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Recreational drug 'street names' added

Monday 23 August 2021

As part of our drive to make the website more accessible to people who inject drugs, we have added commonly used street/slang names for several recreational drugs to the interaction checker. The interaction summaries and risk grades are identical to the parent comedication, but typing in a street name (e.g. weed) into the search box will now return an interaction. Commonly used street names were identified via a survey filled out by members of the public, and we would like to thank those who took the time to fill it out, as well as the International Network on Health and Hepatitis in Substance Users (INSHU) and the International Network of People Who Use Drugs (INPUD) for promoting the survey.


The following street names have been added to the interaction checker:


  • Amphetamine: speed
  • Cannabis: weed, marijuana, pot
  • Cocaine: coke, crack
  • Ecstasy (MDMA): molly, E
  • Heroin: smack
  • LSD (Lysergic acid diethylamide): acid
  • Methamphetamine: meth, crystal meth, tina
  • Phencyclidine (PCP): angel dust
  • Ketamine: K, special K
  • Nitrous oxide: laughing gas



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