Cocaine is classified as a Central Nervous System Stimulant. It speeds up most of the body’s systems. Immediate effects include feelings of alertness and excitement, along with talkativeness and decreased appetite.

Because cocaine is such a powerful stimulant it gives the user the illusion of limitless power and energy; however, it will leave the user feeling depressed, edgy and craving more cocaine.

Cocaine is also known as coke, snow, flake, or blow. Cocaine in powder form is usually “snorted” into the nostrils.

Some Cocaine users spend thousands of dollars to support their habit.
Cocaine is highly addictive and dangerous.

Cocaine is often combined with kitchen products to increase its impact. So cocaine users risk using an impure product.

Short Term Effects

The short term effects appear soon after a single dose and disappear within a few minutes or hours. These physical effects include:​​

  • Accelerated heartbeat and breathing
  • Increased blood pressure
  • Increased body temperature
  • Euphoric feelings
  • Increased energy
  • Increased mental alertness
  • Dispels the need for food or sleep

Long Term Health Risks

By using cocaine you risk:

  • Increases in blood pressure, heart rate, breathing rate, and body temperature.
  • Heart attacks, strokes, and respiratory failure
  • Overdose. Even one dose can be fatal