Street Drug Terms

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street drug terms
  • SERIAL SPEEDBALLING: Sequencing cocaine, cough syrup, and heroin over a 1 to 2 day period
  • A- BOOT: Under the influence of drugs
  • AGONIES: Withdrawal symptoms
  • CHALKED UP: Under the influence of cocaine
  • PHARMING: Consuming a mixture of prescription substances
  • TARDUST: Cocaine
  • TWEAK MISSION: On a mission to find crack
  • WAKE UPS: Amphetamines
  • HIGHBEAMS: Wide eyes associated with taking crack
  • PAPER BAG: Container for drugs
  • TEX-MEX: Marijuana
  • SAM: Federal narcotics agent
  • CARPET PATROL: Crack smokers searching the floor for crack
  • HALF A FOOTBALL FIELD: 50 rocks of crack
  • AMPHEAD: LSD user
  • AUTHOR: Doctor who writes illegal prescriptions
  • ARE YOU ANYWHERE: Do you use marijuana
  • CLOSET BASER: User of cocaine that prefers anonymity
  • HONEYMOON: Early stages of drug use before addiction
  • MISS: To inject a drug
  • HYPE STICK: Hypodermic needle
  • PIGGYBACKING: Simultaneous injecting of two different drugs
  • TOKE: To inhale cocaine or smoke marijuana

Street drugs are illegal in most places in the world today. For this reason, talk of it has had to go underground. A very effective way of going underground is the development of a secret street drug code language known and understood only by those who live in that world. In this way, people can talk about street drugs right in front of partners and parents without fear of them catching on.

A number of drug related street terms are now more numerous than can begin to be recorded or described. There is also nothing static about the slang for street drugs. It changes faster than fashion and prides itself on staying ahead of those who would crack the code.