Slang - coke,
dust, rock (crack)
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Cocaine affects the brain. The
word "cocaine" refers
to a drug in both the powder (cocaine) and crystal (crack) form. It is
made from the coca plant and causes a short-lived high that is immediately
followed by opposite, intense feelings of depression, edginess and a craving
for more of the drug. Cocaine may be snorted as a powder, converted to
a liquid form for injection
with a needle or processed into a crystal form
to be smoked.
Cocaine affects your body. People
who use cocaine often don't sleep regularly. They can experience increased
heart rate, muscle spasms and convulsions. If they snort cocaine, they
can also permanently damage their nasal tissue.
Cocaine affects your emotions. Using cocaine can make you feel paranoid, angry, hostile and anxious even when you are not high.