This prescription amphetamine is often used for increased attention and alertness. When sold on the street illegally, it can be referred to by several names that include general terms for non-prescription amphetamines like “uppers” and “speed.”
Adderall can come in the form of:
- tablets (pills)
Adderall is most commonly taken orally. It can also be injected or snorted.
Popular Street Names For Adderall
Adderall is used recreationally and as a performance-enhancer for students and professionals. The stimulant effects are sometimes sought to offset the impact of “downers.”
Street names for Adderall include:
- Black Beauties
- LA Turnaround
- Truck Drivers
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Some street names that indicate Adderall also signify a number of amphetamine- or methamphetamine-related drugs.
Adderall With Other Drugs
Adderall is commonly taken alongside prescription and non-prescription “downers” as a “speedball” or “powerball”.
Adderall might be taken with a benzodiazepine like Xanax or Valium, or with an opioid such as oxycodone or morphine.
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Drug abuse in any form is cause for concern. If you or a loved one has been abusing prescription ADHD drugs like Adderall, then help is available.
Adderall abuse causes both immediate and long-term effects that impact a person’s mental and physical well-being.
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- U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA)— Drug Slang Code Words DEA Intelligence Report
- U.S. National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)— Commonly Used Drugs Charts, Prescription Stimulants