List Of Heroin Street Names & Slang Terms

Heroin has a number of street names.

Heroin is an illegal opioid drug made from the natural opioid (opiate) morphine. It resembles a white or brown powder or a dark, sticky goo.

As a central nervous system depressant (or “downer”), it causes relaxation and euphoria. It can also cause serious health problems, including addiction.

Like other illegal drugs, heroin has a number of street names.

Heroin Street Names

According to the United States National Institute on Drug Abuse, the most common street names for heroin include Dope, H, Horse, Junk, Ska, and Smack.

Street Names By Appearance

The drug also has other street names depending on its appearance. For example, white powder heroin street names may include:

  • China White
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Sugar
  • White
  • White Boy
  • White Girl
  • White Horse
  • White Lady
  • White Nurse
  • White Stuff

Brown powder heroin street names may include:

  • Brown
  • Brown Crystal
  • Brown Tape
  • Brown Rhine
  • Brown Sugar
  • Coffee
  • Dirt

Street names for the dark, sticky version of heroin (black tar heroin) include:

  • Black
  • Black Bitch
  • Black Eagle
  • Black Goat
  • Black Olives
  • Black Paint
  • Black Pearl
  • Black Shirt
  • Black Stuff
  • Cement
  • Dark
  • Dark Girl
  • Dark Kind
  • Diesel
  • Mexican Food
  • Mexican Mud
  • Roofing Tar
  • Sheep
  • Sticky Kind
  • Tootsie Roll

Other General Street Names

Other street names for heroin include:

  • Achivia
  • Adormidera
  • Amarilla
  • Antifreeze
  • Apodo
  • Arpon
  • Aunt Hazel
  • Avocado
  • Azucar
  • Bad Seed
  • Baja Corte
  • Ballot
  • Basketball
  • Basura
  • Beast
  • Beyonce
  • Big Bag
  • Big H
  • Big Harry
  • Bird
  • Birdie Powder
  • Blanco
  • Blow Dope
  • Bombs Away
  • Bonita
  • Boy
  • Brea Negra
  • Brick Gum
  • Bubble Gum
  • Burrito
  • Butter
  • Caballo
  • Caca
  • Capital H
  • Carga
  • Caro
  • Certificada
  • Chapopote
  • Charlie
  • Charlie Horse
  • Chavo
  • Chiba
  • Chinese Buffet
  • Chinese Food
  • Chip
  • Chiva
  • Chivones
  • Chutazo
  • Coco
  • Cohete
  • Comida
  • Crown Crap
  • Curley Hair
  • Dead on Arrival (DOA)
  • Doggie
  • Doojee
  • Dope
  • Dorado
  • Down
  • Downtown
  • Dreck
  • Dyno
  • Engines
  • Enrique Grande
  • Fairy Dust
  • Flea Powder
  • Food
  • Foolish Powder
  • Galloping Horse
  • Gamot
  • Gato
  • George Smack
  • Girl
  • Globo
  • Golden Girl
  • Goma
  • Good and Plenty
  • Good H
  • Gorda
  • Gras
  • Grasin
  • Gravy Gum
  • H-Caps
  • Hairy
  • Hard Candy
  • Hard One
  • Harry
  • Hats
  • Hazel
  • He
  • Heaven Dust
  • Heavy
  • Helen
  • Helicopter
  • Hell Dust
  • Henry
  • Hercules
  • Hero
  • Hombre
  • Hot Dope
  • Huera
  • Hummers
  • Jojee
  • Joy Flakes
  • Joy Powder
  • Kabayo
  • Karachi
  • Karate
  • King’s Tickets
  • La Tierra
  • Lemonade
  • Lenta
  • Lifesaver
  • Mayo
  • Mazpan
  • Meal
  • Menthol
  • Mexican Horse
  • Mojo
  • Mole
  • Morena
  • Mortal Combat
  • Motors
  • Mud
  • Muzzle
  • Nanoo
  • Nice and Easy
  • Noise
  • Number 3
  • Number 4
  • Number 8
  • Old Steve
  • P-Funk
  • Pants
  • Patty
  • Peg
  • Piezas
  • Plata
  • Poison
  • Polvo
  • Polvo de Alegria
  • Polvo Feliz
  • Poppy
  • Puppy
  • Pure
  • Rambo
  • Raw
  • Reindeer Dust
  • Sack
  • Salt
  • Sand
  • Scat
  • Schmeck
  • Scramble
  • Sheep
  • Shirts
  • Shoes
  • Skag
  • Skunk
  • Slime
  • Snickers
  • Soda
  • Spider Blue
  • Stufa
  • Sweet Jesus
  • Tecata
  • Thunder
  • Tires
  • Tomasa
  • Tragic Magic
  • Trees
  • Turtle
  • Vidrio
  • Weights
  • Whiskey
  • Wings
  • Witch
  • Witch Hazel
  • Zapapote

Street Names For Heroin Drug Combinations

Many people mix heroin with other drugs for a more powerful or unique high. These mixtures have their own street names. For example, street names for heroin mixed with cocaine include:

  • Belushi
  • Bombina
  • Boy-Girl
  • Dynamite
  • Goofball
  • H & C
  • He-She
  • Primo
  • Snowball
  • Snowball
  • Speedball

Other examples include:

  • A-Bomb, Atom Bomb, Woola, Woolie, or Woo-Woo (heroin and weed)
  • Anestesia de Caballo (heroin and a horse anesthetic called xylazine)
  • Bars (heroin and Xanax)
  • Beast or Neon Nod (heroin and LSD)
  • Birria, Blue, Blue Hero, or Chiva Loca (heroin and fentanyl)
  • Cheese (heroin and cold medicine)
  • Chocolate Chip Cookies or H Bomb (heroin and MDMA)
  • Chocolate Rock, Dragon Rock, Eightball, or Moonrock (heroin and crack cocaine)
  • Cotton Brothers or New Jack Swing (heroin and morphine)
  • Crank or Screwball (heroin and methamphetamine)
  • El Diablo (heroin, cocaine, and marijuana)
  • LBJ (heroin, LSD, and PCP)
  • Pineapple (heroin and Ritalin)
  • The Five Way (heroin, cocaine, methamphetamine, alcohol, and the benzodiazepine Rohypnol)

Heroin Slang Terms

In addition to street names, there are a variety of slang terms associated with heroin use. These terms include:

  • Channel Swimmer (someone who injects heroin)
  • Chasing the Dragon (smoking heroin)
  • Chipper (someone who occasionally uses heroin)
  • Daytime (being high on heroin)
  • Evening (coming down from a heroin high)
  • Give Wings (injecting someone else with heroin)
  • Nodding Out (drifting in and out of consciousness while high on heroin)

Heroin Addiction

No matter what you call it, heroin is highly addictive.

Heroin addiction (also called heroin use disorder) is a disease that makes you feel unable to stop using heroin despite negative consequences.

It requires professional treatment at a substance abuse treatment program. These programs offer recovery-focused services such as mental health counseling, medical detox, and support groups.

To learn more about heroin addiction treatment options, please contact Northeast Addictions Treatment Center. We provide a variety of evidence-based treatments to help you or your loved one recover from substance use.

Written by
Northeast Addition Editorial Team

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