Methamphetamine, also called meth, is a central nervous system stimulant. Some people take a prescription pill form of the drug to treat attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Others use the drug illegally, usually by smoking, snorting, or injecting it.
As with many illicit drugs, people often use street names to refer to meth. This strategy helps them hide their drug use.
Meth Street Names
On the street, meth often resembles a brown or white powder. In the United States, common nicknames for this form of meth, and for meth in general, include:
- Chicken Feed
- Cotton Candy
- Go Fast
- Methlies Quik
- Mexican Crack
- Poor Man’s Coke
- Redneck Cocaine
- Rocket Fuel
- Tick tick
- White Cross
- Yellow Powder
Crystal Meth Street Names
Another popular form of meth is crystal meth. It resembles shards of glass or bluish-white rocks.
Common slang names for crystal meth include:
- Crystal Glass
- Hot Ice
- LA Glass
- LA Ice
- Scooby Snacks
- Stove Top
- Super Ice
Street Names For Meth Mixed With Other Drugs
Some people mix meth with other substances. Common street names for these mixtures include:
- Biker Coffee (coffee laced with meth)
- Croak or Shabu (meth and cocaine)
- Five Way (meth, heroin, cocaine, rohypnol, and alcohol)
- Hugs & Kisses, P & P, or Party & Play (meth and MDMA, also called ecstasy or Molly)
- Jet Fuel (meth and PCP)
- Screwball (meth and heroin)
- Twisters, Fire, or Mexican Speedballs (meth and crack cocaine)
- Yaba (pills that contain meth and caffeine)
Other Meth-Related Slang Terms
People who abuse meth may also use other drug slang, such as:
- Chicken Flipping (smoking meth)
- Getting Glassed (snorting meth)
- Getting Geared Up (getting high on meth)
- Hot Railing (heating meth in a tube and inhaling the vapor)
- Hot Rolling (inhaling liquefied meth through an eyedropper)
- Meth Head, Meth Monster, Tweaker, or Speed Freak (someone who uses meth regularly)
- Meth Mites (feeling like bugs are crawling on or under your skin, which is a common side effect of meth use)
- Tweaking (a set of symptoms experienced at the end of a meth binge, which usually includes paranoia, anxiety, mood swings, shaking, and excessive scratching due to meth mites)
No matter what you call it, meth is a dangerous drug that can cause serious health problems, including addiction and overdose.
Luckily, people who feel like they can’t stop using meth can recover at a drug addiction treatment center.
If you or a loved one struggles with meth use, please reach out to an Ark Behavioral Health specialist to learn about our substance abuse and addiction treatment programs.