Street Names For Adderall

Medically Reviewed by Johnelle Smith, M.D. on April 26, 2021

Adderall is a prescription amphetamine most often used to treat symptoms of ADHD. This stimulant goes by many names on the street including “speed” and “addies.”

Common Adderall Street Names

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:

  • capsules
  • tablets (pills)

Adderall is most commonly taken orally. It can also be injected or snorted.

Find out more about street names for commonly abused drugs

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:

  • Addies
  • Bennies
  • Black Beauties
  • Crank
  • Crosses
  • Hearts
  • Ice
  • LA Turnaround
  • Speed
  • Truck Drivers
  • Uppers

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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.

Find Help For Adderall Abuse Today

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.

Call our treatment specialists to find a drug rehab center near you.

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