Signs Of Cocaine Use – How To Know If Someone Is Using Coke
Cocaine accelerates the whole mind and body. It can make you feel full of energy, happy, excited, and on top of the world. It can make someone feel invincible and intensify sexual urges. Users often have significant mood swings from euphoria to paranoid, angry, nervous, and afraid.
- It is extremely addictive
- It puts users on an emotional roller coaster
- It is a Schedule II drug, a high potential for abuse
After the high wears off, a user will seriously crash and feel tired and sad. At some point, the cravings to do more comes on to get that adrenaline rush and feel good again.
- Snorting cocaine is the most common method of using this powerful and seductive stimulant.
Using this drug makes a user very excited, euphoric, and full of energy. Most people snort it up to their noses. Look for signs of sneezing, nasal congestion, and other noise-related issues.
- If they are shooting up, then marks on their arms or other areas with prominent veins.
The most common way of use is a rolled-up dollar bill or plastic straw. Dollar bills are always handy and make the perfect vehicle. Another delivery system is a plastic straw, cut in half. Both curled dollars or some other cylindrical device are serious giveaways of use.
- Look for possible white residue on a bill.
The use takes a heavy toll on the sinus cavities and the eyeballs. Users often stay up late, sometimes all night. Eye drops attempt to disguise bloodshot eyes. Carrying and or regular use of any eye whitening liquid is an indication of use.
Late-night binging will seriously disrupt sleep patterns. Users tend to go to bed late.
Using the drug takes a heavy toll on the sinus cavities, causing the nose to run and drip like if they had a cold. Look for signs similar to allergies.
Buying cocaine is a cash transaction. It is a costly habit, costing hundreds of dollars per gram. If someone is always carrying and spending large amounts of cash for no other apparent reason, it’s a good sign they are using drugs.
Cocaine use requires privacy. Bathrooms are the number one location for ingestion. Dashing off to the bathroom every 15 minutes is a sure sign of use. Also, obtaining more of the drug is a time-consuming enterprise, including personal phone calls or text messages to a dealer.
- Cocaine is a potent stimulant.
- Nervousness is one of the side effects of use.
- A deep-seated fear.
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. It could be a manic type of behavior.
This drug is a white powdery substance. Snorting it inevitably leaves some residue, usually along the inside of the nostrils.
Here’s the method in the ritual of snorting a line. There are three tools used in the act. Finding any one of these is a sure-fire telltale sign of use.
- Razor blades or credit cards used to create lines
- Tubes such as straw or rolled up dollar bill
- Small mirrors or other hard surfaces
It is usually kept in a vile or tightly folded up waxed paper. Snorting is always on a hard, typically reflective surface, most often a mirror. Usually cut up with the razor blade, cut into lines, and then snorted. The tube could be metal as well. It constantly burns the nasal passages as it hits the nasal membrane.
This drug is hazardous. Some of the most common serious problems include heart attack and stroke. There is a risk for HIV, AIDS, and hepatitis from sharing needles or having unsafe sex.
- It is more dangerous when combined with other drugs or alcohol.
Crack cocaine is small white rocks. Crack is smoked in a small glass pipe and gets its name from the crackling noise it makes when it’s ignited.
Street names include:
- nose candy
Cocaine is from the leaf of the coca bush, which grows primarily in Peru and Bolivia. It is a fine, white, crystalline powder. Cocaine dealers usually cut it with such substances as;
- Talcum powder