Drug-Slang Quiz Helps Parents Help Kids
Use of terms like 'fry stick' or 'schwagg' are clues youngsters are in trouble, experts say
If you're a parent, you might want to brush up on your drug slang to stay alert to possible drug use by your children, suggest addiction experts at the Menninger Clinic in Houston.
Slang terms for drugs constantly change and evolve, the researchers said. For example, while marijuana is still called weed or pot by some, it's also referred to by newer terms such as chronic or schwagg. Heroin is still be called smack but, depending on the type of heroin, it may also be called black tar or brown sugar.