UMEM Educational Pearls

Category: Toxicology

Title: Are you up to date on your street names for drugs of abuse?

Keywords: drugs of abuse, street name (PubMed Search)

Posted: 6/5/2017 by Hong Kim, MD, MPH (Emailed: 6/15/2017) (Updated: 6/15/2017)
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Street names for illicit substance are diverse and unique. Knowing what your patient used prior to ED presentation can help with the management of their intoxication. 

 

DEA recently released 7 page list of common street names for drugs of abuse. 

 

https://ndews.umd.edu/sites/ndews.umd.edu/files/dea-drug-slang-code-words-may2017.pdf

 

But keep in mind that what our patients purchase and use may not actually contain the drug that they intended to purchase (e.g. fentanyl being sold as heroin).  

 


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dea-drug-slang-code-words-may2017.pdf (2,993 Kb)