Drugs of Abuse

Full update September 2015

It’s often surprising to hear of drugs, either OTC or Rx, that are being abused.1,2 For example, cough syrups are used to mix up cocktails with soda and candy. There are case reports of abuse of antipsychotics such as quetiapine. Even some antibiotics and antiseizure meds can be abused in certain settings.3 It’s a leg up to know the street names of abused drugs, and why they are appealing for misuse. This chart contains some of the more commonly abused OTC and Rx, as well as illicit, drugs. In addition, you can find a list from the National Institute on Drug Abuse at http://www.drugabuse.gov/drugs-abuse.

Drug1,2,6

  • Commercial Name


  • Street Names
  • Category

    Intoxication Effects

    Health Consequences

    Albuterol (U.S.),
    Salbutamol (Canada)4,5,25

  • Proventil (U.S.), Ventolin, etc


  • None
  • Miscellaneous

    Enhanced athletic performance, lung function, alertness; weight loss

    Angina, arrhythmias, hypertension, hypokalemia, seizures, tachycardia

    Alpha-pyrrolidinopentiophenone* (alpha-PVP)16
    (synthetic cathinone)

    *similar to bath salts

  • None


  • Flakka, $5 Insanity, gravel
  • Stimulant

    Increased energy, feelings of euphoria, hallucinations

    Excited delirium, agitation, paranoia, panic attacks, increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased body temperature, dehydration, breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, kidney failure, addiction

    Amphetamine


  • Adderall, Dexedrine, etc


  • Bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers
  • Stimulant

    Increased heart rate and blood pressure, increased mental alertness, feelings of exhilaration, energy, rapid breathing, hallucinations

    Reduced appetite, rapid/irregular heartbeat, tremor, irritability, anxiousness, impulsiveness, paranoia, aggression, delirium, heart failure, addiction

    Anabolic Steroids

  • Anadrol-50 (U.S.), Oxandrin (U.S.), testosterone, etc


  • Arnolds, gym candy, juice, pumpers, roids, stackers, weight trainers
  • Miscellaneous

    None

    General: hypertension, changes in cholesterol/blood clotting, acne, hostility, aggression, cancer
    Adolescents: inhibition of growth
    Males: prostate cancer, reduced sperm production, shrunken testicles, breast enlargement
    Females: menstrual irregularities, facial hair, masculine characteristics

    Anticholinergics22,23

  • procyclidine, trihexyphenidyl, dicyclomine, sedating antihistamines, tricyclics, etc


  • None
  • Miscellaneous

    Euphoria, increased sociability, hallucinations

    Toxic psychosis, paranoia, tachycardia, agitation, confusion, delirium

    Antihistamines3 (also see codeine)

  • Diphen-hydramine, dimenhydrinate, promethazine, etc


  • None
  • Miscellaneous

    Increased euphoria with opioids, reduced insomnia and anxiety from opioid withdrawal, hallucinations

    Dizziness, dry mouth, headache, muscle aches, nausea

    Barbiturates

  • Amytal (U.S.), Nembutal (U.S.), Seconal (U.S.), phenobarbital, etc


  • Barbs, reds, red birds, phennies, tooies, yellows, yellow jackets
  • Depressant

    Reduced pain and anxiety, feelings of well-being, lowered inhibitions, sedation, drowsiness, slowed pulse and breathing, decreased blood pressure, poor concentration

    Confusion; dizziness; slurred speech; excitement; irritability; depression; fatigue; fever; addiction impaired coordination, memory, and judgment; respiratory depression and arrest

    Bath Salts13
    (synthetic cathinones)

  • Bloom, Cloud Nine, Ivory Wave, Lunar Wave, Scarface, Vanilla Sky, White Lightning, plant food, jewelry cleaner, etc


  • Drone, meph, meow meow
  • Stimulant

    Increased energy, feelings of euphoria, hallucinations

    Agitation, paranoia, panic attacks, increased heart rate and blood pressure, dehydration, breakdown of skeletal muscle tissue, kidney failure, addiction

    Benzodiazepines
    (other than flunitrazepam)

  • Ativan, Halcion (U.S.), Librium (U.S.), Valium, Xanax, etc


  • Candy, downers, sleeping pills, tranks
  • Depressant

    Reduced pain and anxiety, feeling of well-being, lowered inhibitions, sedation, drowsiness, slowed pulse and breathing, decreased blood pressure, poor concentration

    Confusion, dizziness, impaired coordination/memory/judgment, fatigue, respiratory depression and arrest, addiction

    Buprenorphine/Naloxone15

  • Buprenex (U.S.), Suboxone, Subutex (U.S.), Zubsolv (U.S.), etc


  • Bupe, sub
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Produces euphoria, treats withdrawal symptoms

    Respiratory depression, sedation

    Bupropion20,21

  • Wellbutrin, etc


  • poor man’s cocaine
  • Stimulant

    Cocaine and amphetamine-like effects: increased heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature; mental alertness; feelings of exhilaration and energy, euphoria, hallucinations

    Seizures, tachycardia, loss of consciousness, arrhythmias

    Butanediol

  • None


  • BD
  • Depressant

    Metabolized to GHB. See GHB for effects.

    Metabolized to GHB. See GHB for effects.

    Clonidine

  • Catapres, etc


  • None
  • Miscellaneous

    Prolongs effects of benzodiazepines, cocaine, opioids; reduces withdrawal symptoms associated with alcohol and opioids

    Hypotension, withdrawal symptoms upon discontinuation (e.g., agitation, headache, nervous, tremor, rebound hypertension)

    Cocaine

  • Cocaine hydrochloride


  • Blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow, toot
  • Stimulant

    Increased heart rate, blood pressure, and temperature; mental alertness; feelings of exhilaration and energy

    Reduced appetite, nasal damage (from snorting), nausea, headaches, rapid/irregular heartbeat, chest pain, heart failure, respiratory failure, seizures, strokes

    Codeine

  • Fiorinal with Codeine, Robitussin AC, Tylenol with Codeine, etc


  • Schoolboy, captain Cody, Cody; (with glutethimide) doors & fours, loads, pancakes and syrup; (with promethazine) purple drank, sizzurp
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness (less analgesia, sedation, and respiratory depression than morphine)

    Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, addiction

    Desomorphine
    (Made from codeine and industrial chemicals. Its use in the U.S. has not yet been confirmed.)

  • None


  • Krokodil
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Gangrenous skin at injection sites; similar effects as heroin, yet more powerful and shorter lasting

    Possible need for amputation of gangrenous limbs, addiction

    Dextromethorphan6

  • Robitussin DM, etc


  • Candy, CCC, DM, DXM, poor man’s PCP, robo, skittles, triple C, velvet
  • Dissociative Drug

    Euphoria, increased perceptual awareness, feelings of floating, altered time perception, visual disturbances, disorientation, delusions, psychotic/manic behavior, hallucinations, paranoia

    Altered mental status, brain damage, panic attacks, ataxia, nystagmus, seizures, bromide poisoning, toxicity from other agents combined with dextromethorphan

    Fentanyl and its analogues
    (e.g., acetyl fentanyl)18

  • Actiq (U.S.), Duragesic, Sublimaze (U.S.), etc


  • Apache, China girl, China white, dance fever, friend, goodfella, jackpot, murder 8, TNT, Tango and Cash
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness

    Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, addiction

    Flunitrazepam

  • Rohypnol (not available in U.S. or Canada)


  • Forget-me pill, Mexican Valium, R2, Roche, roofies, roofinol, rope, rophies
  • Depressant

    Reduced pain and anxiety, feeling of well-being, lowered inhibitions, slowed pulse and breathing, decreased blood pressure, poor concentration

    Confusion, fatigue, memory loss for the time under the drug’s effects, impaired coordination and judgment, visual and gastrointestinal disturbances, urinary retention, respiratory depression and arrest, addiction

    Gabapentin3,7-9
    (and Pregabalin)19

  • Neurontin, etc (and Lyrica, etc)


  • Gabbie (gabapentin),
    Lycia (pregabablin)
  • Miscellaneous

    Self-treatment of alcohol, cocaine, or opioid cravings, euphoria, relaxation

    With overdose: diarrhea, double vision, drowsiness, lethargy, slurred speech.
    With abrupt discontinuation: anxiety, insomnia, nausea, pain, sweating

    Gamma butyrolactone


  • None


  • GBL
  • Depressant

    Metabolized to GHB. See GHB for effects.

    Metabolized to GHB. See GHB for effects.

    Gamma-hydroxybutyrate


  • Sodium oxybate (Xyrem)


  • easy lay, G, Georgia home boy, GHB, goop, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, liquid x
  • Depressant

    Reduced pain and anxiety, feeling of well-being, lowered inhibitions, slowed pulse and breathing, decreased blood pressure, poor concentration

    Confusion; nausea and vomiting headache; drowsiness; impaired coordination, memory, and judgment respiratory depression and arrest; loss of consciousness and reflexes seizures; coma; death

    Hashish

  • None


  • Boom, chronic, gangster, hash, hash oil, hemp
  • Cannabinoid

    Euphoria, confusion, slowed thinking and reaction time, impaired balance and coordination

    Impaired memory and learning, anxiety, panic attacks, cough, frequent respiratory infections, increased heart rate, addiction

    Heroin

  • Diacetyl-morphine


  • Brown sugar, China white, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, smack, white horse
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness, staggering gait

    Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, addiction

    Hydrocodone

  • Lortab, Vicodin, etc


  • Vike, Watson-387
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Euphoria, drowsiness

    Nausea, constipation, disorientation, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, coma, addiction

    Inhalants

  • Solvents (paint thinners, gasoline, glues), gases (butane, propane, aerosol propellants, nitrous oxide), nitrites (isoamyl, isobutyl, cyclohexyl)


  • laughing gas, poppers, snappers, whippets
  • Miscellaneous

    Stimulation, loss of inhibition, loss of motor coordination, headache, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, wheezing

    Unconsciousness, muscle weakness, depression, memory impairment, cramps, weight loss, damage to cardiovascular and nervous systems, sudden death

    Ketamine

  • Ketalar, etc


  • Cat Valium, K, kit kat, special K, vitamin K
  • Dissociative Drug

    Increased heart rate and blood pressure, impaired motor function, dream-like state, hallucinations

    Memory loss, nausea and vomiting, numbness; at high doses: delirium, depression, respiratory depression and arrest

    Levothyroxine12

  • Synthroid, etc


  • None

  • "Increase metabolism," weight loss

    Confusion, disorientation, cardiac risk, bone loss

    Loperamide10

  • Imodium, etc


  • OTC methadone, poor man’s methadone
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Treating diarrhea from opioid withdrawal, anecdotes of reducing other symptoms of opioid withdrawal, taken with a P-glycoprotein inhibitor (like omeprazole) reportedly increases central opioid effects

    CNS depression, intestinal blockage, cardiac toxicity24 (e.g., prolonged QT interval, torsades)

    Lysergic acid diethylamide
    (LSD)

  • None


  • Acid, blotter, boomers, cubes, microdot, yellow sunshine
  • Hallucinogen

    Altered perception; tremor; numbness insomnia; loss of appetite; weakness; nausea; increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure

    Chronic mental disorders, flashbacks

    Marijuana

    ("Fake pot" sold as herbal incense contains synthetic cannabinoids which when smoked, can be more potent than marijuana. In addition, butane-extracted hash oil [BHO, honey, earwax, shatter, budder, etc] is a very potent form.)17

  • None


  • Blunt, bud, dope, ganja, grass, herb, joints, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, sinsemilla, skunk, weed


  • Synthetic cannabinoids:16 Cloud 9, Relax, Crown, Mojo, Spice, K2, Scooby Snax
  • Cannabinoid



    Euphoria, slowed thinking and reaction time, confusion, impaired balance and coordination

    Impaired memory and learning, anxiety, panic attacks, cough, frequent respiratory infections, increased heart rate, addiction

    Mescaline

  • None


  • Buttons, cactus, mesc, peyote
  • Hallucinogen

    Altered perception and feeling tremor; numbness; increased temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure

    Loss of appetite, nausea, weakness, insomnia, chronic mental disorders, flashbacks


    Methadone

  • Dolophine (U.S.), Methadose


  • Amidone, fizzies; (with MDMA) chocolate chip cookies
  • Opioids and Morphine Derivatives

    Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness

    Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, addiction


    Methamphetamine


  • Desoxyn (U.S.)


  • Chalk, crank, crystal, fire, glass, go fast, ice, meth, speed, yaba
  • Stimulant

    Mental alertness, increased heart rate and blood pressure, energy, feelings of exhilaration, violence, aggression, psychotic behavior

    Reduced appetite, impaired memory and learning, cardiac and neurological damage, dental problems, rapid and irregular heartbeat, heart failure, addiction

    Methaqualone

  • None


  • Ludes, mandrax, quad, quay
  • Depressant

    Reduced pain and anxiety, feeling of well-being, euphoria, lowered inhibitions, decreased blood pressure, slowed pulse and breathing, poor concentration

    Confusion; poor reflexes slurred speech; depression; impaired coordination, memory, judgment respiratory depression and arrest; fatigue; coma; addiction

    Methylenedioxy-methamphetamine
    (MDMA)
    (This drug is often adulterated with caffeine, methamphetamine, or other stimulants.)

  • None


  • Adam, clarity, ecstasy, Eve, lover’s speed, Molly, peace, STP, X, XTC
  • Stimulant

    Mental alertness, increased heart rate and blood pressure, feelings of exhilaration, energy, tactile sensitivity, empathetic feelings, mild hallucinogenic effects

    Reduced appetite, confusion, impaired memory and learning, anxiety, paranoia, rapid and irregular heart beat, heart failure, hyperthermia

    Methylphenidate

  • Ritalin, etc


  • JIF, MPH, skippy, R-ball, the smart drug, vitamin R
  • Stimulant

    Increased or decreased blood pressure and heart rate, mental alertness, energy, feelings of exhilaration, psychotic episodes

    Reduced appetite, digestive problems, rapid and irregular heart beat, heart failure, seizures, stroke

    Morphine

  • Morphine sulfate, Duramorph (U.S.), Roxanol (U.S.), etc


  • M, Miss Emma, monkey, white stuff
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness

    Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, addiction

    25I-NBOMe, 25C-NBOMe, 25B-NBOMe

  • None


  • N-Bomb, legal acid, smiles, 25I
  • Hallucinogen

    More potent hallucinogenic effects than LSD

    Addiction, seizures, heart attack, arrested breathing, death

    Nicotine

  • None (other than nicotine replacement products)


  • Bidis, cigars, cigarettes, chew, smokeless tobacco, snuff, spit tobacco
  • Stimulant

    Increased heart rate and blood pressure, mental alertness, energy, feelings of exhilaration

    Reduced appetite, rapid and irregular heart beat, adverse pregnancy outcomes, chronic lung disease, cardiovascular disease, stroke, cancer, addiction

    Opium

  • Laudanum


  • Big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Pain relief, euphoria, drowsiness

    Nausea, constipation, confusion, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, unconsciousness, coma, addiction

    Oxycodone

  • OxyContin, etc


  • Hillbilly heroin, killers, OCs, oxycotton, oxys
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Euphoria, drowsiness

    Nausea, constipation, disorientation, sedation, respiratory depression and arrest, coma, addiction

    Phencyclidine
    (PCP) and analogs

  • None


  • Angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, peace pill
  • Dissociative Drug

    Increased or decreased heart rate and blood pressure, impaired motor function, numbness

    Memory loss, nausea and vomiting, loss of appetite, depression, panic, aggression, violence

    Pregabalin (see gabapentin)





    Promethazine-codeine cough syrup2

  • None


  • mixed with soda: syrup, sizzurp, purple drank, barre, lean
  • Opioids & Morphine Derivatives

    Codeine: relaxation and euphoria
    Promethazine: antihistamine, sedative

    CNS depression with potential for death, addiction

    Psilocybin

  • None


  • Magic mushroom, purple passion, shrooms
  • Hallucinogen

    Altered perception and feeling, nervousness, paranoia, nausea

    Chronic mental disorders, flashbacks

    Quetiapine11

  • Seroquel, etc


  • Baby heroin, quell, Suzie-Q; (with other substances such as cocaine or heroin) Q-ball
  • Miscellaneous

    Sedation, reduced anxiety

    Arrhythmias, coma, death with overdose

    Salvia divinorum14

  • None


  • Salvia, Shepherdess’s Herb, Maria Pastora, magic mint, Sally-D
  • Dissociative Drug

    Changes in visual perception, mood and body sensations; emotional swings; feelings of detachment; modified sense of reality and self

    Possible negative effects on learning and memory

    Tramadol

  • Ultram, etc


  • None
  • Miscellaneous

    Depressant effects

    Addiction, constipation, dependence, dizziness, nausea, seizures, somnolence, tolerance

    Treatment: For information on treatment facilities in your area (U.S.) go to: https://findtreatment.samhsa.gov

    For suspected abuse or overdoses, contact the poison control center:

    Proceed to the next section for the Street Name Index—

    Street Name Index

    $5 Insanity…….…alpha-PVP
    251………………….NBOMe
    acid................................LSD
    Adam.........................MDMA
    amidone…………methadone
    angel dust........................PCP
    Apache.......................fentanyl
    Arnolds…….anabolic steroids
    baby heroin……….quetiapine
    barbs.....................barbiturates
    barre…..promethazine-codeine
    bennies................amphetamine
    BHO…………………hash oil
    bidis..........................nicotine
    big O...........................opium
    black beauties.......amphetamine
    black stuff.....................opium
    block............................opium
    blotter.............................LSD
    blow...........................cocaine
    blunt........................marijuana
    boat................................PCP
    boom..........................hashish
    boomers..........................LSD
    brown sugar...................heroin
    bump..........................cocaine
    bupe………….buprenorphine
    budder………………marijuana
    butter……………….hash oil
    buttons.....................mescaline
    C................................cocaine
    cactus.......................mescaline
    candy..........................cocaine
    candy...............benzodiazepines
    captain Cody...............codeine
    cat Valium................ketamine
    CCC……..dextromethorphan
    chalk............methamphetamine
    Charlie........................cocaine
    chew..........................nicotine
    China girl...................fentanyl
    China white..........fentanyl, heroin
    chocolate chip cookies…methadone & MDMA
    chronic........................hashish
    cigarettes.....................nicotine
    cigars.........................nicotine
    clarity.........................MDMA
    cloud 9……….…….marijuana
    Cody..........................codeine
    coke............................cocaine
    crack...........................cocaine
    crank............methamphetamine
    crosses.................amphetamine
    crown……..………marijuana
    crystal...........methamphetamine
    cubes..............................LSD
    dance fever..................fentanyl
    DM………..dextromethorphan
    doors & fours...........codeine & glutethimide
    dope.............................heroin
    dope........................marijuana
    downers...........benzodiazepines
    drone………….bath salts
    DXM……..dextromethorphan
    earwax…………….hash oil
    easy lay……………….GHB
    ecstasy........................MDMA
    Eve............................MDMA
    fire...............methamphetamine
    fizzies…………methadone
    flake............................cocaine
    Flakka………..…alpha-PVP
    forget-me pill.......flunitrazepam
    friend.........................fentanyl
    G..................................GHB
    gabbie…………….gabapentin
    gangster.......................hashish
    ganja........................marijuana
    Georgia home boy............GHB
    glass.............methamphetamine
    go fast..........methamphetamine
    goodfella.....................fentanyl
    goop………………….GHB
    grass........................marijuana
    gravel………..….alpha-PVP
    grievous bodily harm........GHB
    gum.............................opium
    gym candy…..anabolic steroids
    H.................................heroin
    hash oil.......................hashish
    hash............................hashish
    hearts..................amphetamine
    hemp..........................hashish
    herb.........................marijuana
    hog................................PCP
    honey………………hash oil
    hop..............................opium
    horse............................heroin
    ice................methamphetamine
    jackpot.......................fentanyl
    JIF.................methylphenidate
    joints.......................marijuana
    juice...............anabolic steroids
    junk.............................heroin
    K.............................ketamine
    K2…………..………marijuana
    killers.................oxycodone
    kit kat…………..ketamine
    krokodil…………desomorphine
    LA turnaround......amphetamine
    laughing gas...............inhalants
    lean….…..promethazine-codeine
    legal acid…………….NBOMe
    liquid ecstasy..................GHB
    liquid X………………..GHB
    loads.....codeine & glutethimide
    love boat.........................PCP
    lover's speed................MDMA
    ludes..................methaqualone
    lycia………………pregabalin
    M............................morphine
    magic mint……………Salvia
    magic mushroom......psilocybin
    mandrax..............methaqualone
    Maria Pastora………….Salvia
    Mary Jane.................marijuana
    meow meow…………bath salts
    meph………………..bath salts
    mesc........................mescaline
    meth.............methamphetamine
    Mexican Valium.....flunitrazepam
    microdot.........................LSD
    Miss Emma...............morphine
    mojo… ……..………marijuana
    Molly……………….MDMA
    monkey....................morphine
    MPH..............methylphenidate
    murder 8.....................fentanyl
    N-Bomb…………….NBOMe
    OCs.......................oxycodone
    OTC methadone…loperamide
    oxycotton..........oxycodone
    oxys...................oxycodone
    pancakes and syrup…..codeine & glutethimide
    peace pill.........................PCP
    peace..........................MDMA
    peyote......................mescaline
    phennies.................barbiturates
    poor man’s cocaine….bupropion
    poor man’s methadone………..loperamide
    poor man’s PCP…………. dextromethorphan
    poppers.....................inhalants
    pot..........................marijuana
    pumpers…….anabolic steroids
    purple drank…promethazine with codeine
    purple passion..........psilocybin
    Q-ball……quetiapine with cocaine or heroin
    quad...................methaqualone
    quell………..quetiapine
    quay...................methaqualone
    R-ball.............methylphenidate
    R2......................flunitrazepam
    red birds.................barbiturates
    reds.......................barbiturates
    reefer........................marijuana
    relax……..………marijuana
    robo.............dextromethorphan
    Roche.................flunitrazepam
    rock............................cocaine
    roids...............anabolic steroids
    roofies.................flunitrazepam
    roofinol...............flunitrazepam
    rope....................flunitrazepam
    rophies................flunitrazepam
    Sally-D……………. ….Salvia
    schoolboy....................codeine
    Scooby Snax...………marijuana
    shatter………………marijuana
    Shepherdess’s herb……Salvia
    shrooms..................psilocybin
    sinsemilla.................marijuana
    sizzurp….promethazine-codeine
    skag.............................heroin
    skippy............methylphenidate
    skittles……dextromethorphan
    skunk...........................heroin
    skunk.......................marijuana
    sleeping pills....benzodiazepines
    smack...........................heroin
    smiles……………….NBOMe
    smokeless tobacco........nicotine
    snappers....................inhalants
    snow...........................cocaine
    snuff..........................nicotine
    special K...................ketamine
    speed...................amphetamine
    speed............methamphetamine
    spice……..………marijuana
    spit tobacco.................nicotine
    stackers……..anabolic steroids
    STP...........................MDMA
    sub……………..buprenorphine
    syrup…..promethazine-codeine
    Suzie-Q……………quetiapine
    tango and cash...........fentanyl
    the smart drug…..methylphenidate
    TNT...........................fentanyl
    tooies....................barbiturates
    toot.............................cocaine
    tranks..............benzodiazepines
    triple C…..dextromethorphan
    truck drivers.........amphetamine
    uppers.................amphetamine
    velvet……….dextromethorphan
    vike……….hydrocodone
    vitamin K..................ketamine
    vitamin R........methylphenidate
    Watson 387……hydrocodone
    weed........................marijuana
    weight trainers….anabolic steroids
    whippets....................inhalants
    white horse....................heroin
    white stuff.................morphine
    X...............................MDMA
    XTC..........................MDMA
    yellow jackets.........barbiturates
    yellow sunshines..............LSD
    yellows...................barbiturates

    Project Leaders in preparation of this PL Detail-Document: Stacy A. Hester, R.Ph., BCPS, Assistant Editor (Original December 2013); Annette Murray, BScPharm (August 2015 update)

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    Cite this document as follows: PL Detail-Document, Drugs of Abuse. Pharmacist’s Letter/Prescriber’s Letter. October 2015.

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