Slang List

Slang List

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The team at Dovetail are frequently asked to help decipher drug slang terminology used by young people. This can be tricky, because drug slang can be highly localised - sometimes terms are used just by one specific group of young people, or in one specific locality. Terms like "8 ball" or "half weight" can be confusing for workers who are undertaking assessments, and sometimes this confusion can have clinical implications. To help address this, Dovetail developed a fact sheet to explain some common Queensland drug slang terminology. If you would like to submit slang terms, send an email to