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BMJ 2001; 322 doi: (Published 24 March 2001) Cite this as: BMJ 2001;322:742
  1. Gavin Yamey (
  1. BMJ

    A rich language has developed on the street to describe drugs, and some of the terms give a fair idea of the user's experience. According to the extraordinary US government archive of over 2000 street terms for drugs (, heroin is known as the “galloping horse,” crack cocaine is the “devil's dandruff,” and opium is “God's medicine.” A mixture of crack …

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