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Effects

Increased alertness, excitation, euphoria (sometimes followed by a dysphoric "crash"), increased pulse rate and blood pressure, insomnia and loss of appetite.

Overdose Effects

Agitation, increased body temperature, hallucinations, convulsions, possible death.

Street Names

Coke, Flake, Snow, Crack, Coca, Blanca, Perico, Nieve, SodaCot

 

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Methamphetamine
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COCAINE / CRACK


Cocaine

Cocaine is a powerful stimulant which is derived from coca leaves grown in Bolivia, Peru and Colombia . The most common method of use is snorting the cocaine powder (Cocaine Hcl). Its crack form is smoked (freebased).

Cocaine is usually distributed as white powder, often diluted ("cut") with a variety of substances, the most common being sugars and local anesthetics. This is done to stretch the amount of the product and increase profits for dealers.

CRACK

Crack is sold in small, inexpensive doses that are smoked. Its effects are felt immediately and are very intense and short-lived.


Crack Cocaine Street Dosage

The intensity of the psychological effects of cocaine depends on the dose and rate of entry to the brain. Cocaine reaches the brain through the snorting method in three to five minutes. Intravenous injection of cocaine produces a rush in 15-30 seconds, and smoking produces an almost immediate intense experience. These intense effects can be followed by a "crash."

 

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The cocaine manufacturing process takes place in remote jungle labs where the raw product undergoes a series of chemical transformations.