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Some street names for heroin, but there are many more.

Street Names for Heroin


More so than almost any other drug (with perhaps the exception of marijuana) heroin has a number of different “street names” used in the marketplace to describe the substance.

The Most Common Street Slang for Heroin

The following is a list of the most common street names used by dealers and addicts to describe this deadly drug. These nicknames for heroin may come in and out of “style” but it is important to become familiar with all of them.

  • Smack
  • Snow
  • Junk
  • Tar
  • Horse
  • White Horse
  • Dragon
  • Dope
  • H
  • Big H
  • Snow
  • Snowball
  • Scat
  • Boy
  • White Nurse
  • White Lady

Street Names for Heroin/Drug Mixtures

There are also a number of street names used to describe certain mixtures of heroin with other drugs. These names include:

  • Marijuana and heroin
    • Woo-woo
    • Atom Bomb
  • Cocaine and heroin
    • Belushi
    • Goofball
    • Dynamite
    • Boy/Girl
  • Fentanyl and heroin
    • China White
  • Cold or Cough Medicine and heroin
    • Cheese
  • Morphine ad heroin
    • New Jack Swing

The Importance of Knowing Heroin Nicknames

Parents, friends and other loved ones who wish to help someone overcome heroin addiction should know these street names well. The better informed they are about the current slang for heroin, the better they will be able to pick up verbal cues that the individual is using. This also applies not only for parents or friends of heroin users, but those of addicts to other drugs as well, because there are also various slang words used to secretly refer to other illicit drugs.

Help for Heroin Addiction

Do you know someone suffering from heroin addiction? Help is available. To find out more, please choose the selection that applies to you or the person suffering from addiction