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How to Spot Drug Use By Children (Parents' Guide)

Spotting Conversations About Drug Use By Children

Drug use by children is a serious concern for parents. The appearance of any of the terms on this page on your child's device (e.g., computer, mobile phone) ought to be further investigated.

Cyber Terms That Suggest Children Are Talking About Serious Drug Use (Class A)


It is worth learning the following common cyber terms as they suggest your child:
  • Could be part of a conversation about Class A drugs.
  • Could be involved in the use of Class A drugs.
  • Could be hiding inappropriate activity from parents.
Cyber TermMeaning
ACIDLSD (often pronounced Aseeeeed!)
BASERDrug User
BEANSEcstasy
BLOWCocaine
BLOWNHigh
BOOMERSMagic Mushrooms
BOOMSMagic Mushrooms
BRICKKilogramme of Drugs
BROWNHeroin
BUGLECocaine
CAKEKilogramme of Cocaine
CANDYMANDrug Dealer
CAPSMagic Mushrooms
CHARLIECocaine
CHEESEStarter Heroin
CHICKENKilogram of Cocaine
CIDLSD (from "acid")
COKECocaine
CRACKType of Cocaine
DMTDi-Methyl Tryptamine
DOG FOODHeroin
DOWNERDrug to Induce a "Low" (as opposed to a "high")
DPTDipropyltryptamine
DUSTAngel Dust, Phencyclidine (PCP)
EEcstasy
FADEDTo Be High
FIXAn Amount of Drugs from One Session
FRIEDHigh on Drugs
GHBGamma Hydroxybutyrate
GOOGEcstasy Pill
HOPHeroin
HORSEHeroin
HYPOHypodermic Needle
JIFFEDCocaine
JUNKIEAddict
KEYKilogramme of Drugs
KIKilogramme of Drugs
KNOCKEDCaught Selling Drugs
LICKEDDrunk or High
LIFTEDHigh on Drugs
LINEA Line of Drugs (Powdered)
LSAD-Lysergic Acid Amide (a type of drug like LSD)
LSDD-Lysergic Acid Diethylamide
MANDYMDMA or Ecstasy
MDAMDMA or Ecstasy
MDMA3,4-methylenedioxy-N-methylamphetamine or Ecstasy
METHMethamphetamine
MIPMinor In Possession
MOLLYMDMA
MULEPerson Who Carries Drugs for Someone Else
OOunce of Drugs
ODOverdose
ONIONOunce of Drugs
PCPPhencyclidine
POPPERAmyl Nitrate
PUSHTo sell drugs
QPQuarter Pound of Drugs
RAILA line of cocaine (US)
ROLLBeing High on Ecstasy
SIDLSD
SIZZLEOxycontin
SKISnort Cocaine
SKI INSTRUCTORCocaine Dealer
SKITTLESDrugs
SLICEEighth of An Ounce of Drugs
SMACKHeroin
SNIFFCocaine
SOFTPowdered Cocaine
SPUNHigh on Methamphetamine
TINACrystal Meth
TRIPPINGUnder the Influence of Drugs
XTCEcstasy

Cyber Terms That Suggest Children Are Talking About Cannabis Use


It is worth learning the following common cyber terms as they suggest your child:
  • Could be part of a conversation about cannabis use.
  • Could be involved in the use of cannabis.
  • Could be hiding inappropriate activity from parents.
Cyber TermMeaning
BABYSITTINGHogging the Cannabis Joint When Passing it Around
BAKETo Smoke or Prepare Cannabis
BAKEDStoned
BLAZETo Smoke Cannabis
BLAZEDStoned
BLAZINGSmoking Weed
BLEMHigh on Cannabis
BLIMA Piece of Cannabis
BLUEBERRYForm of Cannabis
BONGWater Pipe for Smoking
BOWLThe Bowl of a Cannabis Pipe
BUDCannabis
BUNTo Smoke Cannabis
CHRONICHigh Quality Cannabis
CROWCannabis
CUSHTop Quality Cannabis
DANKVery Potent Cannabis
DENHideout to Make or Use Drugs
DIRTLow Quality Cannabis
DOOBIECannabis Joint
DOPECannabis
DROHydroponically Grown Cannabis (i.e. without soil)
DUB SACK20-Dollar Bag of Cannabis
ELBOWA Pound of Cannabis
ERBCannabis (from "herb")
FOODCannabis
GANJCannabis (from GANJA
GANJACannabis
GRASSCannabis
HASHCannabis
HAZEType of Cannabis (Purple Haze)
HERBCannabis
HUFFLow Grade Cannabis
HYDROHydroponically Grown Cannabis
JOINTCannabis Cigarette
KILLAHigh Quality Cannabis
KRAMTo Smoke Weed
KUSHHigh Grade Cannabis (Hindu Kush variety)
LEAFCannabis
LIDOunce of Cannabis
LOUDGood Quality Cannabis
MARY JANECannabis
MAUI WOWIECannabis from Hawaii
MEXLow-grade Cannabis from Mexico
MIDMedium-grade Cannabis
MOTACannabis
NUGHigh Quality Bud of Cannabis
PIFCannabis
PINNERThin Cannabis Cigarette
PUFFCannabis
PURPLEStrong cannabis (Purple Haze variety)
REEFERCannabis Joint
REGGIERegular-grade Cannabis (derogatory)
REGSRegular-grade Cannabis (derogatory)
RESCannabis Resin
ROACHTip of a Joint
SCHWAGLow-grade Cannabis
SEEDSCannabis Seeds
SESCannabis
SOGSea of Green (cannabis growing)
SKUNKVery Potent Cannabis
SPLIFFCigarette Made from a Mix of Cannabis and Tobacco
SWEDSmoke Weed Every Day
TAVCannabis
THCTetrahydrocannabinol
ZIPAn Ounce of Cannabis
ZONGBong with a Zed-Shaped Tube
ZOOTSpliff or Joint

Multiple Terms Probably Spell Trouble

In isolation, some of these terms could be innocent. For example:
  • There will be lots of cake at the party.
  • I am going to buy some skittles.
However, if one of more of these terms are used (especially if the context seems odd), then you should investigate. For example:
  • There will be lots of cake and Tina at the party.
  • I am going to buy some skittles from the candyman.