Illicit Drugs: Common Street Terms

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Few of the common street terms associated with the drug usage and abuse include Weed, pot, bennies, rock, snow, dime bag and lots more in the vocabulary of slang terms known primarily to dealers and addicts. A concerned parent or loved may be puzzled at first to hear such code coming from children, spouses, or friends, and consequently it may take time to realize drugs are being abused.

It is the goal of any reputable drug and alcoholic rehabilitation center to help families and friends of addicts break the codes and seek help for their loved ones, that everybody may be able to speak the same language - one of sobriety and good health. With this in mind, it is important for loved ones to be aware of street terms commonly used for illegal drugs. Some may already be well known due to saturation in popular culture, while others are more obscure.

People who suspect loved ones of abusing drugs may wish to be aware of certain words creeping into their vocabulary:

Amphetamines - bennies, pixies, speed, bottles, brownies, crank, footballs, uppers
Cocaine - snow, blow, sugar, snort, bunk, candy, coke, charlie
Crack - rock, baseball, hail, apple jacks, black rock, bubble gum, pebbles
Heroin - horse, smack, junk, score, brown sugar, Mr. Brownstone, caps, dirt
Inhalants - huff, kick, rush, ames, moon gas, poppers, spray
LSD - acid, purple haze, Lucy, specks, haze, sugar
Marijuana - pot, weed, grass, ganja, blunt, bud, hooch
PCP - angel dust, crystal grass, dust, juice, mist

No matter how you say it, drug abuse can have a lasting effect on one's physical and mental health and finances for the worse. If you suspect a loved one of abusing drugs, now is the time to get help and put his or her life back on track. Move towards the path of rehab and healing by contacting a physician or counselor.

Few of the common street terms associated with the drug usage and abuse include Weed, pot, bennies, rock, snow, dime bag and lots more in the vocabulary of slang terms known primarily to dealers and addicts.
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