Cocaine

By: Taylor Turner, Karsen Noble, and Brisa Gallardo

Street Names

  • Bernie's Flakes
  • Gold Dust
  • Snow Cone
  • White Mosquito
  • Heaven's Dust
  • Sleigh Ride
  • Crack

Fact About Cocaine

  1. Cocaine is a white powder from the coca plant.
  2. Powder Cocaine can be dissolved and snorted or injected.
  3. Crack Cocaine can be smoked.
  4. You can tell if someone is using cocaine if their pupils are dilated, if they have high levels of energy, and if they speak excitedly.
  5. Cocaine is addicting because the high feeling is very powerful.
  6. Cocaine increases heart rate and blood pressure.
  7. It constrains brain vessels and can cause strokes.
  8. Snorting cocaine can damage your sinuses.
  9. Smoking cocaine can permanently damage your lungs.
  10. When snorted, the effects can last about an hour.
  11. When smoked, the effects only last about 5 to 10 minutes.

3 other alternatives instead of using cocaine

  1. Sports (ex. taikwondo, volleyball, & dance)
  2. Hangout with friends and family
  3. School

Where To Get Help

White Sands Treatment Center


Jackson Recovery Center


West Palm Beach Rehab

Sources

"Cocaine Use and Its Effects." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 13 Apr. 2014.


If Someone You Know Has a Problem with Cocaine - Psych Central."Psych Central.com. N.p., n.d. Web. 15 Apr. 2014.


Landau, Elaine. Cocaine. N.p.: n.p., n.d. Print.