Following is a short list of street names for drugs.
3750 - Marijuana and crack rolled in a joint
Arnolds - Steroids
Aunt Nora - Cocaine
Battery acid - LSD
Beavis & Butthead - LSD
Big C - Cocaine
B.J.'s - Crack Cocaine
California cornflakes - Cocaine
Cloud nine - Crack cocaine; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Devil's dandruff - Crack cocaine; powder cocaine
Devil's dust - PCP
Ecstasy - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
God's drug - Morphine
Grasshopper - Marijuana
Hairy - Heroin
Hitters - People who inject others who have hard to find veins in exchange for drugs
Jerry Garcias - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Kibbles & Bits - A term used to describe small crumbs of crack
Macaroni - Marijuana
Mary Jane - Marijuana
Mellow yellow - LSD
Pill ladies - Female senior citizens who sell OxyContin
Pink panthers - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Sextasy - Ecstasy used with
Smurfs - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Snowball - Cocaine and heroin
Supermans - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Tens - Amphetamine; methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Wild cat - Methcathinone mixed with cocaine
White diamonds - Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA)
Woolah - A hollowed cigar filled with marijuana and crack
Yellow Sunshine - LSD
Z - One ounce of heroin
These are some of the red flags (warning signs) that your child may be using drugs—especially if these changes happened suddenly.
The most important thing you can do is to talk with your child. Let him know that you are there for him no matter what -- that you believe in him -- that you are concerned for his safety-- that you will safeguard his future. Most of all, that you love him.
What are the consequences of Substance Abuse?
Young people who use drugs and/or alcohol over a period of time are subjecting themselves to a wide array of consequences. These consequences often depend on the individual using, the type of drug used and frequency of use and can occur as the result of one-time use or repeated use. Mental and physical health can decline; problems with peer and family relationships may occur; academics are often affected; the likelihood of risky or illegal behavior increases; using later in life is more likely and there is a much higher risk of accidents and death for those who are under the influence.
Here are some examples of consequences one may incur from drug use and abuse: