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Slang Terms for Drug Combinations

This is a compilation of slang terms for drug combinations. Some slang terms refer to a particular combination, more than one combination or individual drugs. The only definitions included here are those that refer to combinations.

There are no authoritative, complete and verified lists of slang terms for drug combinations. It would be almost impossible to compile one because slang terms come and go over time and may be limited to a particular region, even a specific city.

What is revealing about a list like this is the utter disregard that drug abusers have for the destructive effects of these drugs on their minds, their bodies, and their futures.

The main benefits of having a list like this are being able to recognize when someone is referring to a drug combination and realizing how incredibly widespread the habit of polydrug abuse is.

  • 3M—Mescaline, mushrooms (psilocybin) and Molly (crystal Ecstasy)
  • A-bomb or atom bomb—Marijuana mixed with heroin
  • Amp joint—Marijuana cigarette laced with some form of narcotic
  • B-40—Cigar laced with marijuana and dipped in malt liquor
  • Back to back—Abuse of heroin followed by crack cocaine or vice versa
  • Banana split—Combination of the synthetic 2C-B with other illegal drugs,
    especially LSD
  • Banano—Marijuana or tobacco cigarettes doctored with cocaine
  • Bars—Heroin mixed with alprazolam/Xanax
  • Basuco—Incompletely refined cocaine paste sprinkled on a marijuana cigarette
  • Bazooka—Combination of crack cocaine or unrefined cocaine and marijuana
  • Beam me up, Scottie—Cocaine combined with PCP
  • Bipping—Snorting heroin and cocaine, either simultaneously or close together
  • Black Russian—Hashish and opium
  • Buda—High-grade marijuana with crack cocaine added
  • Bumping up—Combining Ecstasy with powder cocaine
  • C & M—Cocaine and morphine
  • Canade—Heroin and marijuana used together
  • Candy blunt—Marijuana-filled cigar (blunt) dipped in cough syrup
  • Candy flipping—Using LSD and Ecstasy together
  • Candy flipping on a string—Combining LSD and Ecstasy or LSD, Ecstasy and cocaine either all at once or in sequence
  • Capsizing—PCP and MDMA
  • Caviar—Cocaine and marijuana
  • Cheese—A mix of black tar heroin and diphenhydramine (most commonly found in Tylenol PM)
  • Chasing the dragon—Crack cocaine and heroin
  • Chips—Tobacco or marijuana cigarettes treated with PCP
  • Chronic—Marijuana mixed with crack
  • Clicker—Crack mixed with PCP or a marijuana cigarette treated with dipped in formaldehyde before smoking
  • Cocktail—Combination of crack and marijuana
  • Cocoa Puffs—Cocaine and Marijuana smoked together
  • Crackers—Talwin (narcotic painkiller) and Ritalin
  • Crescent roll—Marijuana laced with cocaine
  • Crisscrossing—Snorting a line of cocaine along with a line of heroin
  • Crunk—Getting high and drunk at the same time.
  • Diablito—Crack cocaine and marijuana in a joint
  • Dipped joints—Marijuana combined with PCP and formaldehyde
  • Dirties/Dirty joints—Marijuana mixed with powder cocaine
  • Donk—Marijuana and PCP
  • Draf—Ecstasy with cocaine
  • Dragon rock—Heroin and crack mixed together
  • Dust—Marijuana mixed with various other drugs such as cocaine, heroin or PCP
  • Dynamite—Cocaine mixed with heroin
  • Eightball—Crack cocaine and heroin
  • El diablito—Cocaine, marijuana, heroin and PCP
  • El diablo—Cocaine, marijuana and heroin
  • Elephant flipping—Use of PCP and Ecstasy with animal anesthetic ketamine
  • Ethan—LSD and cocaine
  • Fire—Crack and methamphetamine
  • Five-way—Snorting heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, and Rohypnol while also drinking alcohol
  • Flamethrowers—Regular cigarettes treated with cocaine and heroin
  • Flower flipping—Ecstasy and mushrooms used together
  • Frisco special/Frisco speedball—Cocaine, heroin, and LSD
  • Fry/Fry sticks—Marijuana cigarettes dipped in embalming fluid or PCP
  • Fry daddy—Crack and marijuana mixed and smoked
  • Geek-joints—A marijuana cigarette with crack or powdered cocaine added
  • Gimmie—Crack and marijuana mixed together
  • Goofball—Cocaine and heroin
  • Greek—Marijuana and powder cocaine
  • H & C—Heroin and cocaine
  • H-bomb—Ecstasy and heroin
  • Handlebars—Combination of crack cocaine and alprazolam (Xanax)
  • Happy stick—Marijuana and PCP in a cigarette
  • He-she—Heroin mixed with cocaine
  • Herb and al—Marijuana and alcohol
  • Hippie flip—Use of mushrooms (psilocybin) and Ecstasy
  • Houston cocktail—Hydrocodone, a benzodiazepine like Valium or Xanax, and Soma/carisoprodol
  • Hugs and kisses—Combination of methamphetamine and Ecstasy
  • Illie/illy—Marijuana dipped in liquid PCP or embalming fluid and then dried
  • Jedi flip—Mushrooms, LSD, and Ecstasy
  • Jet fuel—PCP use combined with methamphetamine
  • Jim Jones—Marijuana treated with cocaine and PCP
  • Joy stick—Marijuana treated with PCP
  • Juice joint—Marijuana cigarette sprinkled with crack
  • Karachi—Heroin, phenobarbital (a sleeping drug), and methaqualone (depressant)
  • Killer weed—Marijuana and PCP
  • Kitty Bending—Ketamine and benzodiazepines (Xanax, Valium)
  • Kitty Boosting—Amphetamine and ketamine
  • Kitty Flipping—Ketamine and Ecstasy
  • Kitty Tripping—Ketamine and LSD
  • Lace—Cocaine and marijuana
  • Las Vegas cocktail—Hydrocodone and a benzodiazepine like Valium or Xanax
  • LBJ—Heroin plus LSD and PCP
  • Liprimo—Marijuana and crack mixed and formed into a cigarette
  • Love boat—Marijuana dipped in formaldehyde; a cigar refilled with marijuana
    and then dipped in liquid PCP; cigar refilled with marijuana that has heroin added
  • Love flipping—Mescaline and Ecstasy
  • Lucky flip—Ecstasy and synthetic 2C-T-7
  • Love trip—Mescaline and Ecstasy
  • Lovelies—Marijuana treated with PCP
  • Methball—methamphetamine and heroin mixed in one syringe
  • Missile basing—Crack and PCP
  • Moonrock—Crack and heroin
  • Murder one—Heroin and cocaine
  • Neon Nod—LSD and heroin
  • Nexus flipping—Nexus (the synthetic 2-CB) and MDMA
  • Nox—Nitrous oxide and MDMA
  • Octane—PCP laced with gasoline
  • On the ball—Ecstasy particles added to a bag of heroin
  • One and ones—Talwin (narcotic painkiller) and Ritalin
  • Oolies—Marijuana cigarettes laced with crack
  • Ozone—Cigarette containing marijuana, PCP and crack cigarette
  • P-dogs—Cocaine and marijuana
  • P-funk—Crack plus PCP
  • Pancakes and syrup—Glutethimide (hypnotic drug) and codeine cough syrup
  • Parachute—Smoking crack and PCP; smoking crack and heroin
  • Parachute down—Using Ecstasy when coming down off heroin
  • Party and play—Methamphetamine together with Ecstasy and Viagra
  • Party pack—The synthetic 2C-B plus other illicit drugs, particularly Ecstasy
  • Pharming—Mixing prescription drugs
  • Piggybacking—Simultaneous injecting two drugs; using Ecstasy sequentially to maintain the high
  • Pikachu—Pills containing PCP and Ecstasy
  • Polo—Heroin and dimenhydrinate (Dramamine)
  • Poor man’s heroin—Narcotic painkiller Talwin and Ritalin, injected
  • Poro—Heroin plus PCP
  • Primos—Marijuana joints treated with crack cocaine
  • Quiktrip—Methamphetamine and psilocybin
  • Red rock opium/Red rum—Heroin, sleeping pills, strychnine and caffeine
  • Ritz and Ts—Ritalin and Talwin, injected
  • Robo flipping—Ecstasy and dextromethorphan (cough medication)
  • Rompums—Marijuana with Xylazine or other horse tranquilizers
  • Sandwich—Two layers of cocaine with a layer of heroin in the middle
  • Scramble—Low purity heroin plus crack cocaine
  • Screwball—Heroin and methamphetamine
  • Serial speedballing—Sequencing cocaine, cough syrup, and heroin over period of days
  • Shabu—Powder cocaine and methamphetamine
  • Sherman stick—Crack cocaine with marijuana in a blunt (refilled cigar)
  • Smoking gun—Heroin and cocaine
  • Snowcone—Amphetamine and weed smoked together
  • Snow seals—Cocaine and amphetamine
  • Space base/Space blunt—Crack dipped in PCP; refilled cigar with PCP and crack
  • Space cadet/Space dust—Crack dipped in PCP
  • Speedball—Cocaine and heroin; may also refer to methylphenidate (Ritalin) mixed with heroin
  • Speedboat—Methamphetamine, PCP, heroin and cocaine or marijuana, PCP and crack smoked together
  • Speedkitten—Methamphetamine and ketamine
  • Speedies—Ecstasy adulterated with amphetamine
  • Spill—Speed and an ecstasy pill in the same line to be snorted
  • Splitting—Rolling marijuana and cocaine into a single joint
  • Spoke—Speed, crushed Ecstasy pill and coke in the same line to be snorted
  • Squirrel—PCP and marijuana that is laced with cocaine and smoked
  • Stupor stoning—Drinking alcohol while smoking marijuana
  • Sugar flipping—Ecstasy and cocaine
  • Super grass—Marijuana treated with PCP
  • Super X—Methamphetamine and Ecstasy
  • Tar—Smoking crack and heroin
  • Tipsy flipping—Alcohol and Ecstasy
  • Torpedo—Marijuana and crack
  • Troll—LSD and MDMA
  • Twisters—Crack and methamphetamine
  • Waffle dust—Ecstasy and amphetamine
  • Wet/Wet sticks—Marijuana cigarettes soaked in PCP or formaldehyde and dried
  • Whack—Heroin and PCP; Crack and PCP
  • Wicky—Powder cocaine, PCP and marijuana
  • Wild cat—Methcathinone (synthetic similar to methamphetamine) mixed with cocaine
  • Wollie/Woo—Adding crack rocks to a marijuana cigarette
  • Woola blunt/Woolah- Marijuana and heroin in a refilled cigar
  • Woolas—Crack sprinkled on marijuana cigarette
  • Woolie—Marijuana and heroin; marijuana and crack cocaine; marijuana and PCP
  • Woolies—Marijuana and crack or PCP
  • Yerba mala—PCP and marijuana

This is a compilation of slang terms for drug combinations. Some slang terms refer to a particular combination, more than one combination or individual drugs. The only definitions included here are those that refer to combinations.

Study: cannabis may reduce crack use


is a Research Scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and Assistant Professor in the Division of AIDS, UBC Department of Medicine , University of British Columbia

Postdoctoral Fellow and clinician-scientist with the BC Centre on Substance Use and UBC Faculty of Medicine, University of British Columbia

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M-J Milloy receives funding from the United States National Institute on Drug Abuse, the Canadian Institutes of Health Research and the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research. The University of British Columbia has received an unstructured gift to support his research from NG Biomed Ltd., a private firm applying to the Canadian government for a licence to produce medical cannabis.

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North America is in the midst of a drug overdose disaster. In British Columbia, Canada, where nearly 1,000 people died of overdose in 2016, officials have declared a public health emergency.

While over-prescription of painkillers and contamination of the illegal opioid supply by fentanyl, a potent synthetic analgesic, are at the heart of the problem, opioid users are not the only ones at risk. Public health officials in BC are warning that fentanyl has been detected in many drugs circulating on the illicit market, including crack cocaine.

Testing in BC has found deadly fentanyl in crack. Ricardo Rojas/Reuters

The possibility of opioid overdose is an unusual new threat for people who use crack, which is a stimulant. Its consumption, either through smoking or injection, is not necessarily deadly.

If misused, though, crack can certainly cause health harms, including cuts and burns from unsafe pipes. Sharing pipes can also transmit infectious diseases such as HIV and hepatitis C. In the long run, frequent and heavy crack consumption may contribute to psychological and neurological complications.

Despite the estimated 14 to 21 million cocaine users worldwide, the majority of whom live in Brazil and the United States, scientists have yet to find an effective medical treatment for helping people who wish to decrease problematic use of the drug.

Cannabis-assisted treatment

Now Canadian scientists are working on an unconventional substitution for it.

Research done by the BC Centre on Substance Use in Vancouver shows that using cannabis may enable people to consume less crack. Could marijuana become to crack what methadone is to heroin – a legal, safe and effective substitute drug that reduces cravings and other negative impacts of problematic drug use?

Between 2012 and 2015, our team surveyed more than 100 crack cocaine users in the city’s Downtown Eastside and Downtown South neighbourhoods. These are poor areas where crack is common among people who use drugs. We found that people who intentionally used cannabis to control their crack use showed a marked decline in crack consumption, with the proportion of people reporting daily use dropping from 35% to less than 20%.

Data for this study, which was recently presented at the Harm Reduction Conference in Montreal, were drawn from three open and ongoing prospective cohorts of more than 2,000 people who consume drugs (not necessarily just stimulants). They were the Vancouver Injection Drug Users Study (VIDUS); the AIDS Care Cohort to Evaluate exposure to Survival Services (ACCESS); and the At-Risk Youth Study (ARYS).

We used harmonised procedures for recruitment, follow-up and data collection. Individuals in these cohorts were recruited through snowball sampling and extensive street outreach in the Downtown Eastside and Downtown South areas.

Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside has a history of innovative harm reduction responses to drug use. Emma Kate Jackson/flickr , CC BY

First, we asked participants if they had substituted one drug for another in order to control or slow down their consumption. A total of 122 participants (49 from VIDUS, 51 from ACCESS, and 22 from ARYS) reported that they had done so at least once in the last six months. These were the subjects included in our analysis, contributing to a total of 620 interviews over three years.

When we analysed these participants’ crack use histories over time, a pattern emerged: significant increases in cannabis use during periods when they reported they were using it as a crack substitute, followed by decline in the frequency of crack use afterwards.


Our findings are in line with a smaller case-series study in Brazil that followed 25 treatment-seeking individuals with problematic crack use who reported using marijuana to reduce cocaine-related craving symptoms. Over a nine-month follow-up period in that study, conducted by Eliseu Labigalini Jr, 68% of participants had stopped using crack.

As in our study, in Brazil cannabis use peaked during the first three months of follow-up, with only occasional use of cannabis reported in the six months after that.

Qualitative studies in Jamaica and Brazil also indicate that crack users frequently self-medicate with cannabis to reduce cravings and other undesirable effects of crack.

Other research has shown that long-term cannabis dependence might increase cocaine cravings and risk of relapse. Rather than contradict findings from Canada, Brazil and Jamaica, these discrepancies suggest that patterns of cannabis use and dependence, and the timing of self-medication with cannabis, may play a role in individual outcomes.

Building on the finding from this preliminary study, the BC Centre on Substance Use is planning more research to confirm whether using cannabis might be an effective strategy for people seeking to reduce their use of crack or other stimulants, either as harm reduction or as treatment.

Canada’s recent move to legalise and regulate marijuana should facilitate this work. For decades, stigma and prohibition have blocked rigorous scientific evaluation of cannabis. Now these obstacles are beginning to disappear, enabling our team to better understand and unlock the therapeutic potential of cannabinoids.

Scientists have never found a medicine to help crack users who want to decrease their consumption. Canadian researchers think cannabis might be the answer.