Commonly Abused Alcohol & Illicit Drugs Chart

The following is a list of alcohol and illicit drugs that are commonly abused. The chart is based on information from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and lists drug names, how they’re administered, and potentially harmful health risks.

Common Name

Street Names

Administered

Health Risks

Alcohol

Liquor, beer, wine

Swallowed

Increased risk of injuries, violence, fetal damage (in pregnant women); depression; neurologic deficits; hypertension; liver and heart disease; addiction; fatal overdose

Marijuana

Blunt, dope, ganja, grass, herb, joint, bud, Mary Jane, pot, reefer, green, trees, smoke, sinsemilla, skunk, weed

Smoked, swallowed

Cough, frequent respiratory infections; possible mental health decline; addiction

Opioids

Heroin

Diacetylmorphine: smack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, white horse, China white; cheese (with OTC cold medicine and antihistamine)

Injected, smoked, snorted

Constipation; endocarditis; hepatitis; HIV; addiction; respiratory arrest; fatal overdose

Opium

Laudanum, paregoric: big O, black stuff, block, gum, hop

Swallowed, smoked

Constipation; endocarditis; hepatitis; HIV; addiction; respiratory arrest; fatal overdose

Stimulants

Cocaine

Cocaine hydrochloride: blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow, toot

Snorted, smoked, injected

Weight loss, insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction; nasal damage from snorting

Amphetamine

Biphetamine, Dexedrine: bennies, black beauties, crosses, hearts, LA turnaround, speed, truck drivers, uppers

Swallowed, snorted, smoked, injected

Weight loss, insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction

Methamphetamine

Desoxyn: meth, ice, crank, chalk, crystal, fire, glass, go fast, speed

Swallowed, snorted, smoked, injected

Weight loss, insomnia; cardiac or cardiovascular complications; stroke; seizures; addiction; severe dental problems

Club Drugs

MDMA (methylenedioxy-methamphetamine)

Ecstasy, Adam, clarity, Eve, lover’s speed, peace, uppers

Swallowed, snorted, injected

Sleep disturbances; depression; impaired memory; hyperthermia; addiction

Flunitrazepam**

Rohypnol: forget-me pill, Mexican Valium, R2, roach, Roche, roofies, roofinol, rope, rophies

Swallowed, snorted

Addiction

GHB**

Gamma-hydroxybutyrate: G, Georgia home boy, grievous bodily harm, liquid ecstasy, soap, scoop, goop, liquid X

Swallowed

Unconsciousness; seizures; coma

Dissociative Drugs

Ketamine

Ketalar SV: cat Valium, K, Special K, vitamin K

injected, snorted, smoked

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea

PCP and analogs

Phencyclidine:angel dust, boat, hog, love boat, peace pill

Swallowed, smoked, injected

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea

Salvia divinorum

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

Chewed, swallowed, smoked

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea

Dextromethorphan (DXM)

Found in some cough and cold medications: Robotripping, Robo, Triple C

Swallowed

Anxiety; tremors; numbness; memory loss; nausea

Hallucinogens

LSD

Lysergic acid diethylamide: acid, blotter, cubes, microdot yellow sunshine, blue heaven

Swallowed, absorbed through mouth tissues

Flashbacks, Hallucinogen Persisting Perception Disorder

Mescaline

Buttons, cactus, mesc, peyote

Swallowed, smoked

Flashbacks, fetal abnormalities.

Psilocybin

Magic mushrooms, purple passion, shrooms, little smoke

Swallowed

Flashbacks, risk of psychiatric illness, impaired memory, tolerance.

Source: http://www.drugandalcoholabuse.com/commonly-abused-drugs-chart/