By Ashleykubi

What is Cocaine?

Cocaine is a powerfully addictive stimulant that directly affects the brain. The powder is usually mixed with substances such as corn starch, talcum powder and/or sugar or other drugs such as procaine (a local anesthetic) or amphetamines. Cocaine was labeled the drug of the 1980s and 1990s because of its extensive popularity and use during that period. However, cocaine is not a new drug. In fact, it is one of the oldest known psychoactive substances.

How is cocaine abused?

The powdered form of cocaine is either inhaled through the nose (snorted), where it is absorbed through the nasal tissue, or dissolved in water and injected into the bloodstream

What Are the Other Health Effects of Cocaine?

Cocaine affects the body in so much ways. It constricts blood vessels, dilates pupils, and increases body temperature, heart rate, and blood pressure. Most seriously, people who use cocaine can suffer heart attacks or strokes, which may cause sudden death. Cocaine-related deaths are often a result of the heart stopping followed by an arrest of breathing.

Street names


  • Aunt Nora

  • Bernice

  • Blow

  • Coke

  • Dust

  • Flake

  • Nose candy

  • Snow

How it effect the body

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