Slang For Cocaine: A List Of Common Cocaine Street Names

Like many other drugs, cocaine has a variety of slang terms that dealers and buyers often use to disguise what they are really talking about. Cocaine drug use can be easier to spot if you know what people are talking about in reference to the drug.

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Medically Reviewed By: Kimberly Langdon M.D.


Drug slang can be as elaborate as it is bewildering, so much so that in 2018, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published a documented list of drug slang.

Cocaine and crack cocaine together make up one of the longest entries under any drug. No matter what the form of cocaine (white powder or crystalized), there is a street name for it.

There are also street names that describe cocaine cut with other drugs, such as fentanyl or PCP. What follows is a list of street names and the form of cocaine they correspond to.

Street Names For Powdered Cocaine

White powder cocaine for snorting or injecting was the common form of the drug when it was popular in the 1970s, so many common street names still apply.

White powder cocaine commonly goes under:

  • Coke
  • Flake
  • Snow
  • Big C
  • Coca

There are, however, many code words for cocaine and cocaine use. Some are going to be more common than others.

More common code words for cocaine:

  • C
  • Charlie
  • Blow
  • Bump
  • Wooly
  • Bernie’s gold dust
  • Nose candy
  • Coca Cola

Some other names for white powder cocaine include:

  • Toot
  • White horse
  • Henry VIII
  • Oyster Stew
  • Big Rush
  • Florida Snow
  • Flea Market Jeans
  • Perico

Slang Terms For Crack Cocaine

Another form of cocaine is crack cocaine, which is made from cocaine powder and a chemical solution. After it has hardened, it is broken up into small rocks to be smoked.

There are several common slang terms for crack cocaine, including:

  • Rock
  • Moon Rock
  • Sleet
  • Hail
  • Grit
  • Gravel
  • Dice
  • Black Rock
  • Apple Jack
  • Nuggets
  • Freebase

Street Names For Cocaine Cut With Other Drugs

Drug use does not always involve one single drug. Sometimes drug users will “cut” one drug with another.

Cocaine addiction can involve the use of other drugs as well. And when you mix cocaine with other drugs, that mixture has its own references in drug slang.

Nicknames for cocaine mixed with heroin:

  • Bombita
  • Belushi
  • Speedball

Nicknames for cocaine mixed with PCP:

  • Space
  • Whack

Nicknames for cocaine mixed with other drugs:

  • Bazooka (cocaine mixed with marijuana)
  • Dirty Fentanyl (crack mixed with fentanyl)
  • Take Over (crack mixed with fentanyl)

Dangers of Cocaine Abuse

Nicknames for drugs and substance abuse have the unfortunate side effect of making the drug seem less severe. But the reality is that cocaine addiction is a dangerous habit to have.

The exciting high of cocaine use (like amphetamine or methamphetamine use) is a result of the drug revving up your body and giving you large amounts of dopamine.

But the resulting cocaine crash can affect both your physical and mental health.

Cocaine can raise your heart rate and blood pressure so high as to put you at risk of a fatal heart attack. The resulting crash when you run out of the drug often causes depression.

Treatment Programs For Cocaine Addiction

There are often many psychological factors underlying cocaine use and the need for the self-esteem boost that it seems to give you.

This is why treatment programs for cocaine abuse focus on evidence-based treatment. Counseling is the best way to resolve issues that you or a family member use cocaine to cope with.

Therapies such as behavioral therapy and Matrix model therapy may help address issues related to stimulant drug addiction.

Find A Rehab Program For Cocaine Abuse

At Bedrock Recovery Center, we understand how hard it can be to manage an addiction and enter recovery. That’s why we offer intensive treatment options for addiction to cocaine and other substances.

Our Massachusetts-based treatment center provides residential rehab programs, detoxification programs, medication-assisted treatment, and more.

Call our helpline today. We can direct you or your loved one to the best rehab program for your needs that can help you to end drug addiction.

  1. Drug Enforcement Administration
  2. Drug Enforcement Administration
  3. Drug Enforcement Administration
  4. National Institute on Drug Abuse
  5. National Library of Medicine: MedlinePlus

Written by Bedrock Recovery Center Editorial Team

© 2024 Bedrock Recovery Center | All Rights Reserved

* This page does not provide medical advice.

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