A.K.A: Coke, Blow, Snow, Crack
Cocaine is a drug that is produced from the coca leaf. It is a stimulant, meaning it speeds up your brain and body functions. Cocaine usually comes as a white powder but can also be made into a crystal freebase form, sometimes called ‘crack’.
Cocaine can make you feel energetic, alert, and euphoric. It can also make you feel anxious, sweaty and increase your heart rate. The effects of cocaine are short-lasting and as they wear off, people can have strong cravings to use more.
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