Drug terms

Bruce Dykes bkd at GRAPHNET.COM
Fri Jan 19 11:31:36 UTC 2001

The White House Drug Policy Office (now starring in the feature film
'Traffic) has a guide to 'Street Terms: Drugs and the Drug Trade' on their


Unfortunately, it's not very useful, as they make no attempt to designate
context. F'rinstance, while they define 'smack' simply as heroin, they also
define 'Black Tar' and 'Bart Simpson' simply as heroin, without noting that
those are specific subtypes of heroin. They also include the incredibly
street-savvy 'crap', which they define as 'low quality heroin', and 'serial
speedballing', which I can't believe was ever used outside either a
medical/clinical or law enforcement environment.

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