Various street names can be used to describe amphetamines and those drugs which contain amphetamines. Some of the most common are those which related directly to the shape or color of the pills such as Adderall which contain amphetamine in them. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, there are not many legal amphetamines so street names are not as vast as for some other narcotics or prescription drugs but there is a rather extensive list that is ever growing based on the introduction of new drugs into the marketplace.
You may hear people referring to amphetamines as eye openers or speed. Some call amphetamines amped on the streets while others may call them uppers or pick me ups. The most common amphetamines street names tend to refer to the drugs as uppers or speed. Unfortunately, this can be misleading because there are other pills or drugs which are considered “uppers” which are not necessarily amphetamines.
If you are a parent, you should be aware of the many street names of as many drugs as you can to ensure that you know when there may be a potential problem on your hands. For instance, if you hear your teen talking in terminology that addresses Black Mollies, you should know that the teen is referring to amphetamines and the use of drugs—this is the only real instance that the term black mollies would really be used. This is a sign that you need to have a talk with your teen about drugs, the dangers of amphetamines and you may even want to seek professional help.
Common amphetamines street names include:
- Bennie or Bennies
- Amped or Ampes
- Benz or Benzies
- Blue Mollies or Black Mollies
- Jelly Beans or Super Jellies
- Pick me ups or Wake me ups
- Wake ups
- Get ups
- Boot ups
- Dexies or Dexy
- Eye poppers or Eye openers
- Lid Poppers or Lid openers
- Fast lightening or lightening
Teens and adults who use amphetamines for recreational purposes are likely to talk about the drugs in a way that others may not recognize that they are actually talking about drugs. These amphetamines street names are just some of the potential words or terms that can be used to describe the use of drugs that contain amphetamines. It’s important for all parents to be aware of the street names that are being used to describe amphetamines and to put a stop to teen drug abuse in any way that they can.
More amphetamines street names include:
- Coast to coast
- Cross tops
- Red Pep
- Black Pep
- Blue Pep
- Road Dope
- Truckies or Truck Drivers
Amphetamines are uppers which cause an increase in alertness, a boost in metabolism and a feeling or sense of urgency. Most of the street names that you hear describing amphetamines are used to describe the boost in energy that comes with taking these drugs.
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