Methamphetamine Street Names
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Nobody wants to imagine that their child or loved one is talking about drugs right under the nose but it happens all the time. Methamphetamine street names such as ice and glass have long been used to describe the powerful stimulant responsible for wreaking havoc on thousands of lives around the world, and these names are used right in front of those who don’t realize that the conversation taking place is actually clandestine and secretive.
Recognizing and being aware of the various street names used to describe methamphetamine can help you gain insight into a whole new world—a world in which drug users believe that they can say anything they want without anyone else knowing what it is they are really talking about. The slang and nicknames are just the beginning of a controversial subset of lingo and terminology used to describe drugs, patterns of drug use and getting high.
Many of the street names that are used to describe methamphetamine are chosen based on the nature of the drug use. For instance, if methamphetamine is snorted it is often called chalk or chalk dust. It is sometimes described as ice because the purest form of methamphetamine tends to resemble a clear crystaline product similar to ice chips. Many users also refer to methamphetamine as glass because of the naturally clear appearance of the drug in its most pure form.
Additional methamphetamine street names, terminology and nicknames include:
- white crunch
- ice or hot ice
- LA ice or LA glass
- rocket fuel
Sometimes, the street names for meth are based on the substances that are mixed in with the methamphetamine. For instance, often times the drug “molly” is actually methamphetamine but it can also be a mixture of methamphetamine and MDMA or it may not have any methamphetamine in it at all. Additional nicknames based on the substance that the meth is mixed with include:
- Biker’s Coffee which refers to a cup of coffee that has had methamphetamine placed in it
- Croak which refers to the use of a mixture of cocaine and methamphetamine
- Mexican Speed Balls which refers to the use of a mixture of crack cocaine and methamphetamine
Street Names Related to Methamphetamine Use
Often times the names that are used to refer to a methamphetamine user are done so in lingo just like talking about the drug itself. Meth users are often referred to as tweakers, meth heads or speed freaks. These terms all result from the increased in paranoia and energy that comes with continued methamphetamine use. Additional terms that may be used to describe an individual who is abusing methamphetamine include:
- meth monster
- he or she’s spun
- spun out
- he or she’s glassed
- he or she’s fried
- he or she’s hot rolling
Don’t let the terminology fool you, there are many names and street terms used to describe methamphetamine but this doesn’t make the drug safe. While this is not an exhaustive or comprehensive list of methamphetamine street names, it does serve as a solid starting point upon which you can build your vocabulary and understanding of just what is being said about methamphetamine abuse.