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Meth Street Names

slang names for drugs

Crystal, ice, dust – there are many street names for meth and using the drug.

Throughout the United States, use of methamphetamine is a growing problem. This drug affects users regardless of age, socioeconomic status, gender, race or sexual orientation. Many meth street names have since evolved allowing users to openly discuss their drug use without giving way to others that an illicit conversation may actually be taking place.

According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, methamphetamine is most often referred to on the streets as “meth” or “crystal meth” but a number of other names may also be used so it’s important to be fully informed and aware of the potentially illicit nature of the conversations that are occurring all around you.

Meth Street Names that Pertain to Appearance

Many of the street names used to openly discuss methamphetamine between users are related to the appearance of the drug. Meth is generally a crystalline powder or rock form that is yellow, white, brown or light pink in color. The following meth street names are mostly based on the appearance of the drug:

  • Glass
  • Crystal
  • Chalk
  • Dust
  • Ice
  • White crunch
  • Quartz

Meth Street Names that Pertain to the High

Some of the street names that are used to talk about methamphetamine have no real resemblance to the color or appearance of the drug but rather to the high that is felt when the drug is used. Because this drug creates a euphoric, speedy high that includes increased energy and heightened awareness, the following street names have evolved:

  • Go Go Juice
  • Super Ice
  • Speed
  • Rocket Fuel
  • No Doze

Meth Street Names that Pertain to Origin

Methamphetamine was once most widely produced in clandestine labs in the California area. While the drug is found all across the country now, many of the early street names for meth pertained to the region in which the drug was once most popular, Los Angeles, California. These meth street names include:

  • LA Glass
  • LA Ice
  • LA fuel
  • LA Ice Cream

Meth Street Names Pertaining to Use

Often times, people talk about drug use around those who are unsuspecting by using an array of lingo and slang. Meth use may be openly discussed using the following slang:

  • Tweaked
  • Tweaker
  • Speed Freak
  • Go Fast
  • Zoomin

These are just some of the ways that a user may describe his desired use of meth or a recent use of the drug. You may hear someone say, “I was hot rolling” or “I was Chickin Flippin” these two slang terms mean that the user was high on meth. Many terms, slang and street names for meth continue to evolve as users seek additional ways to openly discuss drugs without law enforcement, parents, caregivers or non-users knowing what is going on.