Street Drugs Testing
Drug testing for street drugs can be challenging with companies that have little knowledge of the correct tests to run for your needs. US Drug Test Centers operates drug testing centers in all areas of the United States to assist you with drug testing for street drugs.
Street drugs are common illicit drugs you can buy on the street.
Two of the most commonly used street drugs are heroin and cocaine. Many people consider cocaine and heroin to be hard-core “street” drugs, but increasingly, younger people in all kinds of communities across the country are using these dangerous drugs. Heroin and cocaine both have a huge impact on the health of the brain and the body. Abuse of these drugs changes the brain. Both are illegal and highly addictive. Sometimes these drugs are used in combination and this is very dangerous.
Cocaine can be called: blow, bump, C, candy, Charlie, coke, crack, flake, rock, snow and toot. Heroin is commonly called smack, horse, brown sugar, dope, H, junk, skag, skunk, white horse and China white. Both drugs are commonly snorted, smoked or injected.
There are many other street drugs besides heroin and cocaine. Crystal meth is a dangerous drugs. The effects of crystal meth are devastating. In the short-term users will become sleep depraved and anxious, and in the long-term it will cause their flesh to sink, as well as brain damage and damage of the blood vessels. The TV series Breaking Bad showed the very dangerous conditions surrounding the production, sale and use of methamphetamine. Users are often called tweakers.
Common Street Drugs
- Fentanyl - Duragesic, Subsys, Abstral
- Codeine – often mixed with alcohol
- Hydrocodone - Norco, Vicodin, Lorcet, and Lortab
- Hydromorphone – Dilaudid
- Meperidine – Demerol
- Oxycodone – Oxycontin
- Amphetamine - Adderall or Benzedrine
- Methamphetamine – ecstasy and Molly
- Phencyclidine –PCP
- Cocaine including crack cocaine
- Gamma-Hydroxybutyric Acid – GHB
- Heroin – Junk, Horse
- Inhalants – Youth Starter Kit
- Ketamine - Special K
- Lysergic Acid Diethylamide – LSD
- Marijuana – THC
- Synthetic marijuana – K2, Spice
- Methadone - Methadose, Diskets, and Dolophine
- Synthetic Cathinones -Bath Salts
Drug Slang Names
On the street there are lots of slang names for the above drugs and combinations of these drugs. We have listed some of the common slang terms:
- Codeine syrup mixed with alcohol: lean, sizzurp and purple drank.
- Codeine mixed with the sedative glutethimide: doors and fours, loads, pancakes and syrup.
- Bath salts – cloud 9, vanilla sky, stardust, bliss, drone, pure ivory,
- Acid - LSD (lysergic acid diethlamide), user of LSD - acid freak; Lucy, acid, microdots, purple haze, blotters, fry, blaze, tab, dose, gel, pyramid and trips
- Blunts - a cigar slit open and filled with marijuana
- Bong - a cylindrical water pipe for smoking narcotics, especially marijuana
- Cheese a starter form of heroin containing Tylenol pm and up to 8 percent heroin
- Cocaine - crack, coke, booth, blow, railers, snow, ringer, divits, toot, cola, rocks, blast, white dust, ivory flakes and nose candy.
- Junk - heroin, so named because it's never pure when sold on the street. A smack head is what someone addicted to heroin is referred to as.
- Marijuana – Mary Jane, buds, bhang, dope, goof butt, grass, hash, hay, hemp, herb, jive, pot, rope, stinkweed, stuff, tea, weed, wacky tobaccky and whack.
- Ketamine - Ketalar SV: cat Valium, K, Special K, vitamin K
- Inhalants - Solvents (paint thinners, gasoline, and glues); gases (butane, propane, aerosol and other propellants, nitrous oxide); nitrites (isoamyl, isobutyl, cyclohexyl): laughing masculine characteristics gas, poppers, snappers and whippets.
New Drugs Popping Up on the Street
- W-18 - a synthetic opiate like fentanyl that produces a heroin-like high, but it's 100 times more powerful than fentanyl and 10,000 times more powerful than morphine.
- Flakka – Similar to bath salts, this drug resembles small white rocks, hence the alternate name, gravel. Flakka can be cut with anything from clonazepam — a muscle relaxer — to rat poison.
- Kratom - this is made from the leaf of a tree indigenous to Thailand. It is a psychoactive plant that can act as either a stimulant or depressant, depending on the dosage. Kratom is dangerously addictive.
- Cheese – Heroin + Tylenol PM
- Purple or Lean - Codeine syrup known as promethazine-codeine, a prescription cough syrup. The active ingredients are codeine, a narcotic, and the antihistamine medication promethazine. The effects are sedation, altered levels of consciousness.
- Bath Salts - dangerous stimulant similar to amphetamines the side effects are: agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, suicidality, high blood pressure, and increased pulse.
- K2 or Spice – Perhaps called herbal incense, this is a mixture of herbal and spice plant products, but it is sprayed with a potent psychotropic drug and likely contaminated with an unknown toxic substance. The effects are hallucinations, vomiting, agitation and often violent behaviors.
- Vitamin K or Special K – This is ketamine with hallucinatory effects similar to PCP. It is often known as a date rape drug.
- Molly – A variation of ecstasy, this drug causes users to become confused and unable to regulate their body temperature, heart rate or breathing.
- Acetyl Fentanyl – this is more powerful and more potent than heroin and has led to many overdose deaths. Emergency rooms are stocking naloxone, an antidote to acetyl fentanyl and other opioid overdoses.
Substance Abuse - What do you look for?
If you suspect a family member, friend, child or co-worker of using illicit drugs, there are signs and symptoms which may be obvious to you. Look for following:
- Changes in friends
- Negative changes in schoolwork, missing school, or declining grades
- Subtle changes in conversations with friends, e.g. more secretive, using “coded” language
- Bottles of eye drops, which may be used to mask bloodshot eyes or dilated pupils
- New use of mouthwash or breath mints to cover up the smell of alcohol
- Increased secrecy about possessions or activities
- Use of incense, room deodorant, or perfume to hide smoke or chemical odors
- Change in clothing choices: new fascination with clothes that highlight drug use
- Increase in borrowing money
- Evidence of drug paraphernalia such as pipes, rolling papers, etc.
- Evidence of use of inhalant products (such as hairspray, nail polish, correction fluid, common household products); Rags and paper bags are sometimes used as accessories
- Missing prescription drugs—especially narcotics and mood stabilizers
Drug testing can help identify the use of illicit drugs. It is a way to help a user see that they have a serious problem and they need assistance. Contact US Drug Test Centers for assistance with drug testing in all areas of the United States.