List Of Common Cocaine Street Names: Slang For Cocaine

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Cocaine is an addictive stimulant drug that is used for its energizing effects. Because this drug is an illegal substance, dealers and manufacturers of cocaine have given the drug a variety of nicknames to keep its identity hidden from law enforcement.

Cocaine Street Names

Cocaine is an addictive drug that provides feelings of euphoria, enhanced focus, boosted social comfort, and other effects.

However, this drug can be extremely dangerous, and cocaine substance abuse can result in a variety of adverse side effects, including cardiovascular problems, psychosis, and even death.

To hide the manufacturing and selling of this drug from the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and other law enforcement entities, cocaine producers hide its identity under nicknames.

Since there are two primary types of cocaine, mainly freebase — the white powder form of the drug — and crack cocaine, there are different names associated with each type of the drug.

What Are The Street Names For Cocaine?

A few of these nicknames and slang terms include flake, snow, coke, and blow for freebase cocaine, and rock, moonrock, and dice for crack cocaine.

Slang For Powdered Cocaine

There is a wide range of slang terms and cover-up names for powdered cocaine, many of which arise from the look and texture of the drug, and others based on the effects of cocaine.

Additionally, the way that the drug is ingested can influence the heritage of the drug’s nickname.

Powdered cocaine, for example, is ingested by means of snorting, which is why some of its slang terminologies resemble the action required to take it — such as blow, gold dust, or nose candy.

Common slang terms for powdered cocaine include:

  • coca
  • charlie
  • blow
  • big C
  • white lady
  • bump
  • wooly
  • nose candy
  • big rush
  • oyster stew
  • white horse

Slang For Crack Cocaine

Crack cocaine is a different form of cocaine, as it is produced by a different chemical process once the freebase form has been reached. The result of this chemical process creates crystals, or ‘rocks.’

These rocks are then smoked or dissolved into a liquid for intravenous use, but are most often dropped into ‘crack’ pipes or spoons for heating, smoking, and inhalation.

Some common nicknames for crack cocaine include:

  • moon rock
  • sleet
  • grit
  • gravel
  • dice
  • black rock
  • cocoa puffs

What Do People Call Cocaine That’s Been Cut With Other Drugs?

A common method of cocaine drug use involves mixing it with amphetamines, opioids, fentanyl, or other drugs to increase its potency and change the effect of the high it produces.

Other drugs occasionally mixed with cocaine include lysergic acid diethylamide (LSD) and methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) and methamphetamine.

Common street names for cocaine mixed with other substances are:

  • speedball
  • belushi
  • space
  • whack
  • dirty fentanyl
  • bazooka
  • scottie, which is cocaine mixed with phencyclidine (PCP)

Why Is A Cocaine Addiction Dangerous?

Cocaine addictions, like many other drug addictions, are dangerous due to the effects of the drug on both the body and the mind.

Short-term effects of cocaine use can include increased blood pressure and heart rate, agitation, excessive sweating, nervousness, and others.

Long-term use of cocaine can cause mental health conditions, psychosis, and other behavioral health concerns.

Additionally, the use of cocaine can result in overdose, which can potentially be fatal.

Other dangers of cocaine use include:

  • respiratory failure
  • cerebral hemorrhaging
  • seizures
  • heart failure
  • coma
  • brain damage
  • overdose
  • death

Treatment Services For Cocaine Addiction

Fortunately, there are a number of drug treatment programs and services to treat cocaine use disorders.

Addiction treatment options for cocaine abuse include:

  • inpatient and outpatient programs
  • partial hospitalization programs (PHP)
  • residential rehab programs
  • detoxification programs
  • evidence-based treatment programs
  • alternative, faith-oriented, and holistic treatment options
  • educational and vocational programs
  • individual, family, and group therapy

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