-Ball, The Smart Drug,
Steroids nandrolone, 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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