What is Cocaine?
White, crystalline powder derived from coca leaves. Cocaine base (crack) looks like small, irregularly shaped white rocks. Cocaine is an intense, euphoria-producing stimulant drug with strong addictive potential.
Blow, Coca, Coke, Crack, Crank, Flake, Rock, Snow, Soda Cot
How is it abused?
Snorted or dissolved in water and injected. Cocaine users usually binge on the drug until they are exhausted or run out of cocaine. Crack cocaine is smoked.
What is its effect on the body
Restlessness, irritability, anxiety, paranoia, dilated pupils, insomnia, loss of appetite. Irregular heartbeat, ischemic heart conditions, sudden cardiac arrest, convulsions, strokes, and death. Tolerance builds quickly, easy to overdose. Long-term use of inhaled cocaine has led to a unique respiratory syndrome, and chronic snorting of cocaine has led to the erosion of the upper nasal cavity. The crash that follows a high is mental and physical exhaustion, sleep, and depression lasting several days. Following the crash, users crave cocaine again.