What are some common street names for drugs of abuse?

Table 2. Street and commercial names of commonly abused drugs.

NameAbbr.Street Name
Barbiturates pentobarbital (Nembutal®), phenobarbital (Luminal®)BARBarbs, Phennies, Red, Birds, Reds, Tooies, Yellow Jackets, Yellows
alprazolam (Xanax®), chlorodiazepoxide (Limbitrol®), diazepam (Valium®), lorazepam (Ativan®), triazolam (Halicon®), BZOCandy, Downers, Sleeping Pills, Tranks
Flunitrazepam, Rohypnol®Circles, Date Rape Drug, Forget Pill, Forget-Me Pill, La Rocha, Lunch Money, Mexican Valium, Mind Eraser, Pingus, R2, Reynolds, Rib, Roach, Roach 2, Roaches, Roachies, Roapies, Rochas Dos, Roofies, Rope, Rophies, Row-Shay, Ruffies, Trip-and-Fall, Wolfies
Sleep Medications: eszopiclone (Lunesta®), zaleplon (Sonata®), zolpidem (Ambien®)Forget-me Pill, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, Roofies, Roofinol, Rope, Rophies
CocaineCOCBlow, Bump, C, Candy, Charlie, Coke, Crack, Rock, Flake, Rock, Snow, Toot
MarijuanaTHCBlunt, Bud, Dopa, Ganja, Grass, Green, Herb, Joint, Mary Jane, Pot, Reefer, Sinsemilla, Skunk, smoke, Trees, Weed, Hashish, Boom, Gangster, Hash, Hemp
Synthetic CannabinoidsK2K2, Spice, Black Mamba, Bliss, Bombay Blue, Fake Weed, Fire, Genie, Moon Rocks, Skunk, Smacked, Yucatan, Zohai
Methadone (Dolophine®, Methadose®)MTDAmidone, Fizzies
Methamphetamine (Desoxyn®)mAMPCrank, Chalk, Crystal, Fire, Glass, Go Fast, Ice, Meth, Speed
EcstasyMDMAAdam, Clarity, Eve, Lover’s, Speed, Peace, Uppers
Morphine (Duramorph®, Roxanol®)MOP
Ketamine (Ketalar®)KETCat, Valium, K, Special K, Vitamin K
Lysergic acid DiethylamideLSDAcid, Blotter, Heaven, Cubes, Microdot, Yellow
PyoteButtons, Cactus, Mesc
Fentanyl (Actiq®, Duragesic®, Sublimaze®)FENApache, China Girl, China White, Dance Fever, Friend, Goodfella, Jackpot, Murder 8, Tango and Cash, TNT
Hydrocodone or dihydrocodeinone (Vicodin®, Lortab®, Lorcet®, and others)Vike, Watson-387
Opiates 2000 (Morphine)OPIM, Miss Emma, Monkey, White, Stuff
Oxycodone (OxyContin®, Percodan®, Percocet®, and others)OXYO.C., Oxycet, Oxycotton, Oxy, Hillbilly, Heroin, Percs
PhencyclidinePCPAngel, Dust, Boat, Hog, Love, Boat, Peace, Pill
Steroid—Nandrolone (Oxandrin®), oxandrolone (Anadrol®), oxymetholone (Winstrol®), stanozolol (Durabolin®), testosterone cypionate (Depo-testosterone®)Juice, Gym Candy, Pumpers, Roids
Tricyclic AntidepressantsTCA
Ethyliden dimethyl diphenyl pyrrolidineEDDP
Amphetamine (Adderall®, Benzedrine®)AMPBennies, Black Beauties, Crosses, Hearts, LA Turnaround, Speed, Truck Drivers, Uppers
CodeineCODCaptain, Cody, Lean, Schoolboy, Sizzurp, Purple
Methylphenidate (Concerta®, Ritalin®)JIF, MPH, R-ball, Skippy, The Smart Drug, Vitamin R
CathinoneCATAbyssinian Tea, African Salad, Catha, Chat, Chat, Kat, Oat
Synthetic Cathinones (Bath Salts)Bloom, Cloud Nine, Cosmic Blast, Flakka, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning

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