Teenage Drug Slangs

Teenage addiction is a serious problem in today’s world. Teens are pressured by their friends and peers to use drugs, and it is so common in our society that most teens know more drug slangs than adults. In order for adults to be properly informed about what teens are hearing these days, they need to know the slangs. Here is a list of current teen drug slangs:

  • BLOW: (Cocaine) Also known as charlie, coke, powder, flakes, white lady, nose candy, powder, rock, rails, snowbirds, white and yayo.
  • BOY: (Heroin) AKA: Antifreeze, Big H, brown sugar, dope, golden girls, H, horse, trash, poison, skag, slap, sweet dreams, tar and train.


  • Dextromethorphan (DXM): Drug available over-the-counter cough suppressants. After 900 milligrams, it becomes a hallucinogen. Other DXM slangs: Tussin, Candy, Dex, DM, Drex, Red Devils, Robo, Rojo, Skittles, Velvet, Poor Man’s X and Vitamin D.

Syrup heads – DXM users

  • Dexing: Abuse of cough syrup. Synonyms include robotripping or robodosing, as users tend to drink Robitussin or other cough syrup to get high.
  • Triple C: stands for Coricidin HBP Cough and Cold.
  • CRACK: (Cocaine cooked on a smoking stone)
  • CRANK: (Methamphetamine – a stimulant) AKA: tweak, meth, speed, chalk, white cross, fire, shit, crystal and glass. Crystal meth is called “ice”. Meth is smoked, but meth can be injected, snorted or swallowed.
  • CRUNK: (getting high and drunk at the same time) also known as getting “naughty”.
  • DROP IN K-HOLE – Effects caused by ketamine.
  • FREEBASE: (Smoking foil). People who do this may be called “baseheads”.
  • G: (Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB) – a central nervous system depressant that produces euphoric, sedative, and bodybuilding effects). AKA: Georgia Home Boy, Gamma-OH, Serious Bodily Injury, Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid E, Liquid X, Organic Quaalude and Scoop.
  • CROQUETTES AND BITS: (Ritalin – Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder – ADHD) Also known as pineapple.
  • SEINS: (Rohypnol, – the date rape drug) Also known as the forgotten pill, La Rocha, Mexican Valium, R-2, rib, roaches, roofenol, ropies, rock (pronounced roe-shay) and rope.
  • SPECIAL K: (Ketamine is sometimes abused as a “disco drug” – a drug used as an anesthetic in humans and animals; it causes hallucinations and euphoria in high doses). AKA Vitamin K, breakfast cereal, cat valium, horse tranquilizer, K, Ket, new ecstasy, psychedelic heroin, and super acid.
  • TOOTER – A hollowed-out straw or pen used to smoke or inhale substances
  • WEED: (Marijuana) Also known as bud, smoke, hashish, hydro, kush and green.
  • X, Ecstasy: (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine – (MDMA)) Also known as Adam, E, bean, clarity, essence, lovers speed, MDMA, roll, stacy, XTC.

The subject of teenagers and addiction is a difficult one to discuss with your child. No one wants to believe that their children can be susceptible to peer pressure and addiction, but it happens all the time. The best way to avoid this painful experience is to have honest conversations with your children, get involved in their lives, and stay informed about the drugs your children may come into contact with. And if your teen becomes addicted, seek out information and resources about treatment options as soon as possible. It’s never too late to seek help.

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