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Drug Slang: Test Your Knowledge

Drug Slang: Test Your Knowledge

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By Christina Elston

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Remember when marijuana was called "reefer"? Your kids might know it better today as "chronic" or "schwagg." Addiction experts from the Menninger Clinic in Houston have created the following drug-slang quiz to help you spot drug references in your kids' conversations, or favorite music, movies and TV shows:

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1.) "K-Hole" is slang for _______.

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a. a type of "Special-K" or Ketamine (an anesthetic that can cause hallucinations)r>b. periods of Ketamine-induced confusion

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2.) The painkiller OxyContin is also called ______.

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a. Oxiesr>b. Cotton

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3.) Rophies is the nickname for _______.

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a. Rohypnol, the date rape drugr>b. the rush you feel after using cocaine

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4.) Fry sticks are _______.

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a. the act of injecting yourself with speedr>b. marijuana cigarettes dipped in formaldehyde and sometimes laced with PCP

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5.) Inhaling a small amount of cocaine is called a _______.

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a. bumpr>b. blip

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6.) Combining the prescription drug Viagra with Ecstasy is called _______.

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a. 24-7 heavenr>b. Sextasy

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7.) Amped out is _______.

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a. fatigue after using amphetaminer>b. using the maximum amount of steroids your body can take

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8.) "Working Man's Cocaine" is a nickname for _______.

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a. crack cocainer>b. methamphetamine

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9.) A marijuana cigarette rolled with cocaine is called a _______.

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a. primor>b. speedy

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10.) Juice is a slang term for _________.

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a. steroidsr>b. PCP

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Click Here for the Answers

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For more information on current drug slang, visit the White House Office of Drug Control Policy, or the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

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Read other family health tips and updates here.

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Christina Elston is a senior editor and health writer for Dominion Parenting Media.

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Answer Key:


(1) b, (2) b, (3) a, (4) b, (5) a, (6) b, (7) a, (8) b, (9) a, (10) both a and b.


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