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
You can also download a printable
version of Street Terms (Adobe Acrobat format).
The list is organized:
(click on letters below to jump ahead)
and by Drug
Examples include --
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."
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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.