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Signs Of Cocaine Use

Listed here are some sure signs of cocaine use. Cocaine, also known as “coke,” accelerates a person’s mind and body. It can make a user feel full of energy, happy, excited, and invincible. It can also intensify sexual urges. Users often have significant mood swings from euphoria to paranoia, anger, nervousness, and afraid.

  • It is extremely addictive
  • It puts users on an emotional roller coaster
  • It is a Schedule II drug with a high potential for abuse
  • Cocaine is a potent stimulant
  • Nervousness is one of the side effects
  • Feelings of fear or paranoia

Cocaine comes from the leaf of the coca bush, primarily grown in Peru and Bolivia. It is a fine, white, crystalline powder. Cocaine dealers usually cut it with such substances as;

  • Cornstarch
  • Talcum powder
  • Sugar
  • Procaine
  • Amphetamines

After the high wears off, a user will seriously crash and feel tired and sad. At some point, the cravings to do more come on to get that adrenaline rush and feel good again.

  • Snorting cocaine is the most common method of using this powerful and seductive stimulant.
  • Look for signs of sneezing, nasal congestion, and other nose-related issues.
  • If they are “shooting up” by injecting it into their bodies, look for marks in their arms in prominent veins (inside the elbow).

The most common way of using “coke” is using a rolled-up dollar bill for snorting it. Dollar bills are always handy and easy to roll up. Another delivery system is a plastic straw cut in half. Both curled dollars or some other cylindrical device are real giveaways.

  • It is a white powdery substance, so look for residue on tabletops, mirrors, or other hard, flat surfaces. It is a dead giveaway.
  •  Snorting it inevitably leaves some residue, often on the inside of the nostrils.
  • Late-night binging will seriously disrupt sleep patterns. Users tend to go to bed late.
  • Users often stay up late, sometimes all night. Eye drops are an attempt to disguise bloodshot eyes.
  • Carrying and regular use of any eye-whitening liquid is a good indication of cocaine use.

 Buying cocaine is a cash transaction. It is a costly habit, often costing hundreds of dollars a day. If someone is often carrying and spending large amounts of cash for no other apparent reason, it is a good sign they are using drugs.

  • Crack cocaine is a small crystalline rock. Crack is smoked in a small glass pipe and gets its name from the crackling noise when it burns.
  • Using it with other drugs or alcohol is very dangerous.

Cocaine use requires privacy. Bathrooms are the number one location for a quick pick-me-up. Dashing off to the bathroom every 30-45 minutes is a red flag. Obtaining more of the drug is a time-consuming enterprise, including personal phone calls or text messages to a dealer.

The stimulating effect of the drug causes most users to go from ecstasy to despair and depression. Rarely are they in a normal state of mind. Instead, Rather, look for a manic type of behavior pattern.

These three tools play vital roles in snorting coke. Therefore, finding any one of these is a sure-fire signal.

  • Razor blades or credit cards are used to chopt and create “lines.”
  • Straws or rolled-up dollar bill
  • Mirrors

Cocaine is usually kept in a vile or tightly folded waxed paper. Usually chopped up with the razor blade, cut into lines, and then snorted. The tube could be metal as well. It burns the nasal passages as the drug reaches their nasal membrane.

This drug is hazardous. Some of the most common serious problems include heart attack and stroke. In addition, there is a risk for HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis from sharing needles or having unsafe sex.

Street names include:

  • coke
  • “C”
  • snow
  • flake
  • blow
  • nose candy

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