Powdered cocaine and its derivatives, rock and crack
Cocaine is produced as a white chunky powder and is often called coke, blow,
white, snow, snort, flake, nose candy, hubba, or cane. It is said most often
in aluminum foil, plastic or paper packets, or small vials. Cocaine is usually
chopped into a fine powder with a razor blade on a small mirror or some other
hard surface, arranged into small rows called "lines," then quickly
inhaled (or "snorted") through the nose with a short straw or rolled up paper
money. It can also be injected into the blood stream.
Cocaine paraphernalia, including scales dealers use to weigh
the drug, and mirrors and razor blades used for preparing the drug before
Paraphernalia associated with inhaling cocaine include mirrors, razor blades,
straws, and rolled paper money, while paraphernalia associated with injecting
the drug include syringes, needles, spoons, and belts, bandanas or surgical
tubing used to constrict the veins. Scales are used by dealers to weigh the
drug. Sometimes substances such as baking soda or mannitol are used to "cut"
cocaine in order to dilute the drug and increase the quantity of the drug
Cocaine powder is sold in plastic bags, glass vials, or
in small cellophane or paper packets
The high from a typical inhaled dose of cocaine lasts for about 20 minutes.
During this time your teenager may appear very alert, confident, energetic,
and stimulated; physical signs include dilated eyes and a runny nose, and
little or no appetite. The high from cocaine is followed by profound depression,
an intense desire for another dose of the drug, mental fatigue, restlessness,
and irritability. An overdose of cocaine can cause extreme agitation, respiratory
failure, heart failure, or death.