Also known as: Crack / Coke / Snow

What's This?

Cocaine is derived from the leaves of the Erthroxylum Coca plant. In its pure form, Cocaine is a white crystalline powder and it is either sniffed in powder form or injected into the body in liquid form.

Cocaine is both a central nervous system stimulant and an anesthetic. The chronic Cocaine abuser is socially dangerous because of the mental abnormalities caused by the drug.

A photograph of cocaine

Effects & Dangers

  • Increased heart rate
  • Aggressive behaviour
  • Irritability
  • Nausea, shaking, blurring vision and hallucination

Withdrawal Symptoms

  • Anxiety, depression, anger and jittery feelings
  • Fatigue (extreme tiredness)
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Loss of desire to do things