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Drug and Alcohol Slang Terms

Alcohol and popular drugs have accrued numerous slang terms throughout their use. The more popular the substance, the more slang is associated with them.

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General Drug Slang

This list covers slang terms associated with the use of popular drugs and alcohol, street names of these drugs will not be included on this list unless they also describe other aspects of use.

Person Who Uses Drugs Heavily

Addict, burnout, dopehead, doper, druggie, fiend, hophead, junkie, stoner, user, zombie

Person Who Sells Drugs Illegally

Cooker, dealer, dope peddler, dummy man, hookup, mad hatter, middleman, mule, pill lady, potrepreneur, pump, pusher, source

Addiction

Bag, bent, dependence, hang-up, hook(ed), jones(ing), kick, monkey on your back, strung out, substance use disorder

Withdrawal

Around the turn (after a period of withdrawal), cold turkey (completely stopping drug use), clucking, detox, DT’s, jonesing, shakes, super-flu

Alcohol

Someone who Drinks to Excess

Alcoholic, boozer, dipsomaniac, drinker, drunk, drunkard, drunken, heavy drinker, inebriate, problem drinker, tippler, spirituous

Under the Influence

Addled, badgered, bashed, besotted, bibulous, blasted, blind, blitzed, blotto, bombed, boozy, canned, cockeyed, crocked, drunken, fried, gassed, hammered, high, impaired, inebriate, intoxicated, juiced, lit, lit up, loaded, looped, oiled, pickled, pie-eyed, pished, pissed, plastered, potted, ripped, sloshed, smashed, sottish, soused, sozzled, squiffy, stewed, stiff, stinking, stoned, tanked, tiddly, tight, tipsy, wasted, wet, wiped out, zonked

Amounts

Chaser, double, dram, dumpy, half, measure, nip, pint, shot, stubby, tallboy, tumbler

Marijuana

User

Airhead, blazer, bong rat, dankhead, doper, druggie, ent, hash head, herbalist, herbivore, kieffer, pothead, smoker, stoner, stonette, toker, weedhead

Under the Influence

Baked, blazed, blitzed, blown, blown out, blunted, bread, burned, caned, caramelyzed, crossfaded (when also drunk), crunched, crunk (when also drunk), dankrupt, faded, flame-broiled, geeked, high, high as a kite, hurt, in like Flint, keyed, krunked, lifted, lit, lit up, low, out of one’s element, pot-head, red, ripped, sketch, skunt, sloppy, smoked, stoned, strunk, stuck, tall, zoned

Paraphernalia

Blunt (cigar stuffed with marijuana), bowl, bong, bubbler, doob, doober, doobie, fatty, glass, gravity bong, hogger, J, jay, joint (wrapping paper and marijuana), left-handed cigarette, one-hitter, PAX, percolator, piece, pipe, rig, roach, spiff, spliff, vape, water pipe

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Ecstacy

Users

Cuddle puddle (multiple users), e-puddle (multiple users), peeper, pill face, thizz face

Under the Influence

Blown up, buzzed, dosed, faced, faced out, flipping, loved up, peaking, rolling, roll balls, smacked, spun
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Cocaine

Users

Boogahead, cokehead, coke hound, cokey, cokie, hardliner, snowblower, snow bird, snow bunny

Using Cocaine

Bipping (snorting coke and heroin), blow blue, blow coke, crisscrossing (snorting coke and heroin), do a line, do a rail, freebase, go skiing, hit a wack, hitting the slopes, ride the rails, snort

Amounts

Bump, brick, hit, key bump, eightball, kilo, line, rail

Crack Cocaine

Users

Base head, beamer, binger, buffer, chaser, closet baser, cluck, cracker jack, dope fiend, dynamiter, garbage head, geeker, gick monster, klingon, nickelonians, pipero, puller, toucher

Using Crack

Basing, blast, chasing, freebasing

Paraphernalia

Crack pipe, crystal ship, devil’s d**k, glass d**k, pizzie, pookie, rock pipe, stem, straight shooter, whistle

Heroin

Users

Channel swimmer, chipper (occasional user), cotton shooter, dinosaurs (users in their 40s or 50s), hype, jolly popper (occasional user), junkie, junker, poison people, schmecker, sleepwalker

Using Heroin

Blow, chase the dragon, cooking (preparing heroin for injection), cook down, crangbustin (chewing tobacco with heroin), getting well, give wings (teach someone to use), gravy, jack up, shoot, shoot up

Crystal Methamphetamine

Users

Cranker, cranker man, geeker, jib head, kingsford, meth head, meth maggot, meth monster, smack head, speed freak, tweaker

Using Meth

Blow clouds, clouds, smokin rain, tweaking, twirling

Paraphernalia

Booger pipe, bowlo, bubble, chalet, glass d**k, glass rose, jib whistle, monkey crusher, oil burner, peezo, pelo, pipa, pookie, shwok, twizzal stick

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PCP (phencyclidine)

Users

Dipper head, duster, dusthead, sherm head

Using PCP

Bust a heemi, dusting, getting wet, ghost busting, space basing (pcp and crack cocaine), space blasting (pcp and crack cocaine)

Under The Influence

Dusted, gacked out, stained on the hardware, wet