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Opiate Street Names

Opiates include many different drugs, both legal and illicit. Some illegal forms of opiates include heroin and opium. Legal opiates include prescription drugs, such as morphine and codeine. All opiates fall under the category of narcotics, and they come from the poppy plant. In prescription form, opiates are used to treat pain. The strong sense of wellbeing that comes from opiates makes this drug addictive for many people. Knowing street names for opiates may help loved ones recognize references to the drug in conversations and may prepare them to seek help for loved ones struggling with opiate addiction.

2 Minute Read | Published Aug 01 2023 | Updated Mar 12 2024 Expert Verified
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Street names for opium include

  • Big O
  • Black stuff
  • Gum
  • Hop

Street names for fentanyl include:

  • Friend
  • TNT
  • Dance fever
  • China white or China girl
  • Apache

Heroin might be referred to one of its following street names:

  • The H Train
  • Tar
  • Henry
  • Smack
  • Dope
  • Hell dust

Street names for opiates hydrocodone, codeine, and oxycodone include:

  • Cough syrup
  • Hydro
  • Ox

Whatever they may be referred to as opiates, when abused or used improperly or against physician recommendations, are dangerous. If taken recreationally or used irresponsibly after being prescribed for chronic pain management, addiction may form. Opiate addictions may be easy to develop and hard to kick, due to the highs they create and the painful and, often times debilitating withdrawal symptoms that set in once that high wears off. If someone you love is suffering with opioid or narcotics addiction, get addiction treatment now.

At BetterAddictionCare, we understand how frightening it can be to overhear a street name for opiates in a conversation. We invite you to call today to speak with a Client Care Specialist if you have concerns about a drug addiction. We have a nationwide network of addiction recovery facilities, all accepting new patients so you can get help now. You can also fill out our contact form to speak with a counselor. Our highly trained team offers customized treatment options designed to meet the individualized needs of every patient. We will search to find a treatment facility for you. If we don’t have a center near you, we can even arrange transportation. Our facilities offer not only professional addiction counseling, but also medically assisted detox, which ensures that our patients are always safe and comfortable. Isn’t it time to start healing?


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