Healthy Living: Teen Code Words
If you think you can read your teen’s texts to find out what they’re up to, think again.
Code words are now a popular practice among young people. And if you don’t know the lingo, you’re out of luck.
In Healthy Living, we’re telling you about some common phrases teens use that should put parents on high alert.
Some of the words your teen uses could be code for sex, drugs, or other risky behaviors.
“Brown sugar” is code for heroin, and “getting some blueberries” might actually refer to painkillers like Percocet.
A talk about “footballs” may really be a conversation about Xanax. The nickname describes the shape of the oval tablet.
The phrase “Netflix and chill” might sound harmless, but it really refers to sexual activity.
“Giving up the gold” is code for a teen who loses their virginity. And a text that reads “CU46” means “see you for sex.”