Street Names Of Drugs: How Many Do You Know?

"Do you know most of the street names for all the drugs out there? No one does! There are way too many drugs, and the slang names evolve quite a bit. Also, new illicit drugs show up on the market regularly, making it hard to keep up.The changes in the language for these substances help drug users evade the detection of their habitual use. By using these various slangs, people can remain discreet and hide their habits from family and friends.Slang names exist for virtually all abused drugs. These code names are not just for illicit drugs, but also abused prescription medications. In some cases, these slangs may be similar to the name of the illegal substance. On the other hand, some names may be completely unrelated to the drug of abuse. This difference makes them more challenging to identify.It is helpful to have an idea of the common code names. Your knowledge may help you recognize misuse or abuse in a family or friend. Identifying substance use on time can help prevent someone’s drug abuse from evolving into an addiction."

Take a moment to read this informative article on street drugs written by accomplished psychiatrist Dr. Efosa Airuehia. He runs a successful practice in Frisco, Texas called Prime Psychiatry. Follow the link below for the full article as well as additional resources from his website AddictionBlueprint.com

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Margery Boucher, MA, MS, LPCS North Texas Counseling and Education Center, 2014.