Cocaine is a non prescription drug that is extremely addictive. This stimulant has a direct affect on brain activity and also adversely affect an individual's central nervous system. The coca leaf is the root plant from which the powder is formed. Pure Cocaine (aka cocaine hydrochloride) can be used by an individual to obtain a high. However, the common "street cocaine" referred to as Crack Cocaine is when the crystal powder has been cooked with baking soda changing the chemical make up. The resulting drug is used by smoking.


Coke, Blow, Rock, Crack, Yayo, Snow, Sniff, Sneeze, White, Nose Candy, Bernice, Toot,
Line, Dust, Flake.


An individual who is taking cocaine often has a number of physical symptoms that are recognizable as out of the ordinary. Examples include continuously runny nose, very red and bloodshot eyes, seem more withdrawn, less concerned with personal maintenance, and excessive and quick weight loss. An individual may show changes in their sleeping habits, eating habits, poor attention span, and significant disinterest in previously enjoyed hobbies/activities.


An individual who is in withdrawal from Cocaine use will often show signs of extreme fatigue, depression, anxiety, body aches, body tremors, and poor concentration. Many individuals will describe the withdrawal as "unbearable" because the low is so dramatically opposite from the high experienced when using the drug. The symptoms can fluctuate in intensity and length - many have reported withdrawal symptoms that can last up to 6 months to 2 years.