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Street Names for Painkillers

By becoming familiar with the street names for painkillers it can help you be able to identify if your loved one is taking painkillers, and if they are it can help you deduce what type of painkillers they may be using. Considering there are way too many prescription drugs and painkillers that someone may become addicted to we will list only some of the street names for three of the most commonly abused drugs, morphine, fentanyl, and oxycodone.

Morphine is sometimes referred to as “God’s drug”, many people believe this came from the fact that many doctors called morphine “God’s own medicine” when it as first introduced because they believed a safe and reliable form of opium had been discovered. Some of the street names are more obvious than others, for instance “M”(also used for marijuana) or “mmm” (the sound of the letter M), “morf”, or “morpho” are fairly easy to distinguish. Others include:

  • Emsel
  • M.S.
  • Miss Emma
  • Dreamer
  • First line
  • Hows
  • Mister blue
  • Unkie

Some of the most common used street names for fentanyl refer to China and the history of opium such as; “china girl”, “china town”, and “china white”. Others include:

  • Apache
  • Dance fever
  • Friend
  • Goodfellas
  • Great bear
  • He-man
  • Jackpot
  • King ivory
  • Murder 8

painkiller street names

OxyContin® is probably the most commonly known form of Oxycodone, partially because it is one of the most commonly abused and addictive painkillers on the market, and also because it is often in the news in reference to prescription drugs that are stolen from pharmacies. Many of the street names for oxycodone are obvious such as:

  • Hillbilly heroin
  • OCs
  • Os
  • Ox
  • Oxicotton
  • Oxy 80’s
  • Oxycet
  • Pills

Others are specific to OxyContin (most referencing potency) include:

  • 40
  • 40-bar
  • 80
  • Kicker

As noted above, there are many more painkillers that people may be abusing and also many more names that these drugs may be called on the street. The important thing is that if you suspect your loved one may be abusing, or has become addicted, to painkillers that you educate yourself in what to look for, what the drug may be called on the street, what drug treatment programs are available, and how to get help before it is too late. Many people have lost everything they have due to drug addiction including their lives. Many people become addicted to painkillers due to an injury or surgery that required they take them in order to control their pain. Not every drug addict is homeless, poverty stricken, or a junky but every addict needs help in order to break the habit. Help them, help themselves, by getting them into some form of drug rehab today.

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