What is it?
White, crystalline powder derived from coca leaves. Cocaine base (crack) looks like small, irregularly shaped white rocks.
Coca, Coke, Crack, Crank, Flake, Rock, Snow, Soda Cot,
How is it used?
SnortedDissolved in water and injectedCrack cocaine is smokedCocaine users usually binge on the drug until they are exhausted or run out of cocaine.
How does it affect the body?
Smoking or injection creates an intense euphoric “rush”Tolerance builds quickly, easy to overdoseCardiac arrhythmiasIncreased blood pressure and heart rateRestlessness, irritability, anxiety, paranoiaInsomnia, loss of appetiteStroke or deathSudden cardiac arrestConvulsionThe crash that follows a high is mental and physical exhaustion, sleep, and depression lasting several days. Following the crash, users crave cocaine again.