Teen Drug Slang
Teenage drug addiction is a serious issue in the world today. Teenagers are getting pressure from their friends and peers to use drugs, and they are so prevalent in our society that most kids nowadays know more drug slang than adults ever did. In order for adults to be properly educated on what kids are hearing these days, they have to know the vernacular. Here is a list of current teen drug slang:
BLOW: (Cocaine) AKA charlie, coke, dust, flake, white lady, nose candy, powder, rock, rails, snowbirds, white, and yayo.
BOY: (Heroin) AKA: Antifreeze, Big H, brown sugar, dope, golden girls, H, horse, junk, poison, skag, smack, sweet dreams, tar, and train.
COLD MEDICINE ABUSE
Dextromethorphan (DXM): Drug contained in over-the-counter cough suppressants. After 900 milligrams, it becomes a hallucinogen. Other slang for DXM: Tussin, Candy, Dex, DM, Drex, Red Devils, Robo, Rojo, Skittles, Velvet, Poor Man's X, and Vitamin D.
Syrup heads: Users of DXM
Dexing: Abusing cough syrup. Synonyms include robotripping or robodosing because users tend to drink Robitussin or another cough syrup to get high.
Triple C: This stands for Coricidin HBP Cough and Cold.
CRACK: (Cocaine cooked into a rock to be smoked)
CRANK: (Methamphetamine a stimulant) AKA: tweak, meth, speed, chalk, white cross, fire, shit, crystal, and glass. Crystal methamphetamine is called "ice ". Crystal meth is smoked, but meth can be injected, snorted, or can be swallowed.
CRUNK: (Getting high and drunk at the same time) AKA getting twisted.
FALLING INTO A K-HOLE - Effects caused by ketamine.
FREEBASE: (To smoke off of foil). People who do this may be called base heads
G: (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB) - a central nervous system depressant that produces euphoric, sedative, and body-building effects). AKA: Georgia Home Boy, Gamma-OH, Grievous Bodily Harm, Liquid Ecstasy, Liquid E, Liquid X, Organic Quaalude, and Scoop.
KIBBLES AND BITS: (Ritalin - Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder ADHD) AKA pineapple.
ROOFIES: (Rohypnol, - the date rape drug) AKA the forget pill, La Rocha, Mexican valium, R-2, rib, roachies, roofenol, ropies, roche (pronounced roe-shay), and rope.
SPECIAL K: (Ketamine is sometimes abused as a "club drug - Medication used as an anesthetic in humans and animals; causes hallucinations and euphoria in higher doses). AKA vitamin K, breakfast cereal, cat valium, horse tranquilizer, K, Ket, new ecstasy, psychedelic heroin, and super acid.
TOOTER: a straw or hollowed out pen used for smoking or snorting substances
WEED: (Marijuana) AKA bud, smoke, hash, hydro, kush, and green
X, Ecstasy: (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine - (MDMA)) AKA Adam, E, bean, clarity, essence, lovers speed, MDMA, roll, stacy, XTC.
The issue of teens and drug abuse is difficult to discuss with your child. No one wants to believe that their kids may be susceptible to peer-pressure and addiction, but it does happen often, all over the world. The best way to avoid this painful experience is to have honest discussions with your children, be involved in their lives, and stay educated about what drugs your children might be coming in contact with. And if your teen does become addicted, get information and resources about treatment options as soon as possible. It's never too late to get help.
by: Lynn SmithAbout the Author:Empowerment Coaching for Parents has been in business since the owner discovered her daughter's addiction and was frustrated at the lack of information and resources available. She has years of experience in dealing with teens and drug abuse, and helps people nationwide. More information about the company may be found at http://www.empowerparentsofaddicts.com.