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Amphetamine Street Names

There are a variety of amphetamine street names.

There are a wide variety of different street names used for amphetamines.  Many of the amphetamine street names that you will hear relate directly to the stimulant effects that are caused by the drug while others relate to the effects that the amphetamine has on the user.  For instance you may hear someone refer to an amphetamine as amped or eye openers because the drugs tend to keep the user more alert and awake or amped up.  Some of the street names of amphetamine don’t related to the effects at all but more so to the types of drugs that amphetamines are used in such as Bennie or Benz.

The most common amphetamine street names are uppers or speed but there are many other terms that can be used to describe the drugs.  Knowing the various street terminology is especially important for parents to keep close track of what their children are talking about. If a parent doesn’t have the knowledge of the various street names of amphetamines, their teen could have a complete phone conversation about these drugs right in front of the parent without the parent ever even suspecting drug abuse—this can be a very dangerous situation.

Common amphetamine street names include:

  • Amped
  • Bennie
  • Benz
  • Cartwheels
  • Blue Mollies
  • Black Mollies
  • Jelly Beans
  • Hearts
  • Uppers
  • Wake ups
  • Pick me Ups
  • Thrusters
  • Sparkles
  • Marathons
  • Footballs
  • Dexies
  • Eye Openers
  • Leapers
  • Lid Poppers
  • Oranges
  • Lightening

These are just a sample of the potential names that teens or adults may be using to describe amphetamines on the street.  If you hear any of these names being used to discuss things like a party or having fun with friends, ask your teen what he or she is talking about—don’t be afraid to put it out there that you are aware of the many potential street names for amphetamines and that you think your teen or child is talking about drugs.

Additional Amphetamine Street Names

  • Cross tops
  • Coast to Coasts
  • Pep Pills
  • Rippers
  • Road Dope
  • Snap
  • Truck Drivers

Almost every amphetamine street name refers in some way to staying awake, being alert, being upbeat or otherwise having excessive energy.  If you need help or think you may have a problem with amphetamines, call our helpline at 1-800-895-1695.

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