Cocaine

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What is it?

  • Made from coca leaves
  • Was supposed to be a pain killer
  • Powder/crystal form

How is it used?

  • Snorted, (absorbed into blood stream through the nasal tissue)
  • Ingested/rubbed into the gums

Street names

  • Coke
  • Aunt Nora
  • Nose candy
  • Toot
  • Flake

What are the effects? (Short)

  • Intense depression
  • Intense high
  • Edginess
  • Craving for more
  • Makes people feel anxious/hostile (even when not high)

What are the effects? (Long)

  • Sleep deprived
  • Lost appetite
  • Lose interest in everything else
  • If they can get cocaine they may commit suicide
  • Causes depression and they will do anything to get the drug

Statistics

  • Most used illegal drug
  • 7.5 million people have used it at least once in their life ages 15-34
  • 35.3 12 and older have used it
  • 1.5 million people have used it in the past month
  • Second most commonly used in Europe