Cocaine and Crack

COCAINE


Cocaine

Street Names

Cocaine: Charlie, Snow, Coke.

Appearance

White to off white powder. An expensive drug.

Methods of Ingestion

Snorted, swallowed and rubbed around the gums. Occasionally injected sometimes with Heroin (SNOWBALL).

Consequences of use

EFFECTS: A strong but short-lived, (up to 1 hour) ‘rush’ which cause increased confidence in social settings. Heavy intoxication may lead to aggression and violence.


CRACK COCAINE

Street Names

Crack Cocaine: Crack, Lick, Stone, Rock, Wash, Base.

Appearance

Small white, brown to bluish grey crystalline stones or rocks. 1 Rock is typically £10-20.

Methods of Ingestion

Smoked in a ‘pipe’ usually made out of a small bottle or drinks can. Occasionally injected sometimes with Heroin (SPEEDBALL).

Consequences of use

EFFECTS: Similar to cocaine but the effects are even more intense and short-lived so tend to engender a craving for more.

Progress - National Consortium of Consultant Nurses in Dual Diagnosis & Substance Use