COMMON STREET NAMES:
Coke, Blow, Snow, Nose Candy, Lady, Freebase, Crack, Rock, Base
Cocaine is a stimulant made from the leaves of the South American Coca Plant and is both a local anesthetic and central nervous system stimulant. It is the only drug to possess both pharmacological properties.
Short term effects include feeling of euphoria, increased energy, mental clarity, reduced fatigue, loss of appetite, and increased temperature, heart rate and blood pressure. Long term effects include paranoia, heart failure, seizures, respiratory and central nervous failure. Suicidal ideation, delirium and sudden death.
The effects of using Cocaine last anywhere between 10-30 minutes. Coming down from the “high” or a “coke crash” can lead to extreme irritability, depression, fatigue, restlessness, and hostility.
Cocaine Hydrochloride is a white crystal power that is snorted or mixed with water and injected.
Crack Cocaine is produced with ammonia or baking soda and water to form chunks or rock and is smoked.
IS THIS DRUG ADDICTIVE:
Cocaine is among the the most potent stimulants and one of the most powerfully addictive drugs known to man. The body progressively tolerates the drug’s effects and an escalated amount of cocaine is needed. This increase often leads to overdose.
SIGNS OF DRUG USE AND ABUSE:
Increased blood vessels, paranoia, restlessness, irritability, insomnia, seizures, heavy breathing, chest pains, loss of appetite, sudden increased energy. Users will often have straws or rolled up bills for snorting, straight edged razors, mirrors, and pipes or water bongs.
Crack cocaine is used among the rich and poor alike. Crack cocaine is prevalent in cities and suburbs and used by all ethnic and social groups.
Mixing Cocaine and alcohol or other drugs is a deadly mix that can lead to sudden heart attack, stroke, seizure, coma, and death.
Drug and alcohol dependence disorders and addictions are medical conditions that can be effectively treated. The first step is to recognize the problem and seek help for yourself or loved ones. To speak to a caring, experienced addiction advisor call 1-800-601-0759 or fill out the contact form below.