There are many medical terms used to describe drugs and alcohol, but the slang terms can be elusive and difficult to understand. At Banyan Detox Boca Raton, we offer Boca drug treatment and detox for a variety of addiction problems. Understanding the slang regarding drug use can help you identify whether or not your loved one needs help from a drug and alcohol treatment center in Boca. Familiarize yourself with these common terms and keep an eye out for signs of addiction. If your loved one needs help, call our Banyan Detox Boca Raton team immediately.
Amphetamines: Category of powerful stimulants that are often used to treat attention deficit disorder (ADD). Common slang names include: Amy, Beans, Black Birds, Black Mollies, Cartwheels, Chunk, Diablos, Diet Pills, French Blues, Greenies, Horse Heads, Jelly Babies, Lid Poppers, Little Bombs, Morning Shots, Peaches, Pixies, Speed, Sweeties, TR-6s, Truck Drivers, Wheels, and Zoomers.
Cocaine: A strong stimulant that is usually snorted. Common slang names include: A-1, Angel Powder, Audi, Belushi (when mixed with heroin), Big C, Blanco, Blizzard, BMW, Blow, C-Dust, Candy, Cecil, Chevy, Coca-Cola, Coke, Crusty Treats, Death Valley, Devil’s Dandruff, Double Bubble, Dove, Dust, Florida Snow, Gold Dust, Happy Dust, Heaven Dust, Icing, Maca Flour, Movie Star Drug, Nose Candy, Paradise White, Powder, Racehorse Charlie, Sleigh Ride, Speedball (when mixed with heroin), White, White Lady, and Zip.
Crack Cocaine: A form of cocaine that can be smoked, known as freebasing. Street names include: 501s, Apple Jack, Beemer, Blowcaine, Bomb, Breakfast of Champions, Bump, Candy, CD, Cloud Nine, Devil Smoke, Dime Special, Eye Opener, Freebase, Ice, Kryptonite, Nuggets, Pony, RIP, Slab, Speed Boat, White Ball, and Yale.
Fentanyl: An increasingly dangerous opioid that’s either prescription or illegally used. Slang names include: Apache, Butter, China White, Crazy One, Dragon, Fent, Fenty, Jackpot, Lollipop.
Heroin: An addictive opioid that’s used illegally, often injected. Slang names include: Antifreeze, Aunt Hazel, Big H, Bird, Black Olives, Black, Sheep, Black Tar, Brick Gum, Brown Sugar, Capital H, Cement, Chocolate, DOA, Diesel, H, Salt, Smack, Roofing Tar, Tootsie Roll, and Wings.
LSD: A strong hallucinogen that can cause confusion. Common slang terms include: Acid, Black Star, Blue Heaven, Blue Sky, California Sunshine, Coffee, Dental Floss, Dots, Electric Kool Aid, Hawaiian Sunshine, Jesus Christ Acid, Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds, Pink Panthers, Pizza, Pure Love, Purple Haze, Sunshine, White Dust, and Zen.
Marijuana: A drug that’s smoked, often considered a gateway drug. Slang terms include: 420, African Bush, Aunt Mary, Blue Crush, Broccoli, Catnip, Colorado Cocktail, Dojo, Gold Leaf, Green Goblin, Hash, Jamaican Gold, Khalifa, Leaf, Stavia, Smoke, Stems, and Zambi.
MDMA: A club drug that produces euphoria, typically taken in pill form. Names include: Dancing Shoes, E, E-Bomb, Ecstasy, Love Drug, Love Potion #9, Molly, Rolling, Scooby Snacks, XTC, and X.
Methamphetamines: A central nervous system stimulant that includes medications for ADHD. Names include: Aqua, Bump, Chalk, Clear, Colorado Rockies, Crank, Fizz, Hard Ones, Hot Ice, Ice, Lemon Drop, Meth, Soap Dope, Yellow Barn, and Zip.
Xanax: A prescription drug used to treat anxiety and other issues, can be highly addictive. Names include: Bars, Footballs, Planks, Sticks, School Bus, Xanies, Zannies, and Z-Bars.
The slang glossary is always changing, so it’s important to keep an eye out for signs of addiction in your loved ones. Our drug and alcohol treatment center in Boca is a top choice for detox, treatment, and more. We provide medically monitored detox, residential drug and alcohol treatment, and more. We’re also part of a family of facilities that offers mental health care, PHP, IOP, OP, and much more. Help is waiting, contact us today.