Powder cocaine (also called coke), freebase and crack are all forms of cocaine. They’re all powerful stimulants, with short-lived effects. They temporarily speed up the way your mind and body work, but the effects are short-lived.

Cocaine

What are the risks with Cocaine

  • Because the effects are short lived people who use cocaine find they want more and more, increasing the risk of addiction.

 

  • Cocaine users have died from overdoses. High doses can raise the body's temperature, cause convulsions, a heart attack and heart failure. 

 

  • Snorting cocaine can damage the inside of your nose and mouth.

  • Mixing cocaine with other drugs like alcohol is very risky and can lead to problems.

  • Using cocaine over the long term can make people feel depressed and run down.

  • It can lead to serious problems with anxiety, paranoia and panic attacks.

 

What are the effects?

  • Like speed, cocaine can make you feel very alert and confident

  • Under the influence of cocaine, people

       are really talkative, confident and some

      may say arrogant

  • The effects are quite short, but there is a

       stong temptation to take more or 'Top Up'