Every day, we’re learning more about drugs, drug users, and addiction. This knowledge has helped assist people who have struggled with substance abuse.
It also seems like every day, we’re learning more terms for drugs, ways to use drugs, and the side effects of substance abuse. Here are some of those terms.
• Cheese or cheese heroin. This is a combination of black tar heroin and over-the-counter (OTC) drugs in powder form that resembles grated cheese.
• Crunk. If people get crunk, they get drunk and high at the same time.
• Flakka. This is a man-made drug in crystal form. Also known as gravel, flakka has been linked to violent outbursts, paranoia, and other extreme reactions.
• Gurn and gurning. People who use drugs such as MDMA (often known as ecstasy) or cocaine sometimes gurn. Gurning occurs when people’s bottom jaws become locked and they grind their teeth. If people gurn often, they could develop jaw problems or osteoarthritis.
• Hippie flip or candy flip. These terms refer to using more than one drug at a time. People who hippie flip use MDMA and psychedelic mushrooms at the same time, while candy flipping involves using MDMA and LSD simultaneously.
• Tweek or tweak. This is a nickname for methamphetamine (meth) and for some of the actions of its users. Meth users might tweek if they haven’t slept and are irritable and jittery.
• Whippets. People who inhale nitrous oxide from whipped cream canisters are using whippets to get high.
These are just a few terms for drugs and drug use. Sadly, this list might be out of date or might be shortly, because people are developing new drugs and ways to abuse them.
But, while the drugs and their consumption might be new, what they do to people isn’t. Substance abuse can create a range or problems, but experienced rehab professionals know about this abuse and ways to treat it.