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007s Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
420 Marijuana use
51 Combination of crack cocaine with marijuana or tobacco
A-boot Under the influence of drugs
Abandominiums Abandoned row houses where drugs are used
Acid head User of LSD
Ad PCP; drug addict
Agonies Withdrawal symptoms
All lit up Under the influence of drugs
All star User of multiple drugs
Amp head LSD user
Amped High on amphetamines
Amped-out Fatigue after using amphetamine
Amping Accelerated heartbeat
Are you anywhere? Do you use marijuana?
Around the turn Having gone through withdrawal period
Artillery Equipment for injecting drugs
Author Doctor who writes illegal prescriptions
Babe Drug used for detoxification
Baby habit Occasional use of drugs
Babysit Guide someone through first drug experience
Back door Residue left in a pipe
Back jack Injecting opium; to inject a drug
Backtrack Allow blood to flow back into a needle during injection
Backup To prepare a vein for injection
Bad go Bad reaction to a drug
Bag Container for drugs; a package of drugs, usually marijuana or heroin; a person's favorite drug
Bag bride Crack-smoking prostitute
Bag man Person who transports money; a person who supplies narcotics or other drugs, a pusher
Bagging Using inhalants
Banana split Combination of 2C-B (Nexus) with other illicit substances, particularly LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
Bang Inhalants; to inject a drug
Banging Under the influence of drugs
Bars Heroin mixed with alprazolam
Base crazies Searching on hands and knees for cocaine or crack
Base head A person who bases
Based out To have lost control over basing
Batak Philippine street name for methamphetamine
Batt IV needle; hypodermic needle
Batted out Apprehended by law
Beamer Crack smoker
Bed bugs Fellow addicts
Bedbugs Fellow addicts
Beedies Cigarettes from India (resemble marijuana joints/vehicle for other drugs)
Belt Effects of drugs
Belted Under the influence of a drug
Belushi Combination of cocaine and heroin
Bender Drug party
Biker coffee Coffee mixed with methamphetamine
Bingers Crack addicts
Bingo To inject a drug
Bipping Snorting heroin and cocaine, either separately or together
Black hole The depressant high associated with ketamine
Blanks Low quality drugs
Blast Cocaine; Smoke crack; Marijuana; smoke marijuana or crack
Blasted Under the influence of drugs
Blaxing Smoking marijuana
Blazing Smoking marijuana
Bling bling Methamphetamine
Blow Cocaine; to inhale cocaine; to smoke marijuana; to inject heroin
Blow a fix/blow a shot Injection misses the vein and is wasted in the skin
Blow the vein To inject a drug
Blue Crack Cocaine; depressants; OxyContin
Boost Crack Cocaine; to steal; to inject a drug
Boost and shoot Steal to support a habit
Boot To inject a drug
Booted Under the influence of drugs
Boy-girl Heroin mixed with cocaine
Break night Staying up all night on a cocaine binge until daybreak
Bridge or bring up Ready a vein for injection
Broker Go between in a drug deal; heavy drug user
Buffer A woman who performs oral sex in exchange for crack; crack smoker
Bugged Irritated; to be covered with sores and abscesses from repeated use of unsterile needles
Bummer trip Unsettling and threatening experience from PCP intoxication
Bump Crack; fake crack; cocaine; boost a high; hit of ketamine ($20)
Bump up Use of cocaine to bolster MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
Bumping up Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) combined with powder cocaine
Burn the main line To inject a drug
Burned out Collapse of veins from repeated injections; permanent impairment from drug abuse
Burnout Heavy abuser of drugs
Buzz Under the influence of drugs
Cabbage head An individual who will use or experiment with any kind of drug
Cafeteria use Use of various drugs simultaneously, particularly sedatives or hypnotics
Cafeteria-style use Using a combination of different club drugs
Candy Raver Young people who attend raves; rave attendees who wear candy jewelry
Candy sticks Marijuana cigarettes laced with powdered cocaine
Cap Crack Cocaine; LSD; a capsule of a drug
Carry To be in posession of drugs
Cat killer Ketamine
Channel Vein into which a drug is injected
Channel swimmer One who injects heroin
Charged up Under the influence of drugs
Chasing the tiger To smoke heroin
Chicken scratch Searching on hands and knees for crack or cocaine
Chiefing To smoke marijuana
Chipper Occasional user; occasional heroin user; occasional Hispanic user
Chipping Using drugs occasionally
Choco-fan Heroin
Cigamos Combination of crack cocaine and tobacco
Clam bake Sitting inside a car or other small, enclosed space and smoking marijuana
Clear up Stop drug use
Cluck Crack smoker
Coasting Under the influence of drugs
Cocktail Combination of crack and marijuana; cigarette laced with cocaine or crack; partially smoked marijuana cigarette inserted in regular cigarette; to smoke cocaine in a cigarette
Cold turkey Sudden withdrawal from drugs
Come home End a "trip" from LSD
Connie Powder cocaine
Cook down Process in which users liquify heroin in order to inhale it
Cooker To inject a drug; person who manufactures methamphetamine
Cotton Currency; OxyContin
Cotton fever Critically high temperature associated with accidentally injecting cotton fibers into blood stream
Crack bash Combination of crack cocaine and marijuana
Crack Kits Glass pipe and copper mesh
Cracker jack Crack smoker
Cranking up To inject a drug
Crankster Someone who uses or manufatures methamphetamine
Crash Sleep off effects of drugs
Crisscrossing The practice of setting up a line of cocaine next to a line of heroin. The user places a straw in each nostril and snorts about half of each line. Then the straws are crossed and the remaining lines are snorted
Cushion Vein into which a drug is injected
Dabble Use drugs occasionally
Demo Crack stem; sample-size quantity of crack
Dinosaurs Populations of heroin users in their forties and fifties
Dipped joints Marijuana combined with PCP and formaldehyde
Dirties Marijuana cigarettes with powder cocaine added to them
Disease Drug of choice
Diviner's sage Salvia Divinorum
Dog Good friend
Dope fiend A person who is drug dependent; crack adict
Draw up To inject a drug
Drop To swallow drugs
Drop dead Fentanyl
Dropper To inject a drug
Dropping Wrapping methamphetamine in bread and then consuming it
Dry up To inject drugs
Due Residue of oils trapped in a pipe after smoking base
Dujre Heroin
Dump To vomit after taking drugs
E-puddle Sleeping due to MDMA use/exhaustion
Eating Taking a drug orally
El Gallo ("rooster") Marijuana
El Perico ("parrot") Cocaine
Elephant flipping Use of PCP and MDMA
Emergency gun Instrument used to inject other than a syringe
Explorers club Group of LSD users
Fast Methamphetamine
Fat Albert Fentanyl
Feenin Behavior associated with a person craving cocaine or other addictive substances when they are unavailable
Fiend Someone who smokes marijuana alone
Fire Crack and methamphetamine; to inject a drug
Five-way Combines snorting of heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, ground up flunitrazepam pills, and drinking alcohol
Fix To inject a drug
Flag Appearance of blood in the vein
Flame cooking Smoking cocaine base by putting the pipe over a stove flame
Flash LSD; the rush of cocaine injection
Flipping Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Flying Under the influence of drugs
Following that cloud Searching for drugs
Frontloading The process of tranferring a drug solution from one syringe to another
Fuete Hypodermic needle
G $1000 or 1 gram of drugs; term for an unfamiliar male; Gamma hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
G-shot Small dose of drugs used to hold off withdrawal symptoms until full dose can be taken
Gaffus Hypodermic needle
Gangster Marijuana; person who uses or manufactures methamphetamine
Garbage heads Users who buy crack from street dealers instead of cooking it themselves
Geezer To inject a drug
Geezin a bit of dee gee To inject a drug
Get down To inject a drug
Get lifted Under the influence of drugs
Get off To inject a drug; get "high"
Get off houses Private places heroin users can purchase & use heroin for a fee
Getting glassed To snort methamphetamine
Getting snotty Using heroin
Ghostbusting Smoking cocaine; searching for white particles in the belief that they are crack
Gimmick Drug injection equipment
Give wings Inject someone or teach someone to inject heroin
Glading Using inhalant
Glass Heroin; amphetamine; hypodermic needle; methamphetamine
Glass gun Hypodermic needle
Gluey One who sniffs or inhales glue
Go into a sewer To inject a drug; inject in the vein
Gone, Shot to the curb Lost everything to crack
Good lick Good drugs
Graduate Completely stop using drugs; progress to stronger drugs
Gravy Heroin; to inject a drug
Greek Combination of marijuana and powder cocaine
Ground control The guide or caretaker during a hallucinogenic experience
Gun To inject a drug; needle; hypodermic needle
Gutter Vein into which a drug is injected
Gutter junkie Addict who relies on others to obtain drugs
Gym candy Steroids
Hammerheading MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) used in combination with Viagra
Handlebars Combination of crack cocaine and alprazolam
Happy stick Marijuana and PCP combination
Hayron Heroin
He-she Heroin mixed with cocaine
Henpecking Searching on hands and knees for crack
Highbeams The wide eyes of a person on crack
Hippieflip Use of mushrooms and MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
Hit house House where users go to shoot up and leave the owner drugs as payment
Hit the main line To inject a drug
Hit the needle To inject a drug
Hit the pit To inject a drug
Hitter Little pipe designed for only one hit
Hitters People who inject others who have hard to find veins in exchange for drugs
Hitting up To inject a drug
Holding Possessing drugs
Honeymoon Early stages of drug use before addiction or dependency develops
Hooked Addicted
Hopped up Under the influence of drugs
Horn To inhale cocaine; Crack pipe; to inhale a drug
Hot load/hot shot Lethal injection of a narcotic
Hot rolling Liquefying methamphetamine in an eye dropper and then inhaling it
Hotrailing To heat methamphetamine and inhale the vapor through nose using a plastic tube
Hubba pigeon Crack users looking for rocks on the floor after a police raid
Huffer Inhalant abuser
Huffing To sniff an inhalant
Hugs and Kisses Combination of methamphetamine and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Hulling Using others to get drugs
Hype Heroin addict; an addict; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Hype stick Hypodermic needle
Ice cream habit Occasional use of drugs
Incredible hulk Fentanyl
Jab/job To inject a drug
Jack Steal someone else's drugs
Jack-up To inject a drug
Jag Keep a high going
Jet fuel PCP; methamphetamine; methamphetamine combined with PCP (phencyclidine)
Jive Marijuana; heroin; drugs
Jolly pop Casual user of heroin
Jolt Strong reaction to drugs; to inject a drug
Jonesing Need for drugs
Joy pop To inject a drug
Joy popping Occasional use of drugs
Joy stick Marijuana cigarette; marijuana and PCP combination
Junkie Addict
Junkie kits Glass pipe and copper mesh
K-hole Periods of ketamine-induced confusion; the depressant high associated with ketamine
Kick Inhalants; getting off a drug habit
Kiddie dope Prescription drugs
Kit Equipment used to inject drugs
Kitty flipping Use of ketamine and MDMA
Klingons Crack addicts
La Chiva ("goat") Heroin
Lady Cocaine; heroin
Laugh and scratch To inject a drug
Lay-out Equipment for taking drugs
Leaping Under the influence of drugs
Legal speed Over the counter asthma drug; trade name-MiniThin
Lemonade Heroin; poor quality drugs
Lethal injection Fentanyl
Lipton Tea Poor quality drugs
Lit up Under the influence of drugs
Lithium Better grade methamphetamine
Lithium scabs Open scabs and skin lesions due to methamphetamine abuse
Little boy Heroin
Loaded High
Loused Covered by sores and abscesses from repeated use of unsterile needles
Love flipping Use of mescaline and MDMA
Loveboat PCP; combination of PCP and marijuana
Mainline To inject a drug
Mainliner Person who injects into the vein
Meth head Methamphetamine regular user
Meth monster One who has a violent reaction to methamphetamine
Methnecks Methamphetamine addicts
Mighty white A form of crack cocaine that is hard, white, and pure
Miss To inject a drug
Mix A term used to refer to cocaine or a drug environment
Monkey Cigarette made from cocaine paste and tobacco; drug dependency; heroin
Mouth worker One who takes drugs orally
Nexus flipping Use of Nexus (2-CB) and MDMA
Nickelonians Crack addicts
Nix Stranger among the group
OCs OxyContin
Old navy Heroin
On a mission Searching for crack and/or being high on crack
On a trip Under the influence of drugs
On the bricks Walking the streets
On the nod Under the influence of narcotics or depressant
One way LSD; heroin
Os OxyContin
Ox OxyContin
P and P Methamphetamine used in combination with MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and Viagra
Panic Drugs not available
Parachute down Use of MDMA after heroin
Party and play Methamphetamine used in combination with MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine) and Viagra
Party pack Combination of 2C-B (Nexus) with other illicit drugs, particulary MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine; ecstasy)
Peeper(s) MDMA user(s)
Pepsi habit Occasional use of drugs
Pharming Consuming a mixture of prescription substances
Picking Searching on hands and knees for cocaine or crack
Piggybacking Simultaneous injection of 2 drugs; sequential use of more than one methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) tablet
Pills OxyContin
Ping-in-wing To inject a drug
Pipe Crack pipe; marijuana pipe; vein into which a drug is injected; mix drugs with other substances
Plant Hiding place for drugs
Po coke Methamphetamine
Pop To inhale cocaine; crack cocaine
Premos Marijuana joints laced with crack cocaine
Primo turbo Combination of crack cocaine and marijuana
Puffer Crack smoker
Pumpers Steroids
Pusher Metal hanger or umbrella rod used to scrape residue out of crack stems; one who sells drugs
Rave All night dance parties frequently designed to enhance a hallucinogenic experience through music and lights
Razed Under the influence of drugs
Red Under the influence of drugs; methamphetamine
Res Potent residue left as a result of smoking crack which is scraped and smoked
Riding the wave Under the influence of drugs
Rig Equipment used to inject drugs
Ripped To be under the influence of drugs
Ript To be under the influence of drugs
Rock star Female who trades sex for crack or money to buy crack; a person who uses rock cocaine
Rockette Female who uses crack
Roid rage Aggressive behavior caused by excessive steroid use
Roller To inject a drug
Satch cotton Fabric used to filter a solution of narcotics before injection
Serial speedballing Sequencing cocaine, cough syrup, and heroin over a 1-2 day period
Sewer Vein into which a drug is injected
Sextasy Ecstasy used with Viagra
Sharps Hypodermic needles
Shoot/shoot up To inject a drug
Shooting gallery Place where drugs are used
Shot To inject a drug; an amount of cocaine; 10 shot or 20 shot
Shot down Under the influence of drugs
Shot to the curb A person who has lost it all to crack
Shotgun Inhaling marijuana smoke forced into one's mouth by another's exhaling
Skeegers/skeezers Crack-smoking prostitute
Sketching Coming down from a speed induced high
Skied Under the influence of drugs
Skin popping Injecting drugs under the skin; to inject drugs on any part of the body without hitting a vein
Skittles Coricidin HBP Pills
Skittling Abuse of cold tablets containing dextromethorphan (a cough suppressant)
Slam To inject a drug
Slanging Selling drugs
Sleeper and red devil Herion plus a depressant
Slum PCP (phencyclidine)
Smoke-out Under the influence of drugs
Snackies Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) adulterated with mescaline
Sniff To inhale cocaine; methcathinone; inhalants
Snorting Using inhalant
Snotballs Rubber cement rolled into balls, burned and the fumes are inhaled
Speed freak Habitual user of methamphetamine
Speedballing To shoot up or smoke a mixture of cocaine and heroin; ecstasy mixed with ketamine; the simultaneous use of a stimulant with a depressant
Speedballs-nose-style The practice of snorting cocaine
Speedies Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) adulterated with amphetamine
Spike Heroin cut with scopolamine or strychnine; to inject a drug; needle; hypodermic needle
Split Adulterated drugs; to leave; half and half or to leave
Spoon 1/16 ounce of heroin; paraphernalia used to prepare heroin for injection
Sprung Person just starting to use drugs
Stackers Steroids
Stacking Taking steroids without a prescription; use of three or more methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) tablets in combination
Stacks Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) adulterated with heroin or crack
Stash Place to hide drugs
Sticky icky Marijuana
Stoned Under the influence of drugs
Strawberry Quik Strawberry-flavored methamphetamine
Strung out Heavily addicted to drugs
Super X Combination of methamphetamine and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Syrup Combination of marijuana and cough syrup
Tecatos Hispanic heroin addict
The five way Heroin plus cocaine plus methamphetamine plus Rohypnol (flunitrazepam) plus alcohol
Thing Cocaine; Crack Cocaine; heroin; main drug interest at the momement.
Thirst monster Crack smoker
Tie To inject a drug
Tio Cocaine-laced marijuana cigarette
TNT Heroin plus fentanyl
Tools Equipment used for injecting drugs
Torch cooking Smoking cocaine base by using a propane or butaine torch as a source of flame
Totally spent Hangover feeling that is an adverse effect of methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Track To inject a drug
Tracks Row of needle marks on a person
Trails Cocaine; LSD induced perception that moving objects leave multiple images or trails behind them
Train Heroin
Trap Hiding place for drugs
Trays Bunches of vials
Trees Marijuana
Triple C's Coricidin HBP pills
Trippin' High on drugs
Turned on Introduced to drugs; under the influence
Tweak mission A person on a mission to find crack
Tweaker Crack user looking for drugs on the floor after a police raid
Tweaking Drug-induced paranoia; peaking on speed; desperately searching for crack
Twists Small plastic bags of heroin secured with a twist tie
Viper Marijuana smoker
Wasted Under the influence of drugs; murdered
Weight trainers Steroids
Weightless High on crack
Wet sticks Marijuana combined with PCP and formaldehyde
Whites Amphetamine; folded paper used to package drugs
Wigging Odd behavior resulting from the use of mind-altering drugs
Woola blunt Marijuana and heroin combination
Woolie Marijuana and heroin combination; marijuana and crack cocaine combination
Woolie blunt Combination of crack cocaine and marijuana
Wooties Crack smoked in marijuana joints
Works Equipment for injecting drugs
Yellow jackets Depressants; methamphetamine
Yellows Depressants
Yen sleep Restless, drowsy state after LSD use
Zombie PCP; heavy user of drugs
Zonked Extremely high on drugs

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Last Updated: April 6, 2005

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