Like illegal drugs, prescription and over-the-counter drugs are often called nicknames or tranquilizers: Mexican red. When prescription drugs are sold on the street for abusive or non-medical purposes, they are usually given street names to cover up conversation topics that may be overheard.
If you hear these phrases in your child’s conversation, it may be worth exploring to see if they are actually talking about prescription drugs.And your teen needs to realize that just because the name of a drug sounds cute does not mean it is safe.
Children need to know that prescription drugs that are not prescribed for them can be as dangerous as street drugs.
Barbiturates and benzodiazepines are drugs used as sedatives or sedatives to treat anxiety and insomnia, and have several different names according to different characteristics.Usually, the nickname of these drugs depends on the appearance of the pill, the effect of the drug, the cultural aspects of the use, and sometimes people or fictional characters.
Prescription drug nickname based on appearance
As far as sedatives are concerned, many street names refer to the color of the pill or capsule.
- Blue bullet
- Blue Angel
- Blue tips
- Blue heaven
- Blue doll
- Blue demon
- Green Frog
- Green Dragon
- Marshmallow celebrities
- Pink lady
- Red bullet
- Red and blue
Nickname based on sedative effect
Another common source of drug street names is its impact on users. Because barbiturates and benzodiazepines inhibit the central nervous system, many sedative names refer to slowing down.
- Double trouble
- Idiot pill
- Lie down
- stumbling block
Drug nickname based on actual drug name
For tranquilizers, one of the most common sources of nicknames comes from the real name of the drug. Many inhibitor street names are abbreviations or alternative versions of their brand names or generic drug names.
- Barbie doll
- Mortal enemy
- Keep secret
The cultural or oral reference of the drug
Some drug street names come from how, when and where they are used. Cultural references and oral use can be nicknames for tranquilizers and tranquilizers, just as they can be illegal drugs.
- Christmas roll
- Disco cookies
- Gangster Maru
- Gorilla pill
Geographically based drug names
For illegal drugs, the geographic origin of the drug may be a factor in the formation of a nickname. Medication is not necessarily the case, but tranquilizers have a place name: Mexican red.
Drug names based on characters and fictional characters
Almost all drugs of abuse have a set of nicknames that refer to people or fictional characters. Some of them are logical uses of names, while others seem to make no sense at all. The same goes for the street names of some tranquilizers.
- Mitch Finn
- Kongo Maru
- Mom’s little helper
- Mighty Joe Yang
Purely deceptive drug names
Like most drug slang terms, the origin of the nicknames of some tranquilizers seems to have no meaning at all. These names seem to be created only to cover up the topic of conversation. Of course, this is why most drug street names are created.
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