11. Crossed – Alcohol and Marijuana
Mixing substances is a popular practice at parties. Alcohol and marijuana tend to be one of the most common combinations. So when teens say they’re “crossed,” it means they’ve taken both. Getting “crossed” or “crossfading” too often can lead to future decreased cognitive function.
Example: “I was way too crossed at yesterday’s party.”
12. Acid/Tabs/Shrooms – LSD/Psilocybin
Hallucinogens like LSD and magic mushrooms (psilocybin) are also commonly taken at parties or music festivals. While both drugs produce similar effects, one stays in the body much longer than the other. A trip from magic mushrooms lasts from four to six hours, whereas one from synthetic drug LSD lasts from six to twenty hours.
Example: “I really want to trip today. Got any tabs on you?”
13. Ice – Alcohol
At parties and for fun, teens like to surprise their friends with a bottle of Smirnoff Ice. Recipients, also known as those who got “Iced” must finish their respective bottles all by themselves (ideally in one chug).
Example: “We should totally Ice Jessica for her birthday tomorrow.”
14. Orange Tesla – MDMA
While MDMA is generally recognizable as “X” or “E,” “Orange Tesla” is the name of a specific ecstasy pill with a relatively high MDMA content, popular among young people at concerts and music festivals. Pressed MDMA pills like Orange Teslas can contain traces of unrefined substances that can cause even greater harm to the body.
Example: “I brought a couple of Orange Teslas for tonight’s concert, so we should be good.”
15. Black Tar – Heroin
While heroin use in young teens is on the decline, use in older teens and young adults is steadily increasing– especially with the rise of opioid addiction, which can often lead people to turn to heroin when their prescription supply becomes unavailable. Highly addictive and extremely detrimental to one’s decision-making abilities, “black tar” is a drug that induces devastating physical and mental damage on even the healthiest bodies.
Example: “Down to do some black tar tonight?”
This next one is super popular… and supremely dangerous.