Methamphetamine Street Names

Methamphetamine street names are common. The street names for methamphetamine vary by region, but by learning some of the street names for methamphetamine, parents and others can be more aware of whether a loved one may be using or considering using methamphetamine.


Methamphetamine Street Names

Methamphetamine is commonly known as meth, but this is just one of the many Methamphetamine street names and slang terms. The street names for meth vary by region, and change often, but there are some common street names for meth that can be useful to know.

Street terms or slang may used for drugs by people who want to disguise what they are talking about, or show that they are "in the know" about the drug culture. Some of the most common methamphetamine street names are meth, speed, and crank. Methamphetamine also has many other street names, like:

  • Amp
  • Bianca
  • Biker's coffee
  • Black beauties
  • Blanco
  • Bumps
  • Chalk
  • Crank
  • Croak
  • Crypto
  • Crystal
  • Chicken feed
  • Evil yellow
  • Fire
  • Gear
  • Glass
  • Go
  • Go-fast
  • Hillbilly crack
  • Jenny
  • Kibble
  • Kryptonite
  • Magic
  • Method
  • No doze
  • Pepsi
  • Poor man's cocaine
  • Quick or methlies quick
  • Shabu
  • Sketch
  • Smack
  • Speed
  • Stove top
  • Trash
  • Tweak or tweek
  • Uppers
  • White cross
  • White crunch
  • Yaba
  • Yellow bam

Meth may also be called Desoxyn, which is name of medical or pharmaceutical methamphetamine. Many of the methamphetamine street names refer to its appearance, its effects, or how it is made or used. Sometimes these terms may apply to other drugs as well, depending on location.

Methamphetamine hydrochloride is a form of meth that has been processed into clear crystals that can be smoked. Its most common name is crystal meth. Some other crystal methamphetamine street names can include:

  • Crank
  • Cristy
  • Crystal
  • Glass
  • Ice
  • L.A.
  • Quartz
  • Tina

Using methamphetamine causes a high sometimes called a "flash" or a "rush". There are also a number of slang or street terms for using or being high on methamphetamine:

  • Amping or amped
  • Baked
  • Fried
  • Geeking or geeked
  • Heated
  • Jacked
  • Spun or spun out
  • Tweaking or tweaked

Some methamphetamine street names for a person who uses meth are:

  • Geek or geeker
  • Jibb head
  • Speed freak
  • Tweaker
  • Wigger

There are also other methamphetamin street names related to methamphetamine use, such as:

  • Bubble - a pipe for smoking meth
  • Crank craters - facial sores caused by meth use
  • Meth mouth - having rotten teeth from using meth
  • Picken pox - sores caused by the habit of meth users of picking at their skin
  • Speed ball - meth mixed with other drugs
  • Tooter - a straw used to snort meth
  • Tweaker toys - objects that meth users sometimes organize or sort while they are high on meth

Slang terms and street names for methamphetamine change over time and vary by location, so the best way to find specific terms being used in your area is to talk to local law enforcement officers or others who work with at-risk youth or drug users. If a teen or other person is using these methamphetamine street names, they may be using meth or associating with others who are. Talk to them about your concerns, and get help for people who are using meth, since it is a dangerous and addictive drug.


US Drug Enforcement Administration, Drug Information, "Methamphetamine" [online], "Basic Facts" [online]

KCI, The Anti-Meth Site, "Slang, Jargon, and Nicknames for Crystal Meth/Methamphetamine" [online]

The Partnership for a Drug-Free America, Drug Guide, "Methamphetamine (Meth)" [online]

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