Into The Abyss:
A Personal Journey into the World of Street Gangs

by Mike Carlie, Ph.D.        
Copyright
2002
Michael K. Carlie
Continually updated.

~ Table of Contents ~
Home | Foreword | Preface | Orientation

What I Learned | Conclusions
End Note |
Solutions
Resources
| Appendix
Site Map / Contents
| New Research

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A Glossary of Drugs

The contents of this page were taken, in large part, from the Office of National Drug Control Policy, Edward H. Jurith, Executive, Office of the President, Office of National Drug Control Policy, Washington, D.C. 20503, Phone: (202) 395-6709.

The ability to understand current drug-related street terms is an invaluable tool for law enforcement, public health, and other criminal justice professionals who work with the public. The Street Terms database below contains over 2,000 street terms that refer to specific drug types or drug activity.

You can also download a printable version of Street Terms (Adobe Acrobat format).

The list is organized:

Alphabetically
(click on letters below to jump ahead)

# | A | B | C | D | E | F | G | H | I | J | K | L | M
N | O | P | Q | R | S | T | U | V | W | X | Y | Z

and by Drug Type
4-MTA (4-methylthioamphetamine)
Alpha-ethyltryptamine
Amphetamine
Amyl nitrite
Benzocaine
Club Drugs
Cocaine
Crack Cocaine
Depressants
Designer Drugs
Dimethyltryptamine
Ecstasy (methylenedioxymethamphetamine; MDMA)
Fentanyl
Gamma Hydroxybutyrate (GHB)
GBL (Gamma butyrolactone)
GHB (Gamma Hydroxybutyrate)
Hallucinogens
Hashish
Heroin
Inhalants
Isobutyl nitrite
Ketamine
Lidocaine
LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide)
Mannitol
Marijuana
MDMA (Methylenedioxymethamphetamine)
Mescaline
Methadone
Methamphetamine
Methaqualone
Methcathinone
Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Methylphenidate (ritalin)
Morphine
Narcotics
Nexus
Nicotine
Nitrous oxide
Opium
Oxycodone
OxyContin
PCP (phencyclidine)
Peyote
Phenobarbital
Procaine
Psilocybin
Psilocybin/psilocin
Ritalin
Rohypnol
Scopolamine
Speed
Steroids
Stimulants
Strychnine
Talwin

By Topic

Examples include --

 
bullet"Woolah," which is a hollowed cigar filled with marijuana and crack.

bullet"Kibbles & Bits," which is a term used to describe small crumbs of crack.

bullet"Rave," which describes a party designed to enhance a hallucinogenic experience through lights and music.

bullet"Wild cat," which is a term for methcathinone mixed with cocaine.

bullet"Z," which indicates one ounce of heroin.

All terms are cross-referenced where possible. A single term or similar terms may refer to various drugs or have different meanings, reflecting geographic and demographic variations in slang. All known meanings and spellings are included. No attempt was made to determine which usage is most frequent or widespread. Different definitions for a single term are separated by semi-colons (;). The use of commas (,) and the connective "and" indicates that the term refers to the use of the specified drugs in combination.

For source information, please contact the 
ONDCP Drug Policy Information Clearinghouse at 1-800-666-3332."

Resources | Appendix | Home Page

You can visit the website of the National Youth Anti-Drug Media Campaign and learn more about drugs, their social, cognitive, physiological, and psychological impact.